Goose Gossage to Explain (Unwritten) Rules of Baseball at July 6 Saints GameST. PAUL, MN June 28, 2016
FIRST 1,500 FANS WILL RECEIVE VERY OWN UNWRITTEN RULE BOOK
The bat flip. Staring at a home run too long. Pumping your first after a strikeout. Sliding into home after a walkoff home run. And the list goes on and on. Is it good for the game because it shows emotion or does it go against some unwritten code in the world of baseball? The Saints, along with former Major League pitcher and notable traditionalist Goose Gossage, will present both sides of the argument and let the fans decide with one of the more unique giveaways of the season at CHS Field.
On Wednesday, July 6 when the Saints take on the Joplin Blasters at 7:05 p.m. the first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive the first of its kind Unwritten Rule Book. Coming in at more than 200 pages and 4.1” wide and 6.3” high the 2016 Official Baseball Rulebook explains everything from the layout of the field, to equipment that can be used to how a game should be scored. The 2016 Official Baseball Unwritten Rulebook will be similar in size with fewer pages and, by the end of the night; it will be packed with information that addresses baseball situations that have been hotly debated for decades. Wondering about the superstition of discussing a no-hitter? It can be in the book. What about stealing a base when you’re up 10 runs? It can be in the book. What about bunting on a pitcher throwing a no-hitter? All you have to do is flip open the book, grab a pencil and the answer can appear right before your eyes.
The most outspoken former Major Leaguer of these rules, Gossage, will be at CHS Field that night to sign copies of the rulebook and perhaps give his two cents about Jose Bautista, Bryce Harper and sabermetrics. He will also throw out the ceremonial first (brush back) pitch and will join Saints play-by-play broadcaster Sean Aronson during that night’s TV/radio broadcast and discuss some of the finer points of the game.
Fans attending the game can jot down their own Unwritten Rules in the souvenir Unwritten Rulebook. There are plenty of pages, but fans are encouraged to write them in pencil because of the ever changing nature of the rules. If this season in Major League Baseball is any proof sometimes the rules aren’t visible to the naked eye.
Gates for the July 6 game open at 5:30 p.m. and the Unwritten Rulebook will be handed out at that time.
Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value. Tickets begin at $5 for berm seating (available only on day of game in person at the box office), $6 for bleacher seats, $12 for the drink rail, $14 for outfield reserved, $16 for infield reserved and $18 for home plate reserved. Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket. The American Association All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 2 with Post-Game Fireworks Supershow and Post-Game Fireworks Supershows (July 4 and September 4) are an additional $3 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket. Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free.
Saints Box Office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game. Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.