Sports only started to gain mass appeal in the 20th century, when they replaced our old national pastime—collecting pathogenic bacteria in our intestines. Get in the game with this GrouponLive deal.
- Two or four tickets to see a Bethesda Big Train collegiate baseball game
- When: any 2014 home game through July 25; click here to see the schedule.
- Where: Shirley Povich Field
- Seating: General Admission
- Door time: one hour before game time
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $9 for two adult tickets ($18 value)
- $14 for two adult tickets and a $10 concession voucher ($28 value)
- $19 for two adult tickets, two child tickets, and a $10 concession voucher ($38 value)
The Scouting Report
When the Cal Ripken League officially kicks off the 2014 season on June 6, the Big Train’s budding batters return to Shirley Povich Field for a summer of collegiate baseball action. Last year’s club was dominant during regular-season play, soaring to the top of the standings with an impressive 30-14 record. This year’s team fields nine of the same players from last summer, who will act as role models for Bethesda’s newcomers by politely thanking opposing pitchers whenever they hit a home run.
Bethesda Big Train
The Bethesda Big Train baseball team came to fruition through the passion and charitable work of the Bethesda Community Baseball Club. Upon seeing that the area’s softball and baseball fields were in disarray, this group quickly took to the task of improving them for the community’s youth. After raising the money to fix the parks, the organization erected Shirley Povich Field to give the Bethesda Big Train a place to call home.
A summer collegiate baseball team, the Big Train delights fans with the sounds of summer: the crack of the bat, the smack of a fastball hitting the catcher’s mitt, and the buzz of a cell phone politely vibrating. The team members also aspire to be role models for the region’s younger generation, showing them that they can play baseball at a high level while still putting college, their studies, and their right to wear sweatpants to class first. Today the club participates in the Cal Ripken League and has reached the league’s championship five seasons in a row, giving locals and fans plenty to cheer about while enjoying family fun out under the summer’s warm evening sky.