It's officially summer when you can kick off the Memorial weekend to go to a baseball game.
Minnesota has a minor league team, The St Paul Saints, that just had their grand home opener of their new stadium.
The CHS Field in downtown St. Paul was unveiled May 17th to an excited crowd eager for hometown baseball, hot dogs, beer and burgers.
St. Paul Saints owner Mike Veeck and partial owner Bill Murray bring a lot of unusual fun to Saints baseball. Yes, that Bill Murray, the actor from SNL and Caddyshack fame. Besides watching baseball, the Saints game is entertaining with silly antics, nuns giving massages, pigs delivering baseballs, spectators participating in contests and a whole cast of characters roaming the stands. Read more about Saints game shenanigans and history tidbits in this article from St. Paul Magazine: St. Paul Saints Move to Lowertown
Of course there's the food! I have to admit for my first game of the summer, I was less interested in watching the game and more interested in checking out the new stadium and embarking on my steadfast search for the PicklePup!