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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.

Tails from the Road

The Tigers recently completed their 8 games, 3 city road trip, the longest of the season.

Connecticut’s first stop was Eastwood Field, home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers.

Niles, Ohio is over 500 miles from Dodd Stadium.

Tigers’ Hall of Famer Al Kaline, who will be appearing at Dodd Stadium on August 8th, stopped by the Tigers’ radio booth.

The Tigers then traveled to Fishkill, NY to take on the Hudson Valley Renegades for 3 games.

The New York-Penn League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays play at Dutchess Stadium.

For the final leg of their trip, Connecticut went North on I-87 to Troy, NY.

With a Tuesday night game followed by a 11 am Camp Day game on Wednesday, the Tigers and the ValleyCats played 2 games in less than 24 hours (Note: the Tigers and Renegades also played a Morning game on Monday).

The Tigers and ValleyCats will continue their “home and home series” now playing at Dodd Stadium.

There is a doubleheader on Thursday and Fireworks on Friday.

The Williamsport Crosscutters visit Dodd Stadium Saturday-Monday.

The Crosscutters are the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

As per NYPL scheduling, the Tigers do not visit Williamsport this year, but did in 2010.  All of the Stedler and Pinckney Division teams play one series against each other every season, just the site is alternated.

For example, in 2010 the Tigers played at Batavia, Jamestown and Williamsport, while hosting Auburn, Mahoning Valley and State College.

 

This season, Williamsport (July 23-25), Batavia (July 30-August 1) and Jamestown (August 9-11) visit Dodd Stadium; and the Tigers travel to Mahoning Valley (July 13-15), Auburn (August 2-4) and State College (August 12-14).

Vermont – Tri-City Roadtrip

Justin Sheinis, the Tigers’ Media Relations Manager, travels with the team during road trips.  Sheinis broadcasts all the away games and partners with Eric Knighton for the home games.  All 76 Tigers games can be heard on WICH 1310 and at www.cttigers.com.   

A few pics that Justin took from the past roadtrip:

The Tigers played at Vermont June 23rd-June 25th.

Centennial Field is the oldest ballpark in America.

Located on the University of Vermont campus, the field’s first game was played in 1906, 105 years ago.

Vermont’s Manager Rick Magnante addresses his team before a game.

No surprise as to why Saturday’s game was suspended.

The Tigers then traveled to Troy, NY for 3 games against the Tri-City ValleyCats.

Great view from the pressbox at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium.

The Tigers take BP before taking on the ValleyCats.

All-Area PhotoShoot

On a sunny afternoon last week, The Day, a local newspaper, had members of its All-Area Teams visit Dodd Stadium for a photoshoot.

The athletes, who participated in spring sports at their respective high schools,

filled out profile sheets,

then had their group shots taken for the All-Area Team in the seating bowl,

or the Picnic Pavillion.

A few of the student-athletes also had individual shots taken,

and some were interviewed by reporters.

The Tigers are in the midst of a 6-game roadtrip visiting Stedler Division foe, Tri-City.  The team returns home Wednesday June 29th.

 


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!