“Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.”

Yogi Berra

I love Spring and Summer, but who doesn’t? Yeah, the weather is great and I love not having to bundle up with scarves and gloves when I leave but my favorite part is that some of my favorite places open! One of those being Joe Bruno Stadium, or “The Joe,” and the Tri-City Valleycats playing again. ValleyCatsIndividual game tickets go on sale on April 1st and you can get your 2013 Mini-Plan packages on their website. With the Mini-Plan Package you get the same seats to 6 different games, 1 guaranteed premium giveaway item, a free t-shirt, 3 fireworks shows, flexible exchange to any other Valleycats home game (based on availability), no waiting in lines and  the first option to purchase playoff tickets for between $33-63, how great of a deal is that? If you’re looking to spend a little more money, from $190-225 you can become a season ticket holder with plenty more deals included, listed on their website. My favorite deal though are Sunday Fundays when you can get 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 soft drinks for only $25 for the kids with a pregame catch on the field and post game kids run the bases.

I’ve been lucky enough to have gone to quite a few Yankee games in New York City and though it’s something to experience if you’re a Yankee fan, there’s a completely different feel at a Valleycats game. ValleyCats2It’s hard at a Major League Game to completely feel a part of the sport, there really is a noticeable difference between that and a Minor League Game. There is never a dull moment during a ValleyCats game because of either the kid-friendly games they play in between innings, the t-shirt cannons that come out from time to time and other activities to keep you interested while the players aren’t playing. The best part of “The Joe” is that there isn’t a bad seat so no matter if you can only afford the cheaper seats or you want to buy yourself a box, the view is great all around! Hopefully you can sense my passion about baseball because it above all other sports is my favorite to watch. Pair that with my love for all things local and you’ll see me at quite a few Tri-City ValleyCats this summer! If you can’t decide which games to buy tickets for, go on their website to see what promotional events they have going on along with which are firework nights. Also, each ticket has a coupon for a free Wendy’s frosty that you can get right after the game, across the street and if the ValleyCats win, kids eat for free at the 99 Restaurant! That is, if you decide to not eat some of the great food choices right within the stadium. Hope to see you at a game this summer! What’s your favorite ValleyCats memory? Do you have a favorite promotional game?

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