Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Alfonso Soriano Has Another Big Game Vs. Angels

Alfonso Soriano followed up his two home run and six RBI game last night by driving in another seven RBI's and counting with another two home runs tonight in what looks like another Yankees victory over the Angels. I will continue to post this picture hailing the man they call Soriano until he cools off, call me superstitious.

Hiroki Kuroda Undecided About 2014 Plans

In something that should shock nobody Hiroki Kuroda is undecided as to what he will do in 2014 when it comes to his baseball career. Will he come back to the New York Yankees, will he travel back to the Los Angeles Dodgers, or will he finish his career with his old team in Japan? Not even Kuroda knows just yet even though he is top two in the Cy Young Award voting sporting an impressive stat line 2.33 ERA with a 3.25 FIP.  Kuroda has made it no secret that he came to the Yankees for the opportunity to win games and ultimately the World Series so depending how this season goes and how the Yankees reload or retool in the off season could have a huge impact on whether we get Kuroda back for one more round.

Travis Hafner Injury Updated & Future With Yankees

Travis Hafner is at Yankees Stadium tonight but only for team photo day and not because he is anywhere close to returning to the field. Hafner has been doing shoulder strengthening exercises but has not yet been cleared to start swinging a bat or resume baseball activities yet. Hafner is scheduled to be reevaluated after the weekend series with the Boston Red Sox before any further decisions are made. Hafner seems hopeful to be back some time in September but it is looking more and more unlikely that we will see the man they call Pronk this season in the Yankees pinstripes.

Charleston Riverdogs And Legends Rained Out Today

RiverDogs and Legends Rained Out Wednesday
Teams will play two, seven inning games Thursday starting at 5:05pm

CHARLESTON, SC – The Charleston RiverDogs and Lexington Legends game on Wednesday night at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park was postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader consisting of two, seven inning games on Thursday starting at 5:05pmwith game two beginning 30 minutes after the conclusion game one.

Fans holding tickets to Wednesday night’s game may exchange them at the Riley Park Box Office for tickets to any remaining RiverDogs 2013 regular season home game. A ticket for Thursday is good for both games.

On Thursday night at The Joe, fans can enjoy the best Happy Hour in the Lowcountry as DJ Natty Heavy spins the tunes in the Ashley View Pub with $1 drafts for the always-popular Budweiser Thirsty Thursday.

That starting pitchers for Thursday’s doubleheader are TBD.


Being posted with permission from the Charleston Riverdogs organization. The original post can be seen HERE

Trenton Thunder Announce 2014 Schedule

(Trenton, NJ) –  With ten home games and a potential run into the Eastern League playoffs still to come this season, the first glimpse of the 2014 schedule was released on Wednesday afternoon.

The Thunder will begin the 2014 season in Trenton against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays) on Thursday, April 3. The team will play their final home game and end the season on Monday, September 1 at 1:05 pm against Reading (Phillies).

The Thunder will face their top rivals 22 times at home. The Double A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the Portland Sea Dogs, will visit Trenton 10 times in 2014. The Sea Dogs will make their first trip April 7-9 followed by May 30-June 1, June 30-July 3. Philadelphia Phillies fans can catch the Reading Phillies in Trenton for eight games next season, May 8-11 and August 29-September 1. The Binghamton Mets (NY Mets) will visit Trenton July 24-27. 

The Thunder will play 14 home games in April, 16 in May, 14 in June, 14 in July, 12 in August, and 1 in September. The team plays 71 home games against all 11 Eastern League teams. 

Mid-week day games will continue in 2014, with the first one, a 10:35 am “Education Day” slated for Thursday, April 24 with others being held on Thursday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 21. Popular 12:05 pm day games are scheduled for Monday, July 14, Wednesday, July 30 and Wednesday, August 6.  The season finale, September 1 against Reading, falls on Labor Day and will start at 1:00pm.

The schedule of fireworks dates and promotions will be released at a later date.

Fans can join a waiting list for 2014 ticket packages or inquire about ticket packages and group outings by calling 609-394-3300.

Being posted with permission from the Trenton Thunder organization. The original article can be seen HERE

Game Thread: Angels @ Yankees 8/14

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the New York Yankees face off in the third game of this four game series tonight on the YES network and MLB TV. The pitching match up is Ivan Nova for the Yanks and Jered Weaver for the Angels and can be seen tonight at 7:05 pm ET. Ivan Nova has six consecutive quality starts since July 5th and has easily been our second best pitcher in that time frame posting a 1.60 ERA. If it was not for Ivan Nova and teammate Hiroki Kuroda I do not even think the Yankees would be mathematically still in the hunt for October this season.

Here is the Yankees lineup

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Curtis Granderson DH
Alfonso Soriano LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

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Los Angeles Angels @ New York Yankees 8/14

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the New York Yankees face off tonight in the third game of their four game set this week at Yankees Stadium. The Yankees will send arguably their second best pitcher to the mound in Ivan Nova to face off with Jered Weaver for the Angels. The game will be televised at 7:05 pm ET on the YES Network and MLB TV.

From Mariano To David

There will never be another Mariano Rivera, so to hold David Robertson to that is completely unfair. Although it's not a surprise, as the heir to Derek Jeter will certainly be compared to The Captain. Furthermore, while putting down current catchers Chris Stewart and Austin Romine, fans will bring up Jorge Posada. So comparing the new guys to the old guys is just part of baseball, particularly Yankee baseball.

"I'm one of a kind, baby!"

Getting back to DRob, the question should not be "will he be as good as Mo?" Because the fact is he won't be. I'll say it... nobody will ever be as good as Mo. Instead, the question for D-Rob should be this... "will he be a good closer?"

I'm not going to argue the fact that he's earned the nickname "Houdini", for his tendency to get into trouble before ultimately getting out of it. But that's just it... he's gotten out of it. I understand dwelling on the fact he's gotten into trouble in a lot of his appearances, but we're past the point where we should be surprised when he comes out of it unscathed. And that's thanks to a very good strikeout rate. We saw what that strikeout ability could do Monday night, when DRob, with the bases loaded and only a one run lead, was able to strikeout the final two batters to end the game.

I'm sure that's not going to convince those that doubt Robertson, so how about I compare him to two of the best closers in the American Lague this season... Jim Johnson and Greg Holland. To do this, I've gone ahead and made a chart showing some key statistics for closers.

Note: K/9, BB/9, H/9, and WHIP were for each man's previous three seasons (marked by an asterisk), while their numbers in Save Situations and High Leverage situations (click for an explanation of "High Leverage" situations) are from their careers.

A quick look at that chart tells me that David Robertson could easily be among the best closers in the American League. His strikeout rate is right in line with Holland's, and more than twice as high as Johnson's. His walk rate may be the highest, although only .1 points higher than fWAR leading Greg Holland. And Holland has shown that walking a higher than average number of hitters does not mean you can't get the job done. DRob gives up less hits than both men, while his WHIP is right in line with them. And his stats in Save Situations, as well as in High Leverage situations, are actually better than Johnson or Holland.

There should be no doubt, as far as ability is concerned, that David Robertson can get the job done as the Yankees' new closer in 2014. The only argument against DRob being able to close next year should be his experience.

As the set-up man for Rivera the past 3+ years, David has only come into close games in the 8th inning, and more often than not he's gotten the job done. Robertson has entered the game in 127 save situations, and earned a hold in 111 of them (a pitcher earns a "hold" by entering a game in a save situation, does not relinquish the lead, and doesn't get the save or the win). In essence, DRob has a "save percentage" of 87.4%. No team in the American League this season has a higher save percentage, with the Texas Rangers leading the pack at 86%.

I suppose you can say that pitching in the 8th inning, while being "high leverage", is not the same as pitching in the 9th. To that I have really have nothing, as they are indeed different. But I don't believe the difference is so big that we should question DRob's ability to take over as the closer. In both situations it's late in the game and the score is close, meaning the opposing team is doing everything they can to score. Whether that be using pinch-hitters, pinch-runners, etc. By the way, with Mariano Rivera looming, teams look at the 8th inning as their real last chance to win the game. So, in essence, David Robertson has been closing for the Yankees for years already.

"So for years I've been, like, the 'co-closer'?"

Again, we're not going to get another Mariano Rivera. Baseball is unlikely to get another Mariano Rivera. So we can't hold David Robertson, or anyone else, up to that standard. We have to accept that we're going to take a step back in the closing department starting next season. That doesn't mean we should be okay with somebody like Ernesto Frieri of the Angels, the man that holds the highest ERA among pitchers with at least 20 saves this season. But saying things like "we should have given Rafael Soriano closer money this year to be the closer for 2014 and beyond" is silly. DRob has more than earned the right to be given a fair shot at the closing spot.

Game 119 Lineup: Angels vs. Yankees

It's Game 3 of this four game set! Yankees go for the series win tonight, Angels go to try to get one game back. Here is your starting lineup!

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Curtis Granderson DH
Alfonso Soriano LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

Ivan Nova RHP

Robertson Will Be a Fine Closer

On Monday, David Robertson converted his first save for the New York Yankees this season.

Mariano Rivera was unavailable, so Robertson came in after Boone Logan gave up a leadoff single to open the ninth inning. He walked Mike Trout, and then proceeded to give up a bloop RBI double to Josh Hamilton to put runners on second and third with one out.

After intentionally walking Eric Aybar, Robertson struck out Mark Trumbo on just three pitches. Then, he struck out Yankee castoff Chris Nelson on a 3-2 fastball up near his face, and the Yankees hung on to win 2-1.

Robertson has been one of the best relievers in MLB over the course of his five year career. This year has been par for the course for Robertson, as he has a 1.81 ERA and has struck out 10.9 K/9. That strikeout rate is slightly down from his 11.8 K/9 career rate, but he has compensated for that with a career high 47.4% GB rate. Despite all of this there is a sentiment among Yankee fans that Robertson would struggle as a closer. I just don’t get it.

This started last year when Robertson struggled to replace Mariano Rivera after his injury and got replaced by Rafael Soriano. He blew three saves in five chances last year, but that is way too small of a sample size to be conclusive of anything.

The main argument against Robertson is that he throws too many pitches and puts too many batters on base to be a successful closer.While that was true earlier in his career, it is no longer the case anymore. Robertson has a .99 WHIP and has averaged 15.88 pitches per inning this year. He has cut down on his walks dramatically from earlier in his career. From 2009-2011, Robertson averaged 4.76 BB/9 and in the almost two years since he has averaged 2.77 BB/9.

So, Robertson has greatly cut down on his walks and is much more economical than he used to be. He generates more ground balls than ever with his cutter, while maintaining a very high strikeout rate. His cutter and curve are both devastating pitches. What’s not to like?

Robertson has all the physical tools to be the next closer and the mental toughness. He has retired an unfathomable 25 straight batters with the bases loaded, earning him his “Houdini” nickname. Since 2011, Robertson has stranded 87.2% of base runners . He has shown that he will not get flustered in any situation. The ninth inning as opposed to the eighth inning should not change that.

Nobody will ever be what Mariano Rivera is for the Yankees, so if that is what the expectations for Robertson are then he will fail. However, if you’re expectations are that Robertson will be a very good closer, I think he will be just that. There have been no signs that say otherwise, despite what many seem to think.

Rangers Release Manny Ramirez, Time To Get Greedy

As many of you probably do not know Manny Ramirez was the reason we started the "Get Greedy" campaign which eventually turned into The Greedy Pinstripes. It was the off season before the 2009 season and the Yankees had already signed Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia, AJ Burnett, and traded for Nick Swisher and were looking to reload. Enter Manny Ramirez who would have gave us a right handed power bat that we lacked other than Alex Rodriguez, who would have single handedly fixed our hitting with runners in scoring position and in clutch situations problem, and could have been hidden in left field in Yankees Stadium. I went hard after Manny Ramirez and spread my "Get Greedy, Get Manny" campaign all over the internet before he eventually decided to sign elsewhere but the Yankees may have a second chance now that he was released by the Texas Rangers yesterday.

The Yankees are probably too far out of the playoff race now with somewhere around a 2% chance of making the post season in 2013 for it to matter by why the hell not make the move at this point? We could easily sign Manny to a minor league deal and he is a Corban Joseph 60 day DL transfer away from being a September call up. Manny is in his age 41 season and has been hitting .259/.328/.370 with three home runs in the minors for the Rangers before his release. He drew some questions about his bat speed playing with Texas but absolutely annihilated Taiwanese pitching to the tune of .352 with eight home runs before coming back to the states so the bat is still there, in some capacity anyway, I would think.

Make a long time Yankees fan happy by finally completing the "Get Greedy, Get Manny" campaign by making this sign Brian Cashman and you may get some of the faith back that I used to have in you.

Trenton Thunder Good Deed Game Set For August 24

(Trenton, NJ) - The Trenton Thunder are calling on their fans to support seven local community organizations as part of the 4th Annual Good Deed Game at ARM & HAMMER Park on Saturday, August 24. The Thunder will reward fans who support one, two, three, four, five, six or all seven of the charities. 

The Good Deed Game will feature collection tables on Times Square (the area outside the ballpark) for the following non-profit organization "drives":

- a blood drive to benefit the Community Blood Council of New Jersey
school supplies to support the learning center at the East Trenton Chapter of Habitat for Humanity
non-perishable food to benefit the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank
toiletries to support HomeFront
pet supplies to support The Shelter Animal Project
- clothing to benefit the Rescue Mission of Trenton

- a new book drive through The LundyLaw Library Express to benefit patients at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia  

The Thunder are providing incentives to fans who support these local non-profit organizations. The more donations a person makes, the more prizes they will earn.

Donate ToReceive
1One Ticket to Fan Appreciation Night vs. New Britain on Thurs. 8/29.
2Game ticket and throw a ceremonial pitch before the 8/29 game.  
3Above plus the opportunity to watch the 8/29 fireworks on the field.
4Everything above plus free parking on 8/29.
5Everything above plus a Thunder Pint Glass.
6Everything above and a voucher for a free hot dog, popcorn and soda.
7Everything above plus a vintage Thunder bobblehead doll.
"Our first three Good Deed Games have had such tremendous support from Thunder fans," said Thunder General Manager Will Smith. "We hope even more families help these worthy organizations this year."

The Community Blood Council of New Jersey's Blood Mobile will be parked outside the stadium beginning at 3pm. Fans are encouraged to make an appointment for their donation by calling 866-2GIVENJ, but walk-ins are welcome.

The Thunder and CBC-NJ have partnered to host many blood drives at ARM & HAMMER Park over the years and this will be the third drive of 2013. CBC-NJ is a Not-For Profit 501(c)(3) Blood Council located in Trenton. CBC-NJ serves the needs of transfusion patients and hospitals in New Jersey and Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Habitat for Humanity - Trenton Area will have a table in Times Square (the area outside the main entrances) where fans can drop off notebooks, paper, pencils, markers and other school supplies that will be put to use by the children who use HFH's East Trenton Learning Center. To date, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 80 homes in the Trenton area and is currently working towards rebuilding or rehabilitating housing in the 150 acre East Trenton revitalization area.

The Mercer Street Friends Food Bank will be collecting non-perishable food items. In the last three seasons, the team has hosted food drives at ARM & HAMMER Park and fans responded by donating 2,295 pounds of food. The Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, established in 1987, leads the community response to hunger in Mercer County. Its mission is to alleviate hunger through food distribution, nutrition education and assistance, weekend and summer meals for children, advocacy and outreach. The Food Bank distributes 2.6 million pounds of food annually and helps to feed over 25,000 low-income children, adults and seniors at-risk for hunger.

HomeFront, an organization that helps families break the cycle of poverty, will collect personal care items such as shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bandaids, bar soap, toothpaste tubes and other toiletry items that will be put to use in their Family Preservation Center and other residences.

The Rescue Mission of Trenton will collect clothing of all sizes and styles as well as accessories (belts, purses etc) at their table in Times Square. The Rescue Mission of Trenton was founded in 1915 and offers a variety of programs including addiction services, residential supportive housing, adult education programs, work therapy and life skills programs and more. Items collected will be sold in the Rescue Mission of Trenton store that is operated by the residents and participants of their programs. 

The Shelter Animal Project, works hand in hand with the Trenton Animal Shelter on their dog adoption program and dog foster network. The Project is seeking any and all pet supplies such as slip leashes, canned food (dog and cat), treats, edible bones (cannot use rawhide at the shelter), dog crates, old towels, small blankets, flea and tick medications (dog and cat), cat litter, dry food for cats, cat toys and more. The Shelter Animal Project works to improve living conditions in the shelter, pay veterinary costs for shelter and foster dogs and educate children about responsible pet ownership. 

The LundyLaw Library Express, an initiative of the LundyLaw Foundation, will be collecting brand new books for children ages 2-18 who are patients at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The LundyLaw Library Express distributes books to children at CHOP on colorful mobile library carts that visit more than 500 patients in their rooms as well as outpatients. This initiative provides all patients at CHOP, regardless of mobility, the chance to select a brand new book that is theirs to keep. By increasing the availability of books, the LundyLaw Library Express works to promote reading, engage the imagination and creativity of these young patients and provide them with a sense of normalcy and comfort. To find out more or to get involved with the LundyLaw Foundation and the LundyLaw Library Express go to or Call 215-563-6066.

On Saturday, August 24, the Thunder will host the Portland Sea Dogs (Boston Red Sox) at 7:05 pm. There will be fireworks after the game thanks to Hunterdon Healthcare System.

All Thunder tickets are available by calling 609-394-3300 or online at 

being posted with permission from the Trenton Thunder organization. The original article can be seen HERE

Charleston Riverdogs Present Play4Health Today

The Charleston Riverdogs present a free Play4Health event today at Joseph P. Riley Park today raising awareness and prevention for chronic diseases and general wellness. The event is free for children ages six to twelve and I urge everybody that can show up to do so because it is a great cause and your kids will surely love it. Here is the official press release from the Charleston Riverdogs. HERE is the original article as well in case you are interested.
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RiverDogs Partner with Sanofi to Bring FREE Play4Health Event to The Joe

CHARLESTON, SC – Everyone loves the word “free,” especially when it involves activities for kids from whose ages fall between 6 and 12.

The RiverDogs will host the free event at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park  prior to Charleston’s home game that evening against the Lexington Legends. 
:30–11 am
The clinic will be hosted by the RiverDogs players and Play4Health, and those that participate will receive a free ticket to the game and family members will receive a discounted ticket offer.

For more information, and to register, please log on to:

Play4Health is a grassroots chronic disease prevention and wellness program designed to engage and educate kids, their parents and communities about obesity, its link to chronic disease and the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle. With the rise of childhood obesity, Play4Health is on a mission to change the way kids think and act about health and wellness.

Play4Health is an educational program that combines a once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity to “play” on a Minor League Baseball field through a day of fun fitness activities followed by a game.

Kids are assigned to an activity station that focuses on the “triple play” for prevention and wellness which includes exercise, nutrition and other healthy behaviors.  Each participant will also receive a goody bag to take home along with a healthy snack.

The clinic’s primary instructor will be Rafy Oquendo, an expert in the health and wellness field.

The CEO of the All Star Training Center, Oquendo develops exercise and wellness programs that promote the well-being and healthy lifestyles of people of all ages. As the creator, spokesperson and health and wellness expert for the Play4Health initiative, Oquendo believes the right plan and tools, and a positive, confident outlook are critical to becoming healthier and more active. He combines the proven exercise science based training programs and methods he uses for professional athletes with his knowledge and experience to design exercise programs to help people at any fitness level to succeed. His philosophy is that fitness is a journey and not a destination.

Saxon Butler Clears Bases in 8-2 Trenton Thunder Win

TRENTON, NJ – Saxon Butler’s bases-clearing double turned a 3-1 Thunder lead into a 6-1 lead with two outs in the 5th inning en route to Trenton’s 8-2 win Tuesday night over the Harrisburg Senators.

Butler notched four RBI in the game, thanks to a fielder’s choice groundout, and has factored mightily into helping the Thunder win the first few home games of his Trenton career.

Ramon Flores finished the game 2-for-4 with a double and a walk, with two RBI and a run scored. The two hits extend his hitting streak to a season-best 13 games over which he is 20-for-57 (.351 BA).

Jeremy Bleich collected his second win of the season- and first as a starting pitcher- with five innings of five-hit ball. Bleich made his fourth start of the season and tossed a season high 80 pitches over those five innings. He did allow a run in the 2nd inning to allow Harrisburg to jump out to a 1-0 lead, but the run was unearned. His record now stands at 2-1 on the season with an ERA that has dropped.

With the win, Trenton has won five games in-a-row and moves seven games above .500 for just the second time all season, and for the first time since they were 31-24 on May 31st. The win is also the seventh consecutive win at home for the Thunder dating to August 2nd 

The Thunder return to the field for Game 2 of a three-game series against the Harrisburg Senators beginning Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. RHP Mikey O’Brien (6-6, 3.90) pitches for the Thunder against RHP Nathan Karns (7-5, 3.27). Limited tickets are still available Radio coverage on 91.3 FM (WTSR) and streaming online begins at 6:45 p.m.


Being posted with permission from the Trenton Thunder organization. The original article can be seen HERE

Charleston Edges Lexington In Opener

Charleston Edges Lexington In Opener
Clutch two out, RBI single by Ericson Leonora in the bottom of the eighth was the game winner

CHARLESTON, SC – Ericson Leonora broke a 1-1 tie with a two out, RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to send the Charleston RiverDogs to a 2-1 win over the Lexington Legends in the series opener on Tuesday night at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in front of 4,845 fans.

With the win, the RiverDogs advance to 25-26 in the second half and 64-55 overall. Lexington falls to 30-21 in the second half and 63-56 overall with the loss.

In a matchup of two of the best pitching teams in the South Atlantic League, this one did not disappoint. Both starting pitchers were dominant early with Charleston cracking through first in the bottom of the third. After a leadoff bunt single by Daniel Aldrich, leadoff man Jake Cave hit a double down the right field line to score Aldrich and put the Dogs up 1-0.

The game stayed that way until the top of the sixth inning when Lexington played some small ball and tied the game. The speedy Terrance Gore dropped down a one out bunt single, took second on a throwing error, went to third on another bunt single by Raul Mondesi, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Mark Threlkeld to tie the game at 1. Gore and Mondesi each finished the game 2-4.

Hoping to avoid extra innings, the RiverDogs untied the game in the bottom of the eighth. Ty Afenir reached on an infield single to lead off the inning. After being sacrificed to second base by Jake Cave, Afenir then scored on a clutch two out, RBI single by Ericson Leonora (2-4, RBI) to put Charleston on top 2-1. They would not look back.
Brett Gerritse got the start for the Dogs and was very effective. He allowed just one unearned run in six solid innings on only four hits, walked nobody, and struck out eight. Derek Varnadore then threw three shutout inning in relief on just two hits, one walk, and one strikeout. He earned his first win of the year to improve to 1-5.

Charleston managed just one run on four hits and struckout five times against Lexington’s starter Miguel Almonte. In two innings of relief Chas Byrne gave up two hits, one run, and struckout four to earn the loss and fall to 3-2.

The win was the second straight one run win for the RiverDogs following their 1-0 win on Sunday over Rome.
BALLPARK FUN: The stands were filled with tons of Tri-County Firefighters on Firefighter Appreciation Night!
COMING UP: Game two of this three game series is Wednesday night at Riley Park at 7:05. Charleston will send out LHP Daniel Camarena (3-6, 4.72 ERA) and Lexington will counter with LHP Daniel Stumpf (10-7, 2.85 ERA). It's another Senior Wednesdaypresented by AAA Carolinas. All seniors who enter the gates will get a free hot dog, soda and bag of chips (must 65 and older). Show your AAA card at the box office to buy one ticket and get one ticket free. It is also Dogs With a Cause night presented by GrowFood Carolina. Fans can register their kids aged 5-12 for a pregame Play4Health camp on the field thanks to Sanofi. Also, it's Emergency Responders night at Riley Park where the stadium with be filled with Emergency Responders. Fans can listen to the game live locally on ESPN Radio 910AM or online at


Being posted with permission from the Charleston Riverdogs organization. The original article can be seen HERE

This Day In New York Yankees History 8/14

On this day in 1993 the Yankees retired Reggie Jackson's #44 jersey in a pregame ceremony after he was elected into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Reggie spent five seasons with the Yankees including four post season appearances and two World Series victories.

On this day in 2007 Yankees legend Phil Rizzuto died in his sleep in his home in New Jersey. Rizzuto was 89 years old and at the time the oldest living Hall of Fame player for Major League Baseball.