Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Charleston Riverdogs Press Release: Postgame Fireworks & More

RiverDogs Commence 20th Season at The Joe with an Explosive Opening Homestand
Postgame Fireworks, the Human Cannonball Propel the Holy City into 20th Season at Riley Park

CHARLESTON, SC – The Charleston RiverDogs have served up 19 years of fun at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, and as fans join in “With the Crowd” once again, the RiverDogs will celebrate two delightful decades at The Joe with a pair of dazzling postgame fireworks displays and the first renditions of their two newest weekly promotions: Saturdays Live at The Joe and Holy City Sundays.

The RiverDogs will host an exhibition against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to open the season on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:05pm before beginning the regular season with a seven-game homestand against the Columbia Fireflies (April 7-10) and the Asheville Tourists (April 11-13).

Wednesday, April 6, 7:05pm: “Battle of the Beaches” Exhibition Game Opener: The RiverDogs clash with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in the battle for coastal supremacy as Charleston hosts a non-traditional in-state rival. The exhibition opener against the High-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs will be the first of two contests between the clubs, with another game slated for next season at TicketReturn.com Field. Fans will have plenty of opportunities to donate to a great cause as a portion of the night’s ticket proceeds benefit the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. Fans in attendance will have the opportunities to “text to give” along with donation jars at each concession stand. As Charleston battles it out with the Cubbie affiliate, only one question remains: Who will Bill Murray cheer for?

Thursday, April 7, 7:05pm: Opening Night: Always THE place to be in Charleston, Opening Night features a RiverDogs magnet schedule giveaway to the first 5,000 fans in attendance and will be the first of 12 Budweiser Thirsty Thursdays as the RiverDogs play hosts to the newest members of the South Atlantic League, the Columbia Fireflies (formerly the Savannah Sand Gnats). Get to the ballpark early (gates open at 6pm) to enjoy the pregame festivities including a unique rendition of the National Anthem featuring a piano provided by Fox Music and a special to be announced guest performer. DJ Natty Heavy will be shredding tunes all night long at the Ashley View Pub featuring $1 draft beers. The first of 15 postgame fireworks extravaganzas will follow as we open the 20th season at The Joe with a bang.

Friday, April 8, 7:05pm: Friday Night Fireworks: A pair of RiverDogs classics highlight the docket as fans conclude the work week with more combustion with an extravagantly explosive postgame fireworks show presented by Home Telecom and Mix96. The first of 11 Friday Night Fireworks shows will feature the fantastic fiddling skills with live music provided by Seth G. The RiverDogs will wear specialty red uniforms to honor our military as part of Red Shirt Fridays in association with ISHPI. Fans that wear red to the game get $1 off their ticket purchase at the gate with the option to donate that dollar to the Wounded Warrior Corps.

Saturday, April 9, 6:05pm: Saturdays Live at The Joe Presents “The Human Cannonball”: Fans can continue to expect the unexpected as they join in "With the Crowd" in a summer series of postgame shows. Come early for a pregame karate show and player autographs on the concourse. Stay late for the first "Saturdays Live at The Joe" presented by Kickin' 92.5 and Star 99.7 that will quickly become a staple in Charleston. The RiverDogs start off the Saturday series with a bang when David "The Bullet" Smith brings his Human Cannonball Show to the Lowcountry following the opening series’ penultimate contest against the Fireflies.

Sunday, April 10, 5:05pm: Holy City Sunday / Kids Opening Day: As Charleston takes on Columbia in the series finale, the RiverDogs embrace Charleston’s "Holy City" moniker that has defined the community as a place of unity for centuries. The club will wear specialty uniforms that proudly display the "Holy City" namesake across their pinstriped tops with a new HC emblem on the caps. It’s also Kids Opening Day where Lowcountry youth take over the ballpark including taking tickets, throwing on a headset in the radio booth, and even becoming GM for a day. The first 1,000 kids 12 and under through the gates will also receive a RiverDogs t-shirt courtesy of Vapor Apparel. In association with Charleston County Parks & Recreation and Y102.5, every Sunday is a Kids Club Sunday where fans enjoy free parking and Lowcountry youth eat free, enjoy pregame catch on the field, and run the bases postgame presented by CPI Security.

Monday, April 11, 7:05pm: Dog Day presented by Z93/ “Dogs With A Cause”: The RiverDogs fittingly put the "Dog" in RiverDogs on National Pet Day, the first Monday Dog Day of the season in conjunction with Camp Bow Wow and Z93. Bring your pup to cheer on the RiverDogs as you enjoy $1 beers and $1 hot dogs presented by Miller Lite. "Dogs with a Cause" also returns on Monday nights, and for the first time in association with Blackbaud, Inc. The RiverDogs and Blackbaud, the local software and services leader for the global philanthropic community, will share the spotlight with a different local nonprofit each Monday. Blackbaud and the RiverDogs will host the Greater Charleston Civitan Club as the first Dogs with a Cause featured nonprofit.

Tuesday, April 12, 7:05pm: Miller Lite "Take Me Out Tuesday" presented by Harris Teeter and NASH FM: Take advantage of another great night to get out “With the Crowd” on the first Miller Lite "Take Me Out Tuesday” presented by Harris Teeter and NASH FM. Special ticket packages include a 2-for-$20 deal that includes two tickets and two meals for just $20 (box office purchase only). In-game promotions are certain to be full of tandem fun for all the duos in attendance. The RiverDogs also welcome College of Charleston Greek Life members as part of Greek Night.

Wednesday, April 13, 11:05am: Education Day: It’s Education Day; be here as The Joe welcomes students from the Lowcountry. 5,000 local students and their teachers will play hooky for the day as the RiverDogs finish the series with the Tourists and as the first homestand of the season comes to an end. The RiverDogs also tip their caps to seniors with another great opportunity to enjoy a day at the ballpark. Seniors 65+ that enter the gates by 11am get a free hot dog, chips and a drink.

Ticket information for the RiverDogs first homestand and any of the 70 home games can be secured by contacting the box office at (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com. Those that can’t make it out the park can follow every pitch of the RiverDogs season on WTMA 1250 AM and streaming online at riverdogs.com. The exhibition opener on April 6 and the 11:05am contest against Asheville onWednesday, April 13 will be streamed exclusively on riverdogs.com, with all remaining games of the opening homestand also available on WTMA 1250 AM in the tri-county area.

Jake Cave Returned to New York Yankees

The New York Yankees had many hard decisions to make this offseason regarding their 40 man roster and specifically the Rule 5 Draft. Not everyone could be protected and many were left out there for any team to have including outfielder Jake Cave despite a strong 2015 campaign. Cave was taken by the Cincinnati Reds in the draft and was given a shot in the everyday spring training lineup to crack the club but couldn't and was ultimately designated for assignment.

Cave cleared waivers and had to be offered back to New York and the Yankees took back their former farmhand this afternoon during the Opening Day game with the Houston Astros. Cave is headed back to Triple-A. Welcome back.

MLB Trade Rumors Offseason in Review

It's an off day, the first off day of the season, so let's get caught up on some reading shall we? Let's start off with MLB Trade Rumors offseason in review post for our beloved New York Yankees. See below for a small snippet from that post and click HERE to see the entire post. Give those guys some clicks, and enjoy.

Do not adjust your screens — the Yankees did, in fact, actually go the entire offseason without signing a Major League free agent. New York instead relied on the trade market for upgrades as the team looks for a much lengthier postseason visit even as it continues to keep a close eye on future payroll commitments.

Major League Signings
Total spend: $0

Trades And Claims

Notable Minor League Signings
Donovan Solano, Carlos Corporan, Anthony Swarzak, Chris Parmelee,Pete Kozma, Vinnie Pestano, Jonathan Diaz, Tyler Cloyd

Notable Losses
Chris Young, Stephen Drew, Chris Capuano, Chris Martin, Andrew Bailey, Warren, Ryan, Murphy

Opening Day Game Thread: New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros 4/4

Ladies and gentleman we have arrived! We as Yankees fans made it through another October and November without our team in it and we made it through a grueling and frustrating offseason where New York acquired two big names in Starlin Castro and Aroldis Chapman but still didn’t sign a single MLB free agent. New York endured injuries this spring and disappointment from their top prospects but all that and $27 will get you a two-foot-long cheesesteak at Yankee Stadium today because dammit, it’s Opening Day!

The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros face off today in a rematch of the American League Wild Card Playoff game from 2015 with Masahiro Tanaka and Dallas Keuchel taking the mound for their respective teams. The Astros and Keuchel got the better of New York in that game and in most games the lefty ace pitched in against New York last season and the Yankees will look to turn that around today to get their 2016 season off on the right foot.

The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN, YES Network and can be heard on the radio with WFAN. Go Yankees!

Opening Day Game Preview: New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros 4/4

Who the hell is hyped up for today besides me? Can you tell that I am? It’s Opening Day ladies and gents and that means the games FINALLY count again and finally mean something. We as fans finally get to see Starlin Castro don pinstripes and we finally get to see our beloved Bronx Bombers seek revenge against the team that sent them home for a long winter last season in the Houston Astros. Let’s look at the pitching matchup, a familiar one by the way, that we will see this afternoon in the Bronx as Dallas Keuchel takes the mound for the Houston Astros and Masahiro Tanaka takes the mound for the hometown Yankees.

Tanaka will be making his second consecutive Opening Day start for the Yankees after coming over to the Bronx from Japan three seasons ago and will be looking to turn around a rough spring for the Yankees ace. Tanaka did not pitch well this spring but presumably has to know how little spring stats mean in the grand scheme of things. Tanaka has yet to really dial it up so we may get a true glimpse of what to expect out of the Yankees right-hander after his start today in the Bronx.

Dallas Keuchel heads into the 2016 season looking to defend his American League Cy Young Award after going 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA in 33 starts last year. Keuchel also beat this same Yankees team in the AL Wild Card Game in 2015 as well so confidence has to be high for the Houston southpaw.

The game will be played at 1:05 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN and the YES Network while WFAN, led by John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, have the game over at WFAN on the radio. 

Go Yankees!

Tampa Yankees Press Release: Daily Specials & More

One Week until our Home Opener!
Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 7:00pm.
Daily Specials

1/2 Price Monday
2 for 1 Tuesday
Kids Eat Free Wednesday
Happy Hour Thursday
Wing Deal Friday
Salute to Service Members Saturday
Sonny's BBQ Family FUNDay
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Events & Promotions
  • 14 event nights
  • 7 fireworks nights
  • 3 specialty jerseys
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This Day in New York Yankees History 4/5: Babe Ruth & Quaker Oats

On this day in 1934 Babe Ruth, with the backing of Quaker Oats, agreed to do weekly NBC broadcasts. Ruth's 13 week salary for the radio gig was $4000 more than his Yankees contract.

Also on this day in 1925 Babe Ruth collapsed at a railroad station in Asheville, North Carlina. The "bellyache heard round the world" would require hospitalization and an operation that would keep the Yankees star out of the lineup until May. One writer suggested too many hot dogs and soda caused the illness, I guess we will never know.

Finally on this day in 1913 in an exhibition game the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers played a game in front of 25,000 fans. The significance behind the game was it was the first ever game played in Ebbets Field. Casey Stengel hit the first home run, an inside the park home run, and the Dodgers beat the Yankees 3-2.