'I’m sure if it fell during the baseball season we would be commemorating that at the old ballpark? Right?'By At first blush, Sunday, August 26, appeared to be a typical game day (actually it was a night game) for the Frisco RoughRiders of the Texas League. With a little more than a week to go in the season, the Riders were pushing to win the second half of the season and the right to advance to the post-season to meet Corpus Christi in the playoffs. Aside from that, a few members of the team were auditioning for a possible call-up to the team’s big league affiliate, the Texas Rangers, during the month of September.
As usual, it was Kids Sunday Funday at Dr Pepper Ballpark, which meant that before the game against the Midland Rockhounds the wee folk could play catch on the field before the game and enjoy a fireworks display after the game. Also, ice cream sandwiches were available for just $1.00 all night long. Obviously, you get more bang for your buck on Sunday Funday, but piling on promotions is common in minor league baseball.
On this particular Sunday, Frisco sweetened the pot with an additional promotion: Girl Power Night! The videoboard’s girly logo for same featured a baseball with pink stitches. Maybe they had some for sale in the team shop…I forgot to check!