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“Hurricane Homestand” Recap: August 26, 27

First, the Tigers hope that everyone is safe following the visit of Hurricane Irene this weekend.  (Photo from PrintActivities.com)

The Tigers were home Friday and Saturday with a cruical series against the Vermont Lake Monsters.  The two home games, plus two games in Vermont tonight, have the potential to alter the Stedler Division standings.  As of this morning, Connecticut sits a half game out of first place behind the Lake Monsters.

Photos from the homestand:

All children recieved a book from the Captain Underpants series, sponsored by Scholastic.

Covanta Energy collected non-perishable food items.

Comedian Roddy Thomas, sponsored by Comix at Foxwoods, performed

before the fireworks show following the Tigers victory.

Because of the storm, the Tigers moved the game up to 1:05 pm instead of the originally scheduled 7:05 pm.

Dean Green scored the only run for the Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers will  begin the final homestand of the regular season this Tuesday with 3 games against Hudson Valley and 4 against the Lowell Spinners.

 

 Friday’s game is a doubleheader with Game 1 scheduled to begin at 5:05.

 Saturday will be Norwich Navigators Night 

Sunday afternoon is Fan Appreciation Day.

For tickets visit www.cttigers.com or call (860) 887-7962

Homestand Recap: August 17-22

The Tigers completed a 7-game, 6-day home stand on Monday.

A few roving instructors were in “The Rose City” for the homestand, sent by Detroit to help finetune some players’ techniques.

Toby Harrah helped with the hitters,

Dave Owen assisted with the infielders fielding techniques, while Gene Roof gave instruction in the areas of base running and playing the outfield.

The added instruction must have helped the team’s on-field results, as the Tigers took 5 of 7 games from the Yankees and IronBirds.

Some photos from the homestand:

The two Tigers outfielders signed autographs on the concourse with former MLB pitcher Frank Tanana, the headline speaker of the Home Plate Event.

Tanana also threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The homestand also marked the debut of a brand new promotion, the Affinity Dental Center Brush off the Bases.

Sunday was Bark in the Park at the stadium and many fans brought their dog(s) to the game.

Promotions also had a canine-theme to them.

Old Lyme’s Ryan Zrenda had a large contigent of supporters in the stands all series to see him play for the IronBirds.

Tyler Collins and Javier Azcona hit home runs for the Tigers.

The Tigers are home again Friday and Saturday with a cruical series against the Vermont Lake Monsters.  The Lake Monsters lead the Stedler Division and the Tigers look to use the games to make up ground in the standings.

Friday there will be post-game fireworks

and Saturday will be Norwich Navigators Night.

For tickets call (860) 887-7962 or visit www.cttigers.com

Tails from the Road: Auburn and Lowell

The Tigers are in the midst of a 5 game roadtrip to Auburn and Lowell.

The Doubledays play at Falcon Park.

Falcon Park was built in 1995 and has a capacity of 2,800.

Auburn is the New York-Penn League affliate of the Washington Nationals.

Andrew Graham’s club then visited Lowell, a quick drive up 395 (and 290), for 2 games.

The Spinners, a Stedler Division rival, play at LeLacheur Park, located on the campus of UMass-Lowell.

The Tigers and Spinners continue their series with 2 games at Dodd Stadium Sunday and Monday.

Tomorrow, it is C.T.’s Birthday Party and Sunday Funday.

Monday night, Hall of Famer Al Kaline will visit Dodd Stadium.

Kaline will sign autographs before the game and throw out the ceremonial first pitch to his grandson, Tigers’ infielder Colin Kaline.

Stadium Upgrade

As the Tigers visit Auburn and Lowell this week, staff completed a few projects to improve stadium experience at Dodd.

The doors to “The Tigers’ Den”,

and the front office received a new coat of paint.

Staff also hung up signage on the concourse.

The Tigers return home Sunday afternoon.

 

On Sunday, it is C.T.’s Birthday Party and Sunday Funday.

 

Monday night, Hall of Famer Al Kaline will visit Dodd Stadium.

 

Kaline will sign autographs before the game and throw out the ceremonial first pitch to his grandson, Tigers’ infielder Colin Kaline.

Homestand Recap: July 30 – August 1

Photos from the recent 3 game homestand between the Batavia Muckdogs and Tigers:

Lowe’s sponsored a Build and Grow Clinic on the concourse during the game.

Another Build and Grow Clinic is scheduled for Saturday August 27th.

 Tyler Collinshit 2 HR’s, including the walkoff home run in the 12th inning, on Saturday night.

First Baseman Aaron Westlake, the Tigers’ 3rd round pick this June, made his debut with the Tigers.

The Pizza Girl made her final appearance at Dodd Stadium this season during the homestand.

As with every Sunday home game, children could run the bases, presented by Ben and Jerrys, and play catch in the outfield, sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods after the game.

The Tigers’ next home game is Sunday against Lowell.

Build & Grow

As part of the activities on Saturday night, Lowes sponsored a Build and Grow clinic on the concourse.

Under the direction of Lowes staff members, children and their parents were able to build a free wooden project.

Tonight’s project was baseball themed – a mini baseball game.

Children also got a free apron, goggles, and a certification of merit.

Lowe’s is located off Exit 84 on 395 in Lisbon.

Tails from the Road

The Tigers recently completed a 3 game series against the Brooklyn Cyclones.

The Cyclones play at MCU Park.

The stadium is right on Coney Island and its famous boardwalk.

The Boardwalk is home to the original Nathan’s Famous.

Outfielder Tyler Collins hit one of, if not the longest, HR in MCU Park history on Wednesday.  The ball cleared the right field bleachers and landed just before the beach. 

The Tigers return home tonight to begin a 3 game homestand against Batavia.