Grizzlies vs Rascals, GCS Ballpark, Sauget, Illinois, 5 July 2014
GCS Ballpark is home of the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League, a non-MLB-affiliated, independent, professional baseball league with fourteen teams. It is our favorite family field. Tickets and food are cheap–like actual cheap with lawn seats at $5 and huge hotdogs at $3.50. We sit on the lawn so the kids and run and play during the game. There’s also playground on the third base side and on-field entertainment between innings–like giant gerbil ball races, giant eyeball races, and giant underwear three-legged races. It’s hysterical to the kids, and I love watching them laugh. The players are close enough to talk to, and friendly enough to do so (and sign autographs without charging for them). They are great players with true talent, and the games are never disappointing. Though we are Cardinals fans through-and-through, when it comes to going out to the ballgame, this is where we go.
No compensation was received from the Gateway Grizzlies, GCS Ballpark, or the Frontier League. There wasn’t a Weekly Photo Challenge posted this week, but I wanted to share a photo, as become my habit recently, so I picked this one.
*Featured and Post Image are mine: GCS Ballpark, 5 July 2014
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