Although we haven't even hit Christmas, The Pittsfield Suns are already gearing up for the 2018 season. Their schedule was posted yesterday via the teams FaceBook page and Opening Day is May 30th at 6:30 with the traditional first night fireworks after the game. As we approach the heart of winter, it's nice to daydream about summer nights at the park, there's just a certain feel that can quite be put into words. I don't know if it's the nostalgia of the park, which is home to one of the only remaining wooden grandstands in the country, or the field that has seen over 200 players pass through on their way to the major leagues.

Last season, I was honored to throw out the first pitch on Live 95.9 night (because Bryan Slater was scared he would pull a muscle, on the bible, true story) and being up on the mound, you really feel how cool of a vibe the park has. For those of you wondering, my pitch BARELY, just barely, made it to the plate, although I might have been a few feet in front of the mound, so sue me.

Then again, it could be the smell of ballpark food wafting in the air, everything from traditional peanuts and crackerjacks, to Waconah Park staples like Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly, The Walking Taco (yes, a taco in a bag, optimal for ball park walking and eating) and if you haven't tried their Beer Shake, you truly haven't lived.

The park is more than family friendly with activities and games for the kids, great theme nights including everything from Star Wars Night, to Bring Your Dog to the Ball Park and of course tons of fireworks nights! While all that is great, I truly think my favorite part is getting to spend gorgeous, warm summer nights right in the heart of Pittsfield, having affordable fun with friends and enjoying America's pastime which has such a deep history right here in The Berkshires. Wahconah Park is truly a gem, and we're lucky to have The Suns call Pittsfield home. No automatic alt text available.


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