Take Dad Out to the Ballgame

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    When the ball goes whistling from the pitcher’s hand, sailing in for that familiar smack of the bat, you could be sitting next to your smiling dad as he and fellow fathers crunch on their favorite munchies, sip on a cold one, and join in the roar of the crowd.

    If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, you might consider taking him out to the ballgame. Even if peanuts and Cracker Jack aren’t his thing, several of the local teams are offering tasty ways for fathers and families to fill up on all kinds of food while feasting their eyes on home plate.

    The Bowie Baysox will be dishing up a barbecue buffet for fathers and their families at Prince George’s Stadium on Sunday. The feast starts at 12:30 p.m., followed by the game at 2:05 p.m. Tickets for the barbecue are $27 for adults. Game tickets are sold separately.

    When the umpire yells the usual “play ball” for the Potomac Nationals against Lynchburg in Woodbridge, Va., this Sunday, you could be chowing down in the stands on hot dogs and chips with your dad. They have a special Father’s Day Family Four Pack -- four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas, four bags of chips for $45 on Sunday. The team takes on the Hillcats at 1:05 p.m., and after the game, fathers and their families can keep the fun going with a game of catch in the outfield.

    The Washington Nationals will be home this weekend as well. They play the last in a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox at 1:35 p.m. Dining choices at Nationals Park include the traditional ballpark fare -- sodas, pretzels and beer -- but you will find some fancy food stands there, too. A Washington favorite are the half smokes and fixings from Ben’s Chii Bowl. Don’t forget to grab a free Nationals mug on your way into the stadium. It’s a Father’s Day gift that will remind him of that special ballpark experience every time he takes a slug of his favorite brew back at home.