My blog usually consists of hiking and outdoor sports activities, but this blog will be a deviation from the normal and focus on the Asheville Tourists minor league baseball games.
Baseball games have been a large part of seasonal outings for people since the mid-1800’s. The sport’s season usually starts in April and goes through the month of October, so a casual afternoon to go watch a baseball game is a common trend throughout the summer months.
March 29, I went to go see an Asheville Tourist baseball game between the Tourists and the Greensboro Grasshoppers. I don’t know much about baseball at all, so I Googled “baseball” before I went to see if I could actually understand the game…well I kinda understood it, but not really. The Tourists lost the game, but from what I understand they put up a good fight.
The Asheville Tourists are a Minor League baseball team that plays in the Class A South Atlantic League, which is a couple of levels below Major League baseball and provides opportunities to develop skills in preparation for the Majors.
The Tourists play at McCormick Field which opened in 1924 and was last renovated in 1992. The stadium is one of the last standing original minor league baseball stadiums and currently seats 4,000 fans.
The game I attended in a hope to attain more knowledge of baseball was a good experience, and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive way to watch some baseball.
General admission tickets sell for $8 at a home game, and after Googling “baseball,” learning somewhat how the game works, I thought it was completely worth it.
The next home game is Wednesday May 10 against West Virginia Power, so grab some tickets if you can! Play ball!