TUESDAY 8/20-SUNDAY 8/25. 7:10 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 6:10 p.m. Sat., 2:10 p.m Sun. Dickey-Stephens Park. $7-$13.
I understand that including watching baseball outside in late August in Arkansas probably qualifies for a “To Do List” only in the most literal of senses: It is technically something to do. But here are a few reasons to brave the heat: 1) The Travs are actually good this year, having already secured a playoff spot by winning the first half of the season and now lead the league during the second half as well; 2) there are some very major minor league promotion nights, including what is apparently the fourth iteration of the dangerous-sounding “Pyro in the Park” night and a hot dog eating contest that I like to think involves minor league hot dog eaters attempting to work their way up to the big Fourth of July Nathan’s competition; and 3) the final series of the year is against a team called the Sod Poodles. The Sod Poodles! The heckling opportunities alone should be enough to convince you. Check out the full schedule at milb.com/arkansas.