Your One Stop Shop for Everything for Osceola Site Playoffs
Let's get right to it! The playoff field is set and the buzz is starting around town - playoff baseball returns to Oakey Park in Osceola - August 13-15.
What's the address to the field?
ANSWER - 400 Seventh Avenue, Osceola.
Where's best place to park?
ANSWER - Most games during the regular season the parking lot is next to the ballpark - on Seventh Ave.
HOWEVER, during tournaments - your best bet will likely be driving down Sixth Avenue and parking in the grassy field along the first base/right field area. This field is an ice rink in the winter but a perfect overflow parking lot for tournaments. We encourage as many fans as possible to use the Sixth Avenue parking area - especially Sat. afternoon - Aug, 14 and the 3 pm game Sunday Aug, 15.
Which dugout does my team use?
ANSWER - higher seed uses third base dugout, so that's Spooner, Minocqua, Everest, Tilden. On Sunday - Everest, Tilden - again - third base dugout.
I just want a good cup of coffee, where should I go?
ANSWER - Caribou - 112 Chieftain Street - Inside Dick's Fresh Market
Where should I go for a beer?
ANSWER - Downtown Osceola - the Bermuda Triangle to locals - Osceola Lanes/Patio Bar....there's also Cascade Bar next door and across the street is PY's Saloon. 7 miles South of Osceola on Hwy 35 - there are two bars next to each other - Pottsie's Place and Ken's Keyboard. The Osceola Lanes /Patio Bar is the sponsor bar of the Osceola Braves. Drive safe.
My boyfriend/husband plays on a visiting team and if I have to watch any more baseball, I'm going to go crazy, can you help me find something else to do?
ANSWER - Check out Cascade Falls (waterfall) in downtown Osceola. There's Riverwood Canoe and Kayak Rental which provides hourly shuttles to St. Croix Falls - then paddle down the river to Osceola. And for kids - check out Fawn Doe Rosa - wildlife park in St. Croix Falls (deer feeding and goats, elk, pony rides) There's also a nice hiking trail located behind the BP gas station in downtown Osceola.
Anywhere to gamble?
ANSWER - Turtle Lake Casino - 40 minute drive from Osceola.
PY's Saloon has Texas Hold'em late nights - Friday and some games going Sat night as well.
Where's the best restaurant for a steak? breakfast? a taco?
Village Pizzeria in Dresser/ Our Place Cafe (breakfast) in St. Croix Falls/ Mexican - Fiesta Loca in Dresser.
Osceola Lanes also serves breakfast and Tippy Canoes in Osceola is a full service restaurant - both are popular as well.
What's the scouting report on the teams at the Osceola site?
Braves play Spooner and Spring Valley regularly - both teams are pretty stacked.
Minocqua, Everest, and Tilden - Braves haven't faced in a long time (or ever) - we have no reports on them. :(
Everest defeated Braves in Haugen during the playoffs awhile back.
Can you just tell me when the Braves play?
ANSWER - Yes! The Braves play Spooner on Aug, 13 at 7:30pm at Oakey Park. If the Braves win - they play at noon on Sunday Aug. 15. If the Braves lose on Aug. 13- they play again on Saturday Aug. 14 at 2 pm vs. Everest.
Why are using a photo of Spooner at the Lanes Patio and not the Braves?????
ANSWER - Spooner photo today....Braves victory photo posted Aug. 14! or not? Who knows.
LET THE GAMES BEGIN ( trumpet horns - noise/sounds)
Special thanks to Frenchy and WBA Board for all the planning and everything behind the scenes. We appreciate it even if we don't often say it.