Blue Wahoos bring all-American fun to Navarre Beach vacations

What is more American than baseball? Not much. We all know the words to “take me out to the ball game,” and we have all seen the cliché apple pie and baseball in the backyard of yester year.

Adding a little slice of this Americana to your vacation can be a blast. Just west of beautiful Navarre Beach visitors can catch an afternoon minor league baseball game at the Blue Wahoos Stadium.

For my non-fishing readers, a wahoo is a blue colored fish found in the Gulf of Mexico and commonly sought by fisherman. It’s known for its speed and fantastic flavor.

The Blue Wahoos are an AA minor league baseball team. That means they are two steps below the professional league. Some of these same players go on to play for major league teams.

Watching them play is a real treat, and we make a point to go to a game when family or friends come into town.

Last week, $15 a person got me a front row seat behind the pitcher’s mound. It was a great view, and cheaper seats are available. These seats come with the added benefit of a waiter or waitress who will bring meals, snacks and beverages right to your seat.

We had a blast heckling the umpire and cheering on our favorite players. To our right you could see right into the Wahoos dugout, and children frequently approach the area for autographs following the game.

The Blue Wahoos stadium is very fan friendly, and there is not a seat in the house that is not an excellent view. Some days a seat right along third base line can be $5.

Aside from the typical baseball fun, Wahoos Stadium takes pride in customer service. Anytime I have come to a game there were always friendly staff ready to greet me, guide me to my seat or help me with anything I need. Plus the games and activities between innings are always family friendly.

Win or lose, following up a game with some tasty grub in downtown is always a safe bet. There are a variety of restaurants sporting everything from burgers to pizza to five-star seafood within walking distance of the park. Just ask a friendly staff member for directions.

Beaches and baseball, what more could you ask for? Navarrelistings.com

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