Ridin' Rough?

The Frisco RoughRiders weren't too good at baseball last year (they finished 24 games under .500), and yet the minor league club drew more fans than any other Double-A team in the country. Why? Perhaps it was the bathrooms. That's right, the bathrooms. Visit the RoughRiders' Web site (ridersbaseball.com), click on the "Cool Bathrooms" link, and you will learn that the Riders are the only professional sports team in the country to hire an interior decorator to customize their women's bathrooms. Why? I have no idea, but judging by the packed crowds, the little quirks of the stadium (voted Best New Ballpark in America in 2003) are reason enough to sit through nine innings of shitty baseball. The Riders open Thursday at 7 p.m. vs. the Midland RockHounds. Visit ridersbaseball.com.
Thu., April 6, 7 p.m.; Fri., April 7, 7 p.m.; Sat., April 8, 7 p.m.; Sun., April 9, 2 p.m.
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Jesse Hyde
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