Saturday, January 15, 2011

LSU Baseball

Another good thing to do in Baton Rouge is to go to an LSU baseball game. The new Alex Box Stadium at LSU has got to be one of the nicest college baseball fields in the country. The fact the the LSU baseball team has been one of the most dominant teams there is winning a total of six national championships since the 1990's is reason to believe that the Tigers will always put on a good show.

Last night (4-17-10), my son Tyler and I were able to find someone that had two tickets for sale to the the LSU versus Alabama game. This was my first trip to the new baseball facility at LSU and my son's first game ever. We got tickets out in the left field bleachers and were packed in there pretty tight. Luckily the seats to the side of were empty so that help give us a little spare room. The cost of these tickets was $10 a piece. There is also a section that is for standing room only and at least last night, that area looked packed. It turns out last night's 9 to 7 victory for the Tigers had a record crowd turnout and we were happy to be a part of it. It was also a special day in that former LSU baseball great Ben McDonald was honored and his number 19 was put up on a wall of honor along with former LSU head baseball coach Skip Bertman's number 15.

The game was fun and a real family friendly environment. We made the most of any down time during the game by playing with our iphones and talking about our favorite apps with the fans seated around us. One of the coolest things was that I had the lady behind us take the picture you see above on this page. I then e-mailed the photo to and later the picture of Tyler and I was up on the giant TV screen in left field between innings. I just missed seeing it but Tyler was looking back over his shoulder and saw that our picture made it up on the big screen for the whole crowd to see. I thought that was pretty cool and a good way to get the fans involved through technology.

If you are looking for something to do in Baton Rouge, going to an LSU baseball game is a really good thing to do. It's not that expensive and with a little effort, you can find some tickets. We are not huge baseball fans so even if you are a casual fan, I'm certain that you'll have a nice time out at LSU's Alex Box stadium.