Tagged: Sunday Funday

“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

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.

Homestand Recap: 7/21 – 7/25

Photos from the recently finished a 6 games in 5 days homestand:

There was a large amount of military personnel and their families at the game Friday night.

The Field was designed with patriotism in mind.

A fireworks show and comedian followed the game.

The Day had a special ticket offers for readers Saturday night,

and raffled off many items including a Tigers’ team signed bat.

As part of Boy Scout Night, scouts had a pregame parade and camped out on the field following the game.

A check presentation was made during the game to Officer Michelle Wyatt, as part of Cop on Top, a fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics.

As with every Sunday Funday, children were able to run the bases and have a catch on the field after the game.

There’s a noon start and numerous buses in the parking lot, it must be Camp Day.

The stands were awash with different colored t-shirts representing each of the numerous camps in attendance.

The Tigers return home Saturday for a 3 game series with Batavia.

Tigers vs. Brooklyn

The Tigers finished their 3 game set with the Brooklyn Cyclones Monday night.

Connecticut took the final 2 games of the series.

Photos from the games:

Kids were able to get Amber Alert Photo ID cards made on the concourse.

On a hot Sunday afternoon at Dodd Stadium,

Jason King, who hit a Home Run, was named Player of the Game.

Following the game, children ran the bases and had a catch on the field.

The Hole in the Wall Bar remains a popular option for fans.

Shortstop Eugenio Suarez went 4-4 on Monday night.

Relief Pitcher Daniel Bennett picked up 2 saves this series, bringing his season total to 5.

 

The Tigers are in the midst of a 8-game, 3 city road trip.  The team returns home Thursday July 21st.

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.

Lowell Series – July 2 and July 3

This weekend, the Lowell Spinners visited Dodd Stadium for a pair of games.

Many Red Sox fans came to see the Tigers tangle with the New York-Penn League affliate of the Boston Red Sox.

Photos from the games:

Saturday night was Lowe’s Night at the ballpark.

Lowe’s Rally Towels were given out to the first 1,000 fans in attendance.

Grill Master 4-Burner Stainless Steel Gas Grill

Lowe’s also gave away a grill to a lucky fan.

This weekend, the Hole in the Wall Bar also received a new addition.

“Elvis” was in the building for Sunday Funday.

There was a real patriotic theme at the stadium.  Fans were handed American flags as they entered the gates,

and the Tigers wore their patriotic jerseys.

It was Comcast Day at Dodd Stadium; and one lucky fan went home with a Comcast gift bag, including a $100 Best Buy gift certificate!

New Canaan’s Curt Casali made his professional debut on Sunday for the Tigers.

The Tigers won on a walkoff  Home Run by Javier Azcona.

The victory was followed by Kids Run The Bases, sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s,

and Have A Catch, sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The Tigers return home on Saturday night against Brooklyn.

The Tigers thank you for attending the game(s) this homestand.