River Falls Days is here! Quite possibly my favorite weekend of the year. There are many guides to festivals and insider tips - here is our guide to enjoying Fish Baseball to its fullest during this great weekend of the year!
Wednesday night – the Fish take on the New Richmond Millers. The Millers and Fish always seem to play a close game, so for this one make sure to grab two cold Leinie’s from the Lodge. You’ll have the first one as your opener to RF Days – sure, The Greatest Show on the Kinni doesn’t officially start until tomorrow, but you’ve got my permission to pregame! You’ll need that second one to calm your nerves when it’s inevitably a one-run game in the 9th.
Thursday – there’s no Fish Baseball this day. So go do all your RF Days things – garage sales, the carnival with the kiddos, and there is even a Yoga and Healthy Eating class so you can stretch out and figure out how not to have that Wednesday beer next time. The legion team has a game here at the Bank that evening, and then the fireworks (MOVED TO THURSDAY THIS YEAR, TELL YOUR FRIENDS!) will be at Hoffman Park at Dusk!
Friday – First, look for your local Fighting Fish team in the parade! They put our towards the front – we’re in the 30s somewhere – but make sure to set up early in the route because the team has to make an 8pm start. If the line moved too slow, the Fish Float will be pull off the route to make it to the park by 7:15pm. J Then, the Fish take on the St. Paul Hops at 8pm – insider information is that the starting pitcher for RF will be none other than The Jaxin Larson. Why is this special? It’s very special tonight because Jaxin is being deployed with his unit to Afgahnistan next week, so that will make this his last appearance in Fish Orange for 2019 as he trades it in for Cammo. Not only come support the Fish, but come support Jaxin – a kid with a great attitude who is the epitome of what the Fish are about!
Saturday – Saturday night is more league action – the Fish take on their Highway 29 Rivals, the Spring Valley Hawks. This is another key SCVBL league game (see standings below) and it starts at 7:00pm. No insider info for this one – just should be a good baseball game!
During the day on Saturday – there is also an RF/UWRF alumni game at 3:00pm. They always need extra players, so just show up with your glove, tell them you played for UWRF, and make up a year. With no active baseball program at UWRF, no one will be able to verify you, or not, with Google.
Sunday – 1pm – another league game against the Ellsworth Hubbers. At this one bring your glove too, because we may be out of pitching at that point and taking volunteers from the crowd.
We sincerely hope you have a great River Falls Days weekend! Until next time, Go Fish!