Barking at the (ball)park

Photos/Kyla Hurt

“Take me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd. Buy me some dog bones and rawhide chews …” It was a canine-friendly night at the Springfield Sliders’ home game recently in July. The night was promoted as “Bark in the Park Night,” an evening game at Robin Roberts Stadium in Springfield that allowed dogs into the stands, laps or even seats. The Springfield Sliders are the Springfield prospect baseball team. Find their schedule at

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Kyla Hurt is a capable boondoggler trained in the arts; she’s also an accomplished event coordinator with experience from museum fundraising to art festivals. She enjoys puppies, sunshine, and good radishes – and wit. Wit is good, too.

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