Tonight, I finally made it to my first Hillsboro Hops game of the season. As a part of Farmers Insurance’s summer event, I got to take my wife and son to the game. Unfortunately, the Hops fell 7-1 to the Boise Hawks, but while sitting on the first base side of the infield, two rows up from the field, I realized once again what a great place Ron Tonkin Field is to take in an evening baseball game.
If you’re in the Portland area, get to a game before the regular season ends on September 6th. The fan experience is second-to-none, there isn’t a bad seat in the house, and there are inflatable play areas beyond the center field fence that is perfect for kids. Tickets start as low as $6 for general admission, which is a very good price for live baseball.
(As a side note, I just discovered on Twitter that tonight was Neil Everett bobblehead night, which I had been looking forward to since the start of summer! Neil is one of my favorite news personalities. Unfortunately, we didn’t arrive until 10 minutes after the first pitch, and I had no clue that I had missed it! Argh!)
Some photos from tonight’s game:
Excuse the photo quality. I’d love to make it to one more game this season with my Nikon in tow.