- Tickets to a Bowling Green Hot Rods game against the Clinton LumberKings, followed by a post-game concert by Sunday Best
- When: Saturday, April 19, at 7:05 p.m.
- Where: Bowling Green Ballpark
- Seating: Premium Box
- Door time: 6:10 p.m.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Ticket Options * $15 for two tickets (a $30 value) * $25 for four tickets (a $60 value)
The Scouting Report
The Hot Rods certainly lived up to their name in 2013. By outrunning throws and ignoring speed limit signs between first and second base, the team swiped 230 bags—nearly 50 more than the next highest number in the Midwest League. All that activity on the basepaths led the Hot Rods to their third-straight playoff appearance, finishing with the league’s second-best record and an Eastern Division title. This April, the speedy squad runs wild again, including during a home game against the LumberKings on April 19. After the final base has been swiped and the final out has been made, a post-game concert rocks Bowling Green Ballpark as one of the team’s many promotions scheduled for the upcoming season.
Bowling Green Hot Rods
What could’ve been? When the Hot Rods asked this question in 2009—their first season under the Hot Rods moniker—all of Minor League Baseball took notice. It was part of a promotion in which the team re-wrote history, imagining an alternate universe where the team was named the Cave Shrimp (a name that nearly won out during their “Name the Team” contest). For its ingenuity, the Hot Rods “What Could’ve Been?” promotion won Minor League Baseball’s “Promotion of the Year” award and has been followed by many memorable promotions since.
Though the Hot Rods have built a reputation for fun, oftentimes whacky activities off the field, they’re all business on it. In fact, instead of relaxing in a giant hammock hung on the foul posts, the team, which is the class-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, has worked hard to appear in three straight postseasons from 2011–2013. Most recently, they captured an Eastern Division crown in 2013 and finished with the league’s second-best record.