As the Woo Sox get ready for opening day, there are a lot of new things on tap from the season. In speaking with the President of The Worcester Red Sox, Dr. Charles Steinberg, he said that the theme of the season is “Woo Sox 23- Even More To Do and See”. And when he excitedly spoke about some of those new things, I too, was very excited. Of course, this lifelong Red Sox fan was also absolutely enthralled to be able to meet Dr. Steinberg and one of the team owners- Larry Lucchino- two of the men who helped engineer the Boston Red Sox 2004 team that broke the curse and made the Impossible Dream of this fan come true!
One new idea this year is Woo Sox Rewards. Fans will earn points for dollars spent at the park that they, in turn, will be able to redeem. Redemption items range from something as cool as an ice cream cone or as sweet as some cotton candy, all the way through to interviewing the player of the game, and traveling to a spring training weekend.
Another new addition is the Fan Deck, an area above the left field wall, where fans will not only see the game, but also be able to participate in things like playing Cornhole and other forms of family fun.
And speaking of fun, this year an organ is being added to the park. And with that, there will be an Organist of The Day, who will play Take Me Out To The Ball Game. There will also be ten Heritage Nights, celebrating the heritage and diversity of fans.
Rest assured that the palate of the fan is not forgotten. The ever famous Coney Island Hot Dogs and Polar flavored water are the most popular fan favorites. Added to the menu this season will be lobster rolls and clam chowder. And, what is expected to be a very tasty combination enjoyed by many is Taco and Tequila Tuesdays, where folks can purchase three tacos and a margarita for $12.
There will be a total of five shuttles this year, The Blue Woo Shuttle and four more, to get fans in and out faster. While there are many new things being added, some that are very much liked will continue. There will be twenty three Town Takeover Nights this year where different towns in the area will be recognized. Mark your calendars for Woof Woof Wednesdays when fans can bring their canines to the game, Throwback Thursdays, Kids Take The Field and Fallon Health Future Star Sundays. Fans love these days and they are here to stay for the 2023 season.
There is indeed even more to do and see this year, and I for one, can’t wait to experience the magic. How great it is to have professional baseball in Worcester, with so many family friendly events and more, and all at affordable prices. If you want to see the complete season schedule, learn more about the Woo Sox, and even sign up for Woo Sox Rewards, check out the official website at www.milb.com/worcester . So let’s play ball and enjoy!