Have you ever attended a professional baseball game?

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It’s baseball season! Are you excited? For many of you, this is probably your favorite time of the year. For others of you, you might not care about baseball, perhaps football is more your thing? Either way, peanuts and cracker jacks are flying off the shelves, and the balls are flying at full speed!

Did you know… The first professional baseball team was the Cincinnati Red Stockings, who were considered a professional team in 1869. Later that year, 11 other teams turned professional. Read more baseball facts here.

Have you ever attended a professional, major or minor league, baseball game? Please tell us in the poll below. Thanks!

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Grant Graves
2 days ago

I answered “Yes. Major league”. Almost as boring as golf.

dave
3 days ago

Back many years ago, I had season tickets to our local minor team in Lansing, MI. “Lug nuts”.
The whole city used to support them. Now, not so much.
Went to a Ranger preseason game a few years ago. 4 of us, I got the snacks, 4 beer and 4 footlong hotdogs, close to $125.00. guess that was my last ” Pro” game.

Neal Davis
3 days ago

Have attended several major league baseball games since 1968 (2 years after the Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta – 2 hours away by car) and several minor league games since 1975 (when my hometown of Chattanooga got a minor league team after lacking one for 10 years). Minor league games are more fun for us; ticket prices and concession prices are much lower than at major league parks. Also, it is fun to discuss who will or won’t make it to the majors and for how long while watching a minor league game. One year we might even make travel plans based on minor league schedules of teams within 5 or 6 hours of our home base. I have often imagined doing so would be a lot of fun and include interesting towns to explore during the day, before the night’s game begins.

KellyR
4 days ago

It was such a simple question about a sporting event. Are so many RVers rabid, unhappy, politicians ? I thought all were out there enjoying nature – away from the crap of the world.

Jeff Craig
4 days ago

Am I the only one who is reading the comments, with so many of these ‘Old Fogies’ complaining about ‘cancel culture’, by stating they will ‘cancel’ ever going to another baseball game…

How far this once mighty Nation has fallen.

Oh, and my wife and I go to MLB (Mariners), AAA (Everett Aquasox), NHL (Canucks/Flyers/Devils), NASCAR (so many tracks….) and would go to NFL games if we could afford Seahawks tickets or if my wife could tolerate it. Sports are for fun, but the athletes are people, too – they are not there to entertain you like a circus animal! If they see something wrong, they have as much a right to speak up about it as you do. Get over yourselves.

Last edited 4 days ago by Jeff Craig
John Macatee
4 days ago

Yes, however I will not go again and will not watch and or support MLB again due to their woke and ccp support. Same go for colleges.

David Binkley
4 days ago
Reply to  John Macatee

Could not agree more.

PaulE
4 days ago
Reply to  John Macatee

You are 100% correct.

Jeff Craig
4 days ago
Reply to  John Macatee

Means cheaper tickets for me! (And something tells me you probably didn’t go that often anyway – people who make comments like yours tend to shout that they’ll boycott Coke, while hiding a DIet Coke…)

Last edited 4 days ago by Jeff Craig
Sink Jaxon
4 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Craig

Jeff…they obviously are not fans

Bob Weinfurt
4 days ago

Yes. Back in the 60s with my father and grandfather to see the Mets at Shea stadium and about 16 years ago to Montreal for an Expos game. Not as exciting as it used to be.

Bill N Stacey
4 days ago

We Will Never Support Nor Attend Any Major League Ball Team, Club Or Assoc… Its A True Shame What Has Occured To American Professional Sports! (Woke College Sports As Well)…

Charlie Gray
4 days ago
Reply to  Bill N Stacey

I agree 100%. Never again.

David Binkley
4 days ago
Reply to  Charlie Gray

X2

Goldie
4 days ago

Over 50 years ago. It was fun then. You couldn’t pay me to go now.

Paul
4 days ago

Yes back in the early sixties i was a batboy clubhouse boy for the Albuquerque dukes great memories and met alot of the rich kids

Dale
4 days ago

Used to love professional sports. Not anymore. Been to my last “Pro” game of any kind.

Jim
4 days ago

Major league games in Seattle, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angles, San Diego, St. Louis and Chicago (both stadiums), spring training In Arizona and many minor league games. Although baseball ranks 3 on my list of favorite sports, there is something magical about a baseball stadium, especially on a warm summer evening.

Jim
4 days ago
Reply to  Jim

Oh, I forgot to add Toronto

Don
4 days ago

Been to both. Major league at Candlestick park in San Francisco growing up and minor league at Dickey Stephen’s park in Little Rock, Arkansas to watch Arkansas Travelers.

John Koenig
4 days ago

About 50 years ago, my dad took me to Yankee Stadium to see the Yankees play the Detroit Tigers. 10 ~ 20 years ago, I went several times the see the Long Island Ducks (a minor league team) play. I enjoyed the minor league teams and the Duck’s stadium in particular MUCH more than “the Pros”. As a Full Time RVer, I rarely get back to Long Island, NY but, if it were SAFE and convenient, I would go see another minor league game. I fully agree with others who have posted that “Professional” baseball is no longer for “the little guy”. Sadly, I believe that sentiment applies to MOST “Professional Sports” these days. With the mega-salaries most “pros” get along with the “Professional Stadiums” that the tax payer gets stuck paying for, “Professional Sports” has very much become a rich man’s pastime.

Sink Jaxon
4 days ago

I’ve been to many of both. Even to Spring Training in Arizona. Dodger fan my entire life, even sat next to Tom Lasorda at a Spring Training game, chatted a little. And I refuse to let the phony sjw MLB management ruin my love of the game. Because it’s all about the young men who love to play, and their fans… GO Dodgers!

Ronnie Flake
4 days ago

We are big time Astros fans. We attend a couple of games a year and my brother is a season ticket holder.

Christine
4 days ago

I grew up in Illinois near St Louis and am a die-hard Cardinals fan. Love baseball and have been to many games. Where I grew up, people were split between being fans of the Cards or the Cubs. That’s a big, fun rivalry. My boyfriend is a Cubs fan!! 😳

Lil John
4 days ago

It’s obvious by the comments that MLB and some other sports as well have outpriced themselves. Problem is some folks have the $’s and don’t care. The stadiums are full. The worst part is that they allow the food vendors to rip off the family’s with $8. hotdogs and $5 drinks. Average price to take a family of 4 to a game now is getting close to $400. Firefighters make $40-80,000 a year, while a baseball player gets 1.2 million just for signing up. Then they make the $80,000 every time they go to bat. Love baseball but won’t support that kind of idiocy.

Diane Mc
4 days ago

I was a diehard SF Giants fan since a kid thru adulthood. I even went to games on my own and scored them. First change came when they traded Will Clark & Matt Williams. Then the issue with Barry Bonds. Then the strike. That was the end. Shared Warrior NBA season tickets w/sister and loved football (younger 3 brothers, as kids, became Cowboy fans because of me😂, we lived in CA🤷‍♀️) & went to 2 Super Bowls (then brother in law played for Dolphins). All changed when players were getting arrested (my son stopped watching calling the NFL, National Felon League). A number of years ago, tried to get back into it a bit. Once the politics hit, again we were out. It’s suppose to be entertainment. A chance to escape for a few hours. Done with the lectures we don’t need from most who are just virtual signaling so they don’t get cancel cultured.

James LaGasse
4 days ago

Wasn’t sure how to answer, growing up Florida had no major league teem of its own but we did go to the various spring training games. They were pros but not season games and the top players had very little play time.