HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Minor league baseball teams have long gone to great lengths to draw fans with unusual promotions. For the Harrisburg Senators, it’s the Cowboy Monkey Rodeo that’s making lines at the turnstiles.
So it was Thursday night, as the Senators hosted the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Fans poured through the gates for a total attendance of 6,136, many drawn by the prospect of watching monkeys dressed as cowboys, riding border collies and rounding up goats during the fourth inning.
It’s become one of the most popular dates of the season for the Senators in recent years; two of the top three crowds in Metro Bank Park history have come on rodeo nights.
Senators manager Matt LeCroy says he can’t remember a more unique promotion in his career than the cowboy monkeys.