A GREAT view of the field at AT&T Park in Chattanooga during their pre-season open house!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lookouts Open House

It has been a heck of a winter in my neck of the woods, and I am READY for some baseball!

Luckily, many of the minor league teams have their annual open house events in late March.  This year, we decided to travel to Chattanooga to see what the Lookouts are up to!

This is such a great community and a great park.  You can park downtown and walk to AT&T Field, and many other great downtown attractions.

We got to the park pretty early.  We were in luck, as Alex, the teams marketing and promotions manager, was giving tours!

Alex let us know that its looking like the Lookouts will be getting some exciting prospects from the new parent club this year.  Everyone we talked to seemed very excited about The Lookouts new relationship with the Twins.

And that excitement showed.  We noticed many references to the Twins, while a few mentions of the former MLB team, the Dodgers, were still noticeable but scarce.

I really enjoy these pre-season opportunities to check out the entire park.  We were given the rare chance to see suites, dugouts, the locker room, and some more of the behind the scenes areas.

We were allowed to see where the team's radio announcer Larry Ward calls the games!  More importantly, Larry was hanging around to tell us a little about the team, and his TWENTY SIX YEARS of calling the games!

I was so excited about meeting Larry.  That's another great reason to show up at events like this.  You never know who you might be able to chat with!

The Lookouts were having an AMAZING sale of GAME USED items in the locker room.  You know I did some shopping!

The team's mascots were all over the place too.  This was a great chance to get a photo of yourself ON the field, WITH both mascots!

It has been a LONG, cold winter, and it felt so nice getting to Chattanooga and being able to hang out at AT&T Park!

Thanks to Alex, Larry, Looie and the rest of the Lookouts!