Baseball is the great American pastime, but will it help America get past the current recession. In Montgomery, the Biscuits minor league team has surpassed even the most optimistic expectations with two Southern League Championships in their first five seasons. But, this could be their toughest test, with money tight and folks worried about the economy.
"Traditionally, minor league baseball especially does better in bad economic times. Because it's such a good value, it's such inexpensive family fun," says Sherrie Myers with the Montgomery Biscuits organization. Like all minor league teams the Biscuits depend on corporate tickets sales. Clients like attorney Jere Beasley believe in the Biscuits. "Families need to get out and take advantage of the situation we have here. A great stadium, it's a real friendly place for families and the baseball is good. Of course the economy is tough, but you just have to sort of sacrifice occasionally and this is one place you can do some good for the whole community," says Beasley.