Take Me Out to the Ballgame…Student Reflection

An American Pastime. What is the first thing that comes to mind? One thing, and usually one thing only, and that is baseball. IMG_1121Not 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 IMG_1122atmosphere. 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.

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