Posted by: twodogtales | May 15, 2011

Hot dogs times two at Bark in the Park

The girls and I headed down to Woodbridge this afternoon for the first Bark in the Park game promotion for the Potomac Nationals. Sunshine, 75 degrees, funnel cakes and cold beer–and a chance to enjoy it all with your canine pals. You couldn’t ask for a better day.

We arrived shortly after the 1:05 p.m. start of the game, paid $5 to park, and got $10 reserved section tickets right on the third baseline. There was a $1 per dog admission fee, which was being donated to a local animal shelter.

 Luckily everyone sitting around us was dog-friendly, and the girls were the center of attention from children from the minute we entered the ballpark. One little girl ran to get her umbrella so she could provide shade for Sundae.

We saw a number of dogs enjoying the game, including a pair of Daschunds–a different kind of weiner dog than you usually encounter at the ball park!

The only thing the pups didn’t care for was the crowd stomping their feet on the metal bleacher floors, which they did at key plays in the game. Even a visit from Uncle Slam, the P-Nats’ big blue blob of a mascot, didn’t faze them.

The Winston-Salem Dash tied up the game in the top of the ninth inning, 4-4. But the Nats delivered for the home crowd, bringing a man across the plate with a hit on what was going to be the last pitch with two outs, three balls and two strikes on the scoreboard.

I definitely recommend this laid-back, dog-friendly event. The staff couldn’t have been more welcoming, there were water bowls set out for the canine guests, and the bleachers have solid floors, not the kind you can fall through so they are dog-friendly as well. the only thing I wish we’d brought was our own unbrella for shade, there is no protection from the sun with any of the seating.

The next Bark in the Park game is Sunday, August 21.

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