Minor League Baseball, as the headline indicates, is awesome for many reasons. The youth, the prospects, the intimacy, the idiosyncrasies, the price, the food, the lack of misery associated with watching the big league team disappoint … it’s a fantastic experience.
But one of the other reasons minor league baseball is awesome? The whacky theme nights!
The Chicago Cubs’ Low-A affiliate, the Kane County Cougars, have announced their theme nights for the 2014 season, and there’s a whole lot of fun in there. The nice thing for Chicagoans is that Kane County is just west of the city in Geneva, so you can actually go to these things.
There are a couple Star Wars nights (last year, the Cougars wore Star Wars jerseys for the game), there’s a Princess Night (including a Daddy/Daughter date package … aw … ), and there are several Bark at the Park nights where you can bring your dog (what, no Purr at the Park?).
The full list of theme nights for the Cougars (more could be added):
May 2: Star Wars Night
May 3: 5/3 Day
May 16: Halfway to Halloween
May 17: Halfway to Halloween
June 4: Bark in the Park
June 7: Spirit and Cheer Night
June 8: Cancer Awareness Day
June 19: World Cup Soccer Night
June 20: Princess Night
June 21: Jimmy Buffett Night
June 26: Chicago Sports Team Night
July 2: Military Appreciation Night
July 11: Christmas in July
July 23: Bark in the Park
July 25: Superhero Night
August 1: Harry Potter Night
August 1: Peanut-Free Night
August 2: Country Music Night
August 13: Bark in the Park
August 14: NIU Night
August 22: Back to School Night
August 30: Star Wars Night