An American Pastime. What is the first thing that comes to mind? One thing, and usually one thing only, and that is baseball. Not just baseball, but baseball on a beautiful summer evening with the sun setting, all the while stuffing your face with a signature baseball hot dog.
As a group we watched the Indianapolis Indians host the Pawtucket Red Sox at Victory Field. While the Indians fell 7-4, they hosted, showing us great charity. We had no shortage of hamburgers, different hot meals, an assortment of drinks, and of course; lots of hot dogs. It was a great time to fellowship and experience some down time after a very busy day.
The facility and organization did a great job of having a welcoming and family safe atmosphere. After every inning a variety of games were played, usually they’d involve a family or a couple. This brought a relaxed feel to the crowd, they realized the game was important to them, but the experience was more important.
We go to AAA games to get away, for a momentarily escape from the complications of life, and the Indianapolis Indians as an organization did a great job of fulfilling the fan’s desires. I personally had a great time, they showed us great hospitality, and made it as stress free as possible. I feel rejuvenated and relaxed after a long day. Maybe that is why they call it the American pastime?
–Robert Perry, student in the Sport Management undergraduate program.