Baseball’s an option for summer entertainment


Tom Korth | Lindenlink Reporter


River City Rascals player at bat. Photo credit by Tom Korth

The River City Rascals aim to make baseball affordable and convenient this summer, especially for college students. Regular tickets range from $5 to $11, or for $25 fans can sit in The Dog Pound and eat and drink all they want.

The Rascals kicked off their 2013 season at home Tuesday with a 4-2 win over the Frontier Greys in front of 1,706 fans at T.R. Hughes Ballpark, a mile north of I-70 off T.R. Hughes Boulevard in O’Fallon.  To honor the late St. Louis Cardinals legend, it was Stan Musial Appreciation night, unveiling the Stan Musial Porch with Musial’s family in attendance.

More special events and activities are planned. Rascals Assistant General Manager Jody Sellers said, “We hope to reach as many people as possible and some of the ways we do this is through our free kid’s club, our new free senior club called The Silver Sluggers, a free honor roll program, a reading program that we do within all the community libraries, and as many mascot appearances as possible.”

AMVETS Post 106 National Honor preparing the colors. Photo credit by Tom Korth.

On Tuesday, July 9, the Rascals will offer Whitey Herzog rat bobble heads, and Sunday, July 28, Tony LaRussa bobble heads will mark Bark in the Park night. Fans can bring their dogs to the game on a leash, and of course they must clean up any messes. In addition, giveaways between innings will be offered.

Lindenwood is a sponsor of the Rascals, and on Aug. 22 the team will welcome LU students back with Lindenwood Student Night. Details have yet to be announced. The season runs through Sept. 5.

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