Forty-two days till game time
Now that hockey season is over…um, er, uh…it’s time to think baseball. A sport which remains relatively in tact. And I’m not talking about the Rangers.
If you haven’t been to the two year old ballpark in Frisco and seen the Frisco RoughRiders play, you have truly missed a great recent addition to this part of Texas.
A game at the RoughRiders’ home field is everything that a trip to the Rangers isn’t.
You can get $7 outfield general admission seats. A great seat on first base is a whopping $15. There’s free parking with a convenient free shuttle. The concessions are reasonably priced. The grounds are spotless. The attendants are helpful and courteous. The bathrooms are clean, plentiful and without lines. The entertainment between innings is actually entertaining. And traffic is virtually non-existent.
Oh, and then there’s baseball. A bunch of great young guys out there playing their hearts out for minimum wage, who behave like gentlemen on and off the field. Last year they were the Texas League Division Champs with 45 wins, 25 losses.
To get there, take the Tollway north, and when you see the stadium, take a right. Pay parking is on the grounds, or free parking is over at the mall, 150 yards away. Even if you’re coming from downtown, I guarantee it is closer time wise, than The Ballpark in Arlington. Or whatever it’s called now.