The Bear loved his first game, though he didn’t make it all the way through. He has asked several times to watch baseball this past week. I grew up watching the Arkansas Travelers play with my parents and grandparents. My Grandmom and Grandad rarely missed a home game, and even had their picture featured in a Southern Living article on minor league parks. There is nothing like cheering on the home team with your family, and I hope this was the first of many games for us.
The DFW metroplex has so much to offer when it comes to watching sports live. My personal favorite is minor league baseball. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching the Rangers. I prefer minor league baseball because it is amazing to watch the players pursue their dreams with passion and talent, and tickets are much more affordable. Many of them may never make the big show, but they work hard and spend countless nights on uncomfortable buses traveling endlessly around the south playing their hearts out. That kind of dream chasing is inspiring.
The Rough Riders are the AA farm team for the Texas Rangers. This means we have the unique opportunity to watch players develop and then see them play in the big leagues as well. It is so fun to see someone you’ve cheered for make their dreams come true when they get called up. On rare occasions we get to watch Rangers stars play close up when they are rehabing an injury. We had such an opportunity when we visited Dr. Pepper stadium, because Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison was on the mound.
Here is the Pearl Girl at her first baseball game. Please note she is dressed in a cowgirl dress in honor of the home team mascot.
If you are interested in taking your family to watch the Rough Riders play in Frisco at Dr. Pepper Ballpark, you can buy tickets and get more information on their website here. There are still plenty of home games left this month, and the season starts again in April of 2014. The team offers fabulous season ticket packages to fit every budget as well as meal packages with unlimited food and drinks. Rough Rider season tickets are the perfect holiday gift for the baseball fans in your life. You can also follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
**Thanks so much to the Rough Riders organization for providing tickets for our family in exchange for this post. All opinions are strictly my own.
What is your favorite sport to watch live?