While the Twins tend to dominate local summer sports coverage, baseball fans in search of a more relaxed experience have flocked to the Saint Paul Saints. Unlike their major league contemporaries, the Saints possess an endearing scrappiness that lends a refreshing sense of spontaneity to their games. Coming off a solid 2015 season wherein the Saints clinched the title of Northern division champions in the independent American Association, the team is returning with a promising roster including standout pitcher Jeff Shields and record-setting slugger Angelo Songco. Saints games aren't only defined by the on-field action, but also by an array of entertaining diversions including costumed characters dancing in the stands, wacky contests for attendees, wittily conceived theme nights, and spectacular fireworks displays. Though some still lament the move from the more tailgate-friendly digs at Midway Stadium, the team's newer home at CHS Field has proven to be an open-air oasis, stocked with clear sight lines, uncongested walkways, and copious food and drink options for savoring a leisurely summer eve at the ballpark. Tickets and info at saintsbaseball.com.