Veseli was a ball!
Town ball plays a vital part in Minnesota community building across the state. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the small town of Veseli south of the Twin Cities.
FOX 9 will be in Veseli on Thursday for the second Town Ball Tour stop of 2022.
Two former Veseli Warriors players remember taking the team to state.
FOX 9's Shayne Wells chats with the president of the Veseli ball club about Veseli Ballpark and the team. The Veseli Warriors take on the Belle Plaine Tigers at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
After some confusion Nancy (married to Chris) made the zelnicky and Dory is married to Steve.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream ... especially when it's free!
FOX 9 kicked off its 2022 Town Ball Tour at Fritz Field in Cologne, home of the Hollanders.
The Cologne Hollanders have a unique way to collect foul balls that end up in the parking lot. The team pays kids $1 for every ball collected, which sends fans sprinting after balls.
FOX 9's Town Ball Tour kicks off at Fritz Field in Cologne, where the Hollanders will take on the Plato Blue Jays.
At the Town Ball Tour season debut the Cologne Baseball Association made a special donation to Minnesota Special Olympics.
FOX 9’s Jim Rich speaks with former Cologne Hollander players ahead of the Town Ball Tour season kick-off.
Like a good glove, town ball just seems to fit for some families. In Cologne, that family has to be the Fritzes.
Brandon Fritz is back for his 15th season with Hollanders, playing on the field named for his grandfather Robert and on the same diamond where his father Bob earned Cologne's first trip to state back in 1972.
Before the game begins Cologne city councilmember Sarah Bruss talks to viewers about everything Cologne has to offer, while Ian Leonard heads to the field to meet players before the season opener begins.
The Fritz family has three separate generations representing the Cologne Hollanders, and are even the namesake for its field. FOX 9 learns more about the history of the family who has baseball in its blood as part of its Town Ball Tour season opener. Meanwhile, Ian Leonard checks out the bouncy castle and burgers available.
The Cologne Hollanders take on the Plato Blue Jays in FOX 9’s Town Ball Tour season opener… But first, the best cheese curds in baseball?!
The Cologne Hollanders pride themselves on having the "best cheese curds in baseball." The cheese comes from Bongards Cheese, and the curds are sold at "The Shack" at Fritz Field in Cologne.
A group of locals meet up to play cards at the Cologne Corral in Cologne, Minnesota, on select mornings. Some of the crew are former players on Cologne's Town Ball team, and they shared what the enjoy about Town Ball.
Cologne is home to Bongard’s Premium Cheese, a local cheese shop that provides cheese curds for Fitz Field, home of the Cologne Hollanders town ball baseball team. The Hollanders claim to have the best cheese curds in baseball! The kids that attend Kurious Korner preschool welcomed FOX 9 to Cologne on the first stop of this year’s Town Ball Tour!