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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

Road Trip to Lowell and Staten Island

Tonight, the Tigers finish up a 5- game road trip to Lowell and Staten Island.

The Spinners play at LeLacheur Park.

Lowell is the host of the 2011 New York-Penn League All Star game.

The stadium is located on the UMass-Lowell campus.

In between games of the doubleheader on Tuesday, the first ever “Human Home Run” was a hit at LeLacheur Park, as David Smith, Sr. flew over the outfield wall out of a cannon from the outfield much to the delight of the LeLacheur Park faithful! The Human Home Run a Hit! (Video from:  Fox25 Boston and the Lowell Spinners).

The Tigers then traveled to Staten Island.

Richmond County Bank Ballpark gives fans a great view of the Manhattan Skyline.

The Tigers return home tomorrow for a 3-game set against the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets’ New York-Penn League affiliate.