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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

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.

Team Sets

Today the 2011 Connecticut Tigers’ team sets arrived.

In addition to the numerous sets, Choice Sportscards , the manufactuer of the sets, sent 50 extra cards of each player.

These cards go to each player for him to give to friends and family members.Sets will be available for purchase tonight in The Tiger’s Den at Dodd Stadium.

The Tigers are home tonight through Monday.

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.

Vermont Series: June 29-July 1

The Tigers completed a 3-game series against Stedler Division rival, Vermont this week.

Photos from the Games:

The bobblehead challenge promotion is taking Dodd Stadium by storm!!

Tigers’ Designated Hitter Dean Green rocked two doubles Thursday night.

The second fireworks show of the season…

…was preceded by standup comedian Roddy Thomas, sponsored by Comix.

The autograph booth has moved to The Tiger’s Den.

There was a Blood Drive throughout the afternoon leading up to first pitch.

Summer Reading Pizza Party

Monday night members of the Tigers’ “Fun Patrol” visited Andover Public Library for a pizza party.

The library kicked off its “Carry Out a Good Book” Summer Reading program that night.
CT the Tiger and Rocky the Rockcat attended the party,

posing for pictures,

and signing autographs.

The Tigers’ began their 5 game homestand last night with a 8-7 setback to Vermont.

A look at the remainder of the homestand:

A pic of the Rally Towels

Opening Homestand

The Opening Homestand is in the books here at Dodd Stadium.  A big thank you to all (5,908) fans who came out this week.  We hope that you had a great time at the game, and hope to see you again soon.  Just do us a favor and if you had a great time, tell 10 of your friends, co-workers, etc., about it.

The Tigers are continuously searching and working to improve fan experience.  If you have any comments or concerns, don’t hesitate to seek out a CT Tigers staff member.

Some images from the games this week, which saw your Connecticut Tigers split a pair of games with  Tri-City.

CT implemented a rigorous strength training program during the offseason at World Gym- Norwich

Fans have enjoyed new additions to Dodd Stadium in 2011, like Ben & Jerry’s

and the Hole in the Wall Bar.

Tigers’ Staff have fine tuned the in-game promotions lineup,

……adding some fun new contests to old standbys.

The Tigers will begin a 5 game homestand on Wednesday June 29th, hosting Vermont and Lowell.

Here’s to more post-game victory handshake lines!