Catch a baseball game at the beach
Sometimes you have to admit there's some nice perks about living here. One of them is watching a Rays game on a jumbo screen on the beach Sunday behind the TradeWinds resort in St. Pete Beach. If it doesn't rain, you can't beat if for cheering on the team with a crowd of fans with zinc on their noses.
Radio station 620-AM WDAE will broadcast live starting with their pre-game show at about 3 p.m. The Rays Street Team will also be on hand with giveaways. Get a coupon for unlimited sliding on the giant slide for $10 (normally $30). Proceeds benefit the Rays Foundation. It's free but there's $10 parking on site.
Here's some tips from the last time I went:
• Get there early because the lot fills up. You can make that your home base and then wander onto the beach. And the fun usually begins 30 minutes before the game when WDAE-AM 620 does its pregame show live at the party.
• Take some money. After our kids got tired of being on the beach (the two oldest did pretty quickly), they will be looking for something to do. What they found was the gigantic water slide set up on the beach adjacent to the hotel. Because of the coupon deal the line for the slide was really long so the kids only ended up going down it three or four times
• Bring your own beach chairs, camp chairs or towels to sit on. Seating is at a premium.
• The pools are for hotel guests only. Some people were jumping in anyway, but be prepared to get asked to show a room key. You are free to buy snacks or drinks there, though.
The next watch parties after Sunday are Sept. 14 (a Friday night) and Sept. 16. Click here for the details.
--Sharon Kennedy Wynne
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