O’FALLON, MO. (KPLR) – The searing temperatures this summer have not kept Rascals fans from watching their favorite baseball team, but it has made it difficult. But Friday’s cooler temperatures are helping.
It cooled off nicely tonight for evening plans, but it has been brutally hot for baseball games. Yet that's not sopping River City Rascal’s fans.
Stadium officials have plans in place to keep visitors to the ballpark cool while cheering on the team. Despite this being the hottest summer in St. Louis history, the visiting River City Rascals are in the middle of one of their best seasons ever in the category of fan attendance.
That makes the atmosphere at the ballpark more fun, but for the players, it doesn't help with the heat.
Rascals all star Charlie Lisk said this is easily the hottest summer he has ever played in his entire career as a ballplayer.
The hottest job on the field belongs to the catcher, newly acquired Ben Hewett, who said the heat has been brutal ever since he arrived here from Joliet, Illinois.
But despite the heat in the forecast, Rascals fans could sense the perfect night for a ballgame with the breeze and the shade, and have come out by the thousands for Friday nights rivalry game against the Grizzlies.
But as general manager Dan dial explains, even when the summer nights were at their hottest, rascals fans have still been coming to games in big numbers.