1. You can enjoy a game with your dog.
Off the Leash cover boy enjoying a Somerset Patriots game
2. You can sit here and not spend a nickel more than the guy sitting in the far corner of left field.
3. It’s easier to come up with a ball.
4. The Mascots
Sparkee and Slider are two of the three Somerset Patriots mascots. The third is a guy who parades around in a revolutionary war uniform and calls himself General Admission.
5. It keeps the dream alive.
Endy Chavez played for nine different major league teams over a 13-year period. He is widely beloved by New York Mets fans for a game-saving catch he made against the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. At age 40, he is patrolling right field for the Somerset Patriots.
Matt Latos pitched for nine different teams during an 8-year major league career. During that time he complied a 71-59 won-loss record. He’s giving it one last shot as a closer for New Jersey Jackals,
6. You don’t have to be a major client of Morgan Stanley to sit in a luxury box.
7. If your kids couldn’t care less about the game they can do stuff like this.
8. You can stretch out.
9. Where else can you see sack races these days.
10. Bat dogs
Rookie is the third generation of golden retrievers to serve at bat dog for the Trenton Thunder, following in the pawsteps of his legendary grandfather Chase.
11. You never know what tonight might be.
12. The YMCA song never gets old.
13. You don’t have to drink Bud or Bud Light
14. The food.
Yikes! Look a the sugar on this one.
Best deal of the summer. (And they’re every bit as good as they look.)
The best straight-up hot dogs I had were at Sussex County
Pork roll and cheese
Photos are from
Palisades Credit Union Park, Pomona, N.Y., home of the Rockland Boulders
TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, N.J., home of the Somerset Patriots
Arm & Hammer Stadium, Trenton, N.J., home of the Trenton Thunder
Yogi Berra Stadium, Little Falls, N.J., home of the New Jersey Jackals
Skylands Stadium, Augusta, N.J., home of the Sussex County Miners