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Playoff Push Homestand

The Tigers completed their final homestand of the regular season this week.

Photos from the Games:

Jeff Holm was named Player of the Game.  The Michigan State product went 2-4 with a triple and scored a run as the Tigers won 5-0 to take the Stedler Division lead.

Cars from Thompson Motor Speedway were out front,

as the Nickelodeon Quartet, the national anthem signers, warmed up their voices on the concourse.

 Montville High School Baseball, the 2-time defending Class M State Champions, was recognized for their accomplishments before the game.

 There was a doubleheader on Friday night.

In Game 1, Tigers’ pitcher Luis Angel Sanz was 2 outs away from a perfect game.  After retiring 19 Spinners batters in a row, Lowell’s Jose Garcia belted a 3-2 Sanz offering over the wall in left field to not only break up the perfect game, but also to take away the shutout. The right hander from Guatire, VZ  earned his team-leading sixth win of the year and lowered his ERA to 2.81 on the season, while he struck out seven and now leads the league with 76 strikeouts this year.

Following the pair of Tigers wins, “Wild Bill” from Comix at Foxwoods performed for fans and the final fireworks show of the season occured.  Saturday was Norwich Navigators Night 

The refurbished Tater Statue made its return. 

A new generation of kids will now be able to have their picture taken in front of the Tater Statue, a permanent fixture at Dodd Stadium for many seasons, before games.

The first 500 fans received a Navigators’ mini bat.  (Blame “Tropical Storm Irene” for the date change).

Former Navigator Jeff Clark threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Shane wore a game worn Navigators jersey from 1995 Saturday night.

The videoboard graphics were changed to reflect the night.

Players wore Navigators jerseys, which were auctioned off to fans during the game.

The players then presented and signed their jersey to the winning bidders after the game.

Sunday afternoon was Fan Appreciation Day.

The entire team was on the concourse to greet fans as gates opened; signing autographs,

and taking pictures.

As always, children could run the bases

and play catch on the field following the game.

The Tigers’ thank fans for attending the games this season.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  See you in 2012.

-KY

“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

Tails From the Road – Aberdeen

The Tigers have been in Aberdeen for the past few days, finishing up their 3-game road trip tonight.

The IronBirds play at Ripken Stadium

The stadium, built in 2002, has sold out all of its games since its opening

and is home to the Ripken Museum.

The stadium is part of a larger baseball complex, which includes Little League fields.  The field above is a miniture Camden Yards.  The Warehouse in right doubles as a Marriott, and is where the Tigers stay.

The Tigers return home Friday

and Saturday for 2 important games against Vermont.

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

Former Norwich Navigator Cameo For A Good Cause

As many of you may be aware, Keenan Cahill has become an internet sensation over the past few years. However, you may not know the whole story. Famous for his lip syncing of popular hit songs, Cahill is a 16 year old from Illinois who suffers from a rare disorder known as Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome. The disorder only affects about 1,100 people worldwide and the drugs used to treat it are amongst the most expensive in the world. One prescription alone used in treatment costs about $350,000 per year!

In total, Keenan’s videos on YouTube have been viewed over 230 million times, boosted in part by celebrity appearances by 50 Cent, Jennifer Aniston, members of the New York Knicks, and now members of the San Francisco Giants. Some of you might recognize San Francisco Giants closer and 2005 Norwich Navigator Brian Wilson:

Wilson along with Giants Outfielder Cody Ross and the Giants have teamed up with Cahill to raise funds for causes dear to both Cody and Keenan. “Dynamite: A Fundraiser for Keenan Cahill” will take place during the Giants game against the Florida Marlins on May 25th. For more information visit the Giants website here:

http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/ticketing/group_special_events.jsp#codykeenan