Play ball! There was something magical about listening to Ernie Harwell calling the Tiger games when I was a young boy. My Dad loved listening to the games and they were always on while he worked and when we drove somewhere. I only got to go to one Tiger game with my Dad when he was older and all of us kids were there. Even had his name on the board for his birthday. Funny, I have no idea who won the game and in that one, great evening, it really didn't matter.

So if you're in Branson but would like to catch a game, there's a St. Louis Cardinal minor league team in Springfield, just 45 minutes north, the Springfield Cardinals. They have an awsome stadium, Hammon's Field and it's always a good time. It'd be a fun way to break up your vacation. And if you go, be sure to stop by and visit the origional Bass Pro Outdoor World—it'd be the ultimate sports adventure.

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