Last weekend, I went to my first minor league baseball game. We won tickets to the Camden River Sharks last spring and, truth be told, I wasn't that excited about driving all that way to Camden. Surprisingly, we had a great time.
After tickets and parking and food, you can easily blow through $200 at a Yankees game. Here, everything was cheap. Tickets cost between $5 and $25. I think I spent $25 for a hot dog at the last Yankee game.
After we found our seats, Ian immediately had to check out the bouncy castle and the rock wall. There was also a merry-go-round for the younger kids. They had fireworks at the end of the game. In between innings, kids dressed up as sumo wrestlers and beat each other up.
The game itself was a sideline to the rest of the circus. The players? Well, they weren't Derrick Jeter. Error after error. Over throws. Outfielders missing pop flies. A line drive foul that took out some guy in the box seats. It was excellent. The final score was 9-5 with the Camden River Sharks beating out the Newark Bears.
We left the ball field with a belly full of cheese steak, an over sized t-shirt for Ian, and a hankering for more minor league baseball. We'll have to check out the New Jersey Jackals next.