The sound of a crowd cheering mixes with the crack of the bat. A warm summer afternoon fades into night beneath the floodlights. The delicious smell of hot dogs and popcorn. 

If you've never been to a Frederick Keys game at Harry Grove Stadium, you are missing out on a quintessential Frederick experience. A community tradition since 1989, the Frederick Keys of MLB Draft League are supplying fun for the whole family all summer long. Here are 5 best things about a Frederick Keys game!

5. Keyote

Like any good mascot, Keyote is out at every game cheering on his favorite people. You can find him shaking his giant car keys, leading games between innings, and lending his hat to unsuspecting children.

Kid at Talking to the Keyote Mascot at a Keys Game

4. The Food

Sure, you could get the traditional hot dog and Cracker Jack. You could also get this gourmet beer brat from local restaurant Roasthouse Pub. Local favorites Brewer's Alley, Bruster's Ice Cream, and Pretzel and Pizza Creations can also be found at the park.

Gourmet Beer Brat from Roasthouse Pub at a Keys Game

3. The Seats

There are no nosebleed seats here! Whether you purchase a front row seat or a general admission ticket, you won't pay more than $15 and you are guaranteed to have a fantastic view. Plus you can get up close and personal with future major and minor league players. 

View of field with the players and fans from a seat at the Keys Game

2. The Local Beer

4 1/2 Taphouse serves up more than 20 varieties of local beer on tap at each game. You'll find fan favorites like Flying Dog next to brews made right in the heart of Frederick City like Idiom. 

Beer in a plastic cub at a Keys Game

1. The Sillyness

What is the best part of a Frederick Keys game? The fun of course! Yes, the picture below is a man dressed like a hot dog throwing free hot dogs into the crowd (who is going wild by the way). Other fun includes dropping candy onto the field from a helicopter, players wearing Rugrats jerseys throughout the game, and appearances by some of Keyote's mascot friends like My Little Pony.

Man dressed as a Hot Dog during Hot Dog Toss at Keys Game