March 2011

Weekday Specials

Here is a look at our weekday specials this year.  Every Monday in 2011 (nine Monday games), the Shorebirds have created $2 Buck Mondays (in honor of Buck Showalter).  Fans will be able to get into the games for only $2!  Plus, hot dogs and Pepsi products will be only $2.  So let’s break this down.  A family of four can get four tickets, four hot dogs and four Pepsi drinks for only $24!  Best deal in town, bar none.  If you know any deals that are better, please inform me ASAP.  Thanks. 

$2 Buck Mondays

  • General Admission tickets are only $2
  • Hot Dogs and Pepsi Products are only $2

KRAFT Singles Tuesday Night Tickets

  • Bring a KRAFT Singles wrapper to the Perdue Stadium box office and receive two tickets for the price of one.

WAWA Wednesday & Silver Sluggers Presented by Manor House

  • All fans receive a coupon for $1 off a Shortie Hoagie
  • Play Baseball Bingo

Thirsty Thursday

  • $1.50 12 oz. Coors Light and Miller Lite draft beers
  • $1.50 12 oz. small Pepsi products

Big Beer Friday & Friday Fun Packs

  • 32 oz. Miller Lite or Coors Light draft beer for $6
  • Family Fun Pack ($40)
    o 4 General Admission Tickets
    o 4 Small Hot Dogs
    o 4 Small Pepsi drinks
    o 4 Amusement Ride Passes
    o 1 Shorebirds Logo Baseball
    o 1 free medium pizza coupon from Papa John’s
    o 1 free car wash at Soft Touch Car Wash

Postgame Fireworks Every Saturday Night

  • Enjoy a fantastic fireworks show each Saturday night at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium

Sunday

  • Kids run the bases after each Sunday game excluding July 3rd

Volunteering at the Food Bank

Shorebirds staffers were at the local Food Bank this past week volunteering as part of the “Strike Out Hunger” effort associated with the 2011 SAL All-Star Game.  It’s things like this that really make us all feel great about working for the Shorebirds.  For more information about how you can get involved in the “Strike Out Hunger” campaign, contact Chris Bitters at 410-219-3112.  

By the way, we are now 24 days away from opening night.  Without even knowing that, it was very clear that the season is around the corner when I arrived at the stadium on Sunday.  Aaron Becker was hanging banners and Audrey Vane was replacing the wallpaper in the women’s bathroom.  ON A SUNDAY! We’ll see you all soon. 

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More Scoreboard Shots

The scoreboard is being replaced at Perdue Stadium.  Here are a few more shots of the progress.  The old board is officially gone! We should have some more updates next week when they actually start putting the new scoreboard in.

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Construction Has Begun

Construction is officially underway on the brand new line scoreboard at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.  Again, very early stages but it’s exciting to know that on April 5th, when the Shorebirds play Salisbury University in an exhibition game, there will be a brand new scoreboard.  Just a few pictures to give you a taste.  As the process unfolds, I will continue to post pictures. 

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Former Shorebirds in Spring Training

On Wednesday, seven former Shorebirds played in the Orioles Spring Training game against the Phillies.  Here is a look at what they did.

Matt Angle – 1-2, RBI (stolen base)

Tyler Henson – 0-1

Ryan Adams – 0-1

Joe Mahoney – 1-3

Brandon Snyder – 1-1

Pedro Florimon, Jr. – 1-1

Zach Britton – 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 SO (Ryan Howard)

Not bad for a group of guys making their debuts at the major league level. 

On a separate note, I was driving into work today at the stadium and I noticed a bunch of people crowded below the line scoreboard at Perdue Stadium.  They are scheduled to begin installing the brand new line scoreboard today!   I will post some pictures when the work begins.

Dance Team Practice Begins

The Delmarva Shorebirds and High Voltage All Stars teamed up to start the first ever Shorebirds Dance Team for ages 6-18.  Last night, the “Junior Team” held its first practice of the year.  Sherman was on hand to help jump start the team.  The team will perform six times at Perdue Stadium throughout the summer.  All the kids get practice uniforms (as seen below) and performance uniforms.  Check out the team in action!

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Tuesday Trivia

I am going to attempt to post some Shorebirds trivia on the blog every Tuesday from here through September. 

Let’s set the first trivia question up like this.  Steve Melewski, who writes for MASNSports.com, recently interviewed Manny Machado.  Steve asked Manny about his expectations for 2011 and the 18-year old said….

“My goal right now is maybe to hit over .300 with 15 bombs maybe. You know, mostly though, numbers don’t really matter to me,” he said. “If I do that, it’s great, but in this first full season I just want to get through it with good numbers and have a good season.”

With that in mind, how many players have hit at least 15 homers in a single season in Shorebirds franchise history?

Answer: 9 - Ryan Minor (24), Calvin Pickering (25), Rick Elder (16), Jason Fransz (22), Ryan Finan (17), Mark Fleisher (16), Chris Vinyard (17), Joe Nowicki (19), Brandon Tripp (19).

Not easy to do.  In fact, over the last two years, no player has hit more than 10 homers in a season. 

Welcome to March everyone!

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