Baseball enthusiasts can’t properly behold the glorious seventh-inning stretch in a crowded living room because there’s always someone standing on the coffee table getting his forehead rhythmically slammed by the ceiling fan. Catch the game in comfort with today’s deal to the Evansville Otters’ Father’s Day home game on June 19. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get four general-admission tickets, four hot dogs, and one autographed baseball (a $41 value).
- For $22, you get four field-box tickets, four hot dogs, and one autographed baseball (a $53 value).
The Evansville Otters showcase their home-run, base-stealing, and strikeout skills in thrilling minor-league-baseball matches. Catch the team from either general-admission (a $5/ticket value) or field-box (an $8/ticket value) seats as they square off against the River City Rascals in a special Father’s Day game. Both packages equip four individuals with a game-day ticket and hot dog, as well as an autographed baseball (a $10 value) to let Dad teethe on. Ticket holders also enjoy early entry into the ballpark, and, in order to shine a proper spotlight on patriarchs, all fathers can lace up and play catch on the field. Package-purchasers will also receive recognition during a pregame ceremony, and one pop will be chosen to throw out the first pitch, allowing him to experience the thrill of striking out his childhood invisible friend. Nearly as impressive as the Otters’ ability to harmonize calls of “hey batter batter” is their home turf of Bosse Field, which opened in 1915 and was used for the filming of A League of Their Own. Fans can settle into this historic landmark and delight their senses with the smell of hot dogs, the sound of bats cracking a home run, and the sight of the zamboni smoothing the pitcher’s mound.
Since joining the Frontier League in 1996, the Otters have shattered several of the league's records while sending dozens of signees to the MLB. In 2005, the club became the first in the league to record a million total fans in attendance—a vote of confidence that led the Otters, in the the subsequent season, to repay Evansville with its first Frontier League championship. The team passed another milestone in 2012, becoming the first FL team to rack up 700 wins, still a far cry from matching some local 7-year-olds' kickball record of infinity wins. Opened in 1915, the Otters' home turf, Bosse Field, enjoys its own legacy of storied moments, most notably its use during the filming of A League of Their Own.