Posts Tagged ‘Baseball’

Batter Up!

April 1, 2010

You never know where an email will take you.  It began, “Would your group be interested in coming to see The Asheville Tourists?”   The Trolley Company was not the intended receipient but rather another group  I belong to.  The enterprising Mike Kish, Group Sales Director for The Asheville Tourists was fishing for customers.  “Ding,” the light went off.   A baseball game.

Wouldn’t that be great for a trolley trip?  Before I knew it, my new best friend was Mike and I was touring McCormick Field.  I am a little embarrassed to admitt that after 30 something  years living here I had never been to McCormack Field, the home of our minor league team, the Tourists.  Mind you, I like baseball but this and that kept my feet closer to homeplate. 

I really enjoyed the tour which included the locker room as well.  I’ll tell you Girls, that room is sexy even without guys.  Talk about a lifesize picture!  That room has the largest flat screen television I have ever seen in my life.  Whew!, let’s get back to the field…which is beautiful by the way. 

Since our weekends are pretty full at The Trolley Company, Thursday evening seemed like a perfect fit.  Now, you may not know that Thursday is also known as Thirsty Thursday.  That means just what you think it means–cheap beer.  Now being a family friendly company, I was a little concerned about this.  However Mike reassured me that they keep a very close eye on this and Octoberfest it isn’t. 

After our Q & A time, Mike and I decided to give it a go.  The Trolley Company would bring Tourist fans from Hendersonville and Mike would provide the perfect parking spot and plenty of advertising support.   How has it been working?  Well, the first game is next week and I’m hoping for gorgeous weather.  I’ll let you know how folks like it but with special front gate service and $1 beers, how can we miss?

Take me out to the ballgame, take me out with the crowd, buy me some peanuts and…