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Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Batter Up! Minor League Baseball Fun in Florida

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Baseball season is back in full swing and there’s no better place to see the action than at one of Florida’s minor league parks.

Here are a few of my favorites from around the state:

Jacksonville – Cheer on the Jacksonville Suns and don’t miss Fifty Cent Family Feast Night on Tuesdays with 50-cent hotdogs, peanuts and ice cream treats. On most Sunday afternoon games, kids can run the bases after the final pitch and on Friday nights, fireworks light up the sky after each game.

Pensacola – As the Double-A affiliates for the Cincinnati Reds, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, bring the whole family for a game at the Bayfront Stadium. Cheer on the team and make sure to say hello to Kazoo, the team’s zany mascot.

Daytona BeachThe Daytona Cubs take to the field for a summer filled with fun. Man’s best friend is welcome to the park on select Fridays during the season for Dog Days. Saturday nights, don’t miss the fireworks show after each game. Most Wednesdays throughout the season is Kids’ Eat Free Night -- fans 13 and under receive a free hot dog and popcorn with paid admission.

Dunedin – The Dunedin Blue Jays celebrate families throughout the season with Junior Jays Saturday featuring facepainting and caricatures, interactive games and kids can run the bases after the game! And be sure to check the team schedule – at select games throughout the year, kids get in free with a paying adult admission.

You can check out all the state's minor league teams here. Do you have a favorite minor league baseball team? 

To follow along with Carrie McLaren’s adventures, check out the VISIT FLORIDA Family Insider Facebook page and follow along on Twitter at @VFFamilyInsider.

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