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Tickets are only $6,$5,$4. Cannot beat it. This will probably be better baseball than the Pirates! Give it a chance. Check out the web site at www.butlerbluesox.net
Good looking stadium. We got one similar to it in our town. Great baseball here, too, except admission is free, canned Miller Lite costs $1, hot dogs $1 and burgers $1.50.
They will more than likley win more games than yhe pirates.
Don't get your hopes too high. These leagues are really a step beyond the Eagle County League or how the Prep League used to be when no one played traveling baseball.
I walked around last year during a game and this place looks like it was cheaply built compared to the minor league and college stadiums I've been to. Also, can any one explain to me why they put artificial turf in this place? And is that "dirt" also turf?
The dirt is also turf. Turf is less maintenance. Less rain outs. They have at least 100 games scheduled there for the year so it will be hopping. 27 for the Bluesox. These leagues are a step below the Independent league in my opinion. It is still good baseball.
Turf is less maintenance maybe, but go ask players how safe it is. There's a reason almost EVERY major league and (true) minor league team went AWAY from turf fields - the amount of injuries which players suffer to their knees/ankles/legs. If you think any pro team will want to play on this crap, I have a bridge to sell you in Lyndora. Don't tell me about 100 games being a lot - Pullman held AT LEAST that many a year between high school/playoffs/prep league/pony league/tournaments/all-star /Legion/Eagle County games. FOR A LOT OF YEARS! As for the Prospect League, college summer leagues are a VERY big step from the higher end of independent ball but probably not as much from the Frontier League, which is the lowest rung of indy ball out there.The money you save in the short term for less maintanence doesn't matter when it's going to cost another $2-5 million to replace when the turf outlasts its lifespan. Even more, if they decide we screwed up and needed grass, it becomes an extremly expensive added cost for the city with the state grant money gone to completely raze the turf, install a sprinkler system, plant sod, etc. This is further proof how the city built this facility on the cheap with nothing more than short-term interest in mind.
Hurrah for baseball in my hometown. This is when you have the true spirit of the game. The $$$signs will play second fiddle, and little boys and old men will share the thrill of baseball up close. Thank you.
Compared to what Pullman Park was when I played there in the early 70's...a vast improvement. Back then areas of the bleachers were so bad they were closed off to fans. Still we played ball. Small steps my friends.
go the distance
"Build it and they will come ..."Are they?
We went to a game last year-the whole family enjoyed it and it didn't cost an arm and a leg....good family fun!
Is this a Frontier League franchise? I have been enjoying the Washington Wild Things and hope that my hometown would have similar success.
We live in Springfield Illinois and just came home from the game Sliders vs. Butler, June 20th. My son, Henry, who is 8, was given a game ball by a generous spectator during the game. Henry asked John Crummy, #8, to sign the ball. John gladly signed the ball. After the game, Henry asked the other players to also sign the ball. Everyone who heard were very kind and signed the ball. It was a loss for Butler and we are Sliders fans, yet the team was friendly and approachable. We may have to go tomorrow to see who wins. Thanks to all from the Kling family.
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