I turned my attention away from the radio and computer for a moment and noticed this on the TV.
Really? I mean For Real?!
Ok, I understand the need for blackouts to get fans to the Park.
It may be hard to understand for IronPig and Phillies fans as they regularly sell out but some sports teams do not sell out requiring a blackout. Of course there’s always Comcast whose strangle hold on Philly sports blacks out those who do not pay homage to them financially.
But the Bad News Bears? Not even the first one. In Breaking Training. The sequel.
The best baseball movie ending ever.
One of those fun things that always showed up at amusement parks and carnivals in the 80′s and 90′s made its debut at The Coke this summer.
The speed pitch.
I used to love this. Years ago the catch was, you get three tosses and if you guessed your speed on the last pitch, you won a prize… normally one of those plastic batting helmets. The Ironpig’s version pits fans against each other offering a prize for the fastest pitch in 3 categories.
12 & under
18 & older
If, at the middle of the 7th inning, you have the fastest pitch… you win a prize!
You get 4 balls for $2 and get to throw to a frighteningly realistic batter and catcher.
Another one of those neat things to keep you occupied/distracted during a Joe Savery 1st inning…
For a dollar, how could you resist? :)
There is a lot involved with a trip to Coca Cola Park and it is easy to overlook some of the fun, simple stuff that isn’t screaming at you the entire game. Some of these things are fun, kid friendly and relatively inexpensive.
One of those distractions from the game that has become very popular is Ferrous & FeFe’s Pig Putt. Basically a miniture golf style setup with the goal of making it into one of the cups leading to a pipe aimed at the final hole. A hole in one wins you a prize. Usually an Ironpig’s hat.
Ferrous & FeFe's Pig Putt Challenge
Just something to keep in mind when you next visit The Coke and feel the need to get up and walk around.
Tonight is the Diggity bobble head giveaway night.. although his unsportsmanship conduct in last night’s pork races was uncalled for, the team has decided to follow through with their planned tribute to hot dogs.
See you there!
I’m going to start a new category of posts soon that will focus on various aspects of Coca Cola Park.
Being that The Coke is currently the self proclaimed only place in minor league baseball to provide free bubbles before games and balloons after games, I felt the title of Bubbles and Balloons would be appropriate.
Stay tuned for the first Bubbles and Balloons post soon!