Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Take Me Out To The Game

If there's one thing that I enjoy in the summer evenings, it's heading down to the ballpark for a little baseball. The local, independent team is the Winnipeg Goldeyes who play out of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, and they've had some success over the two decades they've been playing ball in this city. It's always a good time at the ballpark while being rather inexpensive entertainment, and the Goldeyes know their market well. How do I know this? They're doing another annual theme night this season that always seems to draw a big crowd!

Late in the season each year as hockey season approaches, the Winnipeg Goldeyes host "Hockey Night at Shaw Park"! There are hockey-themed giveaways during the course of the game, fans are encouraged to wear their favorite hockey jerseys, and the on-field games and entertainment are always hockey-related. There are usually some minor hockey teams that have been invited to the park to catch the game, and the Goldeyes often have a hockey icon or two on-hand to sign autographs. And, as seen to the right, the home team comes out in hockey-like jerseys to play the game as part of the festivities!

The Goldeyes will take the field on these jerseys on Tuesday, August 27 when the Gary Southshore Railcats visit that night, and there's a pile of good stuff happening at ballpark to go along with the action on the field. The Manitoba Moose will be at the game and have a table setup for information, so the local AHL club will be well-represented at the ballpark. There will be a fireworks show after the game, so make sure you plan for a later evening if you're headed to the game. And if you are going to the game, check out The Dugout at some point in the evening to grab yourself some Goldeyes Hockey Night merchandise!

I am proud to say that I will be attending next week's game to take in Hockey Night at Shaw Park. There's something great about watching live baseball while enjoying a hot dog and a beverage, and adding the hockey layer to the game only makes it more enjoyable when walking around the park and seeing the jerseys people are wearing. I can tell you that last season's game saw the Islanders' Fisherman jersey make an appearance as my mom, an avid baseball fan, wore it to the game, and there were a number of people who stopped to ask about it. I haven't decided what jersey I'm going to wear this year, but I have some time to make that decision.

If you're in the Winnipeg region and you want to go to the game, head over to the Ticketmaster website and get yourself a ticket. Tickets range between $14 and $26, so it's not like you need to take out a second mortgage to attend. There are lots of great tickets still available at the time of publishing this article, so find a seat you like and take yourself out to the ballpark!

Hockey Night at Shaw Park is always a homerun!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

No comments: