Peanuts, popcorn, and Cracker Jacks during the 7th inning stretch. The crack of the bat. Crowds chanting “You are TOAST!!!” The sights and sounds of summer are upon us as the Charleston Dirty Birds open their home season April 21st.
In 2021, the team and their fans enjoyed the inaugural season of the team’s involvement in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB). The ALPB tests new rules and equipment for Major League Baseball and die-hard Charleston baseball fans loved witnessing this in person. For example, all ALPB games include a time limit between innings to speed up the pace of play. The league has also altered rules regarding mound visits, pickoff attempts, check swings, allowing a batter to steal first base, and more, so fans are guaranteed to see some unique events on a nightly basis at Appalachian Power Park!
The Charleston Dirty Birds are more than just baseball: The game experience is pure family fun! Each game includes unique ways for the crowd to be involved. From dancing with mascot Dusty the Dirty Bird to races on the field, the 2022 season is sure to be even more exciting than last year. Stay up to date on the schedule of events by visiting the Charleston Dirty Birds website.
Bring on the boys of summer, and let’s play ball!