When you have a hankering for some friendly competition and the great outdoors, nothing satisfies like a baseball game.
The GuideLive crew recently took a road trip to the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, home of the RoughRiders. The stadium boasts amenities for adults and kids alike, such as the pool zone in the outfield — yes, you can actually swim in it! — and playgrounds with slides and bounce houses.
We ate our way through the food stands and hung out with some of the players and mascots.
If it sounds like a good time, that’s because it was. Check out our adventures in the videos below and play your own sometime soon.
The quick hits:
Our favorite bite
The BBQ Cone, which comes filled with mashed potatoes and your choice of meat, and is smothered in queso. We tried three of them, plus barbecue nachos and several fried desserts. Check out our taste test:
Our favorite animal
Brooks, the adorable golden retriever, a.k.a. team dog. They’re teaching him how to retrieve baseball bats. You can also follow him on Twitter @RidersBrooks!
Our favorite moment
Meeting up with local radio DJ and Twitter personality Michael Gruber, who is the official Ambassador of Fun for Thirsty Thursdays at the ballpark, a.k.a. Groovy Grubesdays. On Thirsty Thursdays, you can get $1 domestic draft beers, $2 craft beers and $1 Dr Pepper products from 6-8 p.m.
The RoughRiders start a four-game home against San Antonio on Tuesday, May 5. Full schedule here.