Watertown Rapids host ‘Watertown Daily Times Night’

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WATERTOWN — Sunshine, hot dogs and baseball were on the menu at Toyota Field at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds Thursday night as the Rapids took on the Capital City Reds in an exhibition game.

Thursday night was “Watertown Daily Times Night” at the Rapids game, which provided free game tickets to people who purchased Thursday’s newspaper.

Leon and Margie VanWie found the coupon in their Thursday paper.

Ms. VanWie said that they have hosted Rapids players in the past. Community hosts give out-of-area players a place to live during the season. She said they became hosts because they like baseball and one of their friends was an owner at the time.

Mr. VanWie said that back when they hosted the players, they went to every game.

“When we were hosting we would come to every single game, the entire summer,” he said. “We hosted for five, six years, maybe more than that.”

Mr. VanWie said he hopes to take his granddaughters to a game when they visit in a couple of weeks.

“I guess the newspaper coupon was a good reminder,” he said.

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