Now that the Omaha Storm Chasers have been eliminated from making the playoffs, (total shocker, right?) you’re probably wondering why you should even care about attending/paying attention to the Triple-A team. Don’t worry. I’ve done the work. I’ve formulated a list of reasons why you should care about the Storm Chasers last few weeks of the season.
1. They’re the future of the Kansas City Royals
Think of all the players the Royals have already called up from Omaha this year, even if it’s only been for a short time. Such as, Brett Eibner, Whit Merrifield, Cheslor Cuthbert, Matt Strahm and more. Who knows, maybe some of these guys will make a resurgence if the Royals can make a postseason run?
2. It’s fun, cheap entertainment
If you’re in the Omaha-area, you can attend a baseball game for the low price of $9 (berm seating). And if you wanna get fancy? $25 for Diamond Club seating.
3. Thirsty Thursdays
There’s only one remaining on the schedule: Thursday September 1 against Round Rock Express. Who doesn’t love baseball with $2 Bud/Bud Lights & $2 drafts??? (They also offer $1 sodas, in case that’s more up your alley.)
4. Baseball is fun
Sure, it’s more fun to see a team win — though the Storm Chasers haven’t done much of that this season. The Chasers (55-73) host Round Rock and then first place Oklahoma City to close out the year. They guys will be playing with zero playoff pressure, so expect to see a lot of balls going yard (good thing those berm seats are so cheap!).
5. Did I already mention beer promotions?
Because the Storm Chasers have two beer promotion nights. The last Tallboy Tuesday — until next season — will be August 30 (Chasers vs Express). $5 25-ounce cans or 24-ounce drafts — mmmm.
6. Jorge Bonifacio
He’s a home-run-hitting machine. He leads the team with 17 this season. I think he can hit a few more at home before the final game. I’m going to buy a berm ticket so I can be sure to catch one.
7. Stir Up the Storm
There’s only 10 — 10! — more opportunities to do that this season.
8. The final series
…which is against the first place team in the Chasers’ division. This could either go terrible or the Chasers could get a few wins off of a decent team to close out the year.
9. BASEBALL IS FUN
I think I already mentioned this but it’s worth mentioning again. For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game
10. Fan Appreciation Weekend
The appreciation weekend is September 2 through the 5, which is the final series of the season. There will be giveaways, fireworks, and plenty of entertainment. Don’t forget the Blue Out on Friday September 2.
The Chasers schedule:
Aug. 23 vs Nashville Sounds
Aug. 25-28 @ Iowa Cubs
Aug. 29-Sept. 1 vs Round Rock Express
Sept. 2-5 vs Oklahoma City Dodgers (final series)
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