The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, peanuts in one hand and a beer in the other. Does it get any better than this?
Who doesn’t love a good baseball game? Whether it’s little league or the pros, we all become one when our team is up to bat as we sit on the edge of our seats, waiting for the pitch. With a nod to the catcher, the pitcher lifts his leg, rears back, and lets the ball fly.
We are fortunate to have two exciting major league baseball teams in Ohio, The Cleveland Guardians, and the Cincinnati Reds. But did you know they are not the only boys of summer lighting up the scoreboards? Six minor league baseball teams also call Ohio home.
- Columbus Clippers: AAA-League
- Toledo Mud Hens: AAA-League
- Akron RubberDucks: AA-league
- Dayton Dragons: A-League
- Lake County Captains: A-League
- Mahoning Valley Scrappers: Draft League
Practically every player in major league baseball gets their start in the minors, and each MLB team has minor league teams under them for player development. Often called “farm leagues,” there are triple AAA and AA, where you may see players from the big league’s rehab after an injury or time off. Then there is also single-A, and the newly created draft league that showcases the top eligible draft prospects.
Summer will fly by, and your opportunity will be gone before you know it. Don’t let the chance for some memories disappear too. Grab some friends and head out to the ballpark this summer, and if you check the schedule beforehand, you might just take advantage of some exciting and zany promotions for the game. With ticket prices ranging from $5 to $27, you will save money over the cost of the big-league games, and you never know which rising star you may see at the beginning of their all-star career. And don’t forget to bring something for autographs.
Baseball is back in all its glory, and as the weather is warming up, there is no better way to spend a beautiful day than cheering on your team favorite at the ballpark with family and friends.