Tagged: Zach Maggard

Fun Patrol: August 13th Update

On Tuesday, C.T. appeared at the Crystal Mall in Waterford for a Simon Kidgits® Club event.

C.T. played Kinect,

Hungry Hungry Hippos,

posed for photos,

and signed autographs.

Thursday was the 2nd installment of the “Lunch with a Tiger” series.

Tigers’ players Zachary Maggard and Colin Kaline visited Buddy’s Dugout for “Lunch with a Tiger”.

C.T. also appeared.

The remainder of the “Lunch with a Tiger” schedule:

  • Saturday August 20th – 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Monday August 22nd – 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Saturday August 27th – 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Wednesday August 31st – 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Saturday September 3rd – 12:00-1:00 PM

Buddy’s Dugout
146 West Town Street (next to Ace Hardware)
Norwich, CT 06360-2132
(860) 889-0899

Look for C.T. at a community event near you.  To request C.T. to appear at your event contact Dave Schermerhorn, the Tigers’ Community Relations Manager at (860) 887-7962 Ext. 118

Media Day and Host Family BBQ

The players have begun to arrive.

Pitching Coach Jorge Cordova watches his staff.

Pitcher Tyler Barrett

The roster has been announced. – http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=t_ros&cid=571&stn=true&sid=t571

The brand new baseballs sparkle white.

It must mean that Opening Day is almost here!!

Wednesday was a busy day at Dodd Stadium.

At 1:00 was the Annual Media Day event.  Members of local media outlets came out to meet the players, while getting some quotes and footage for their stories.

Manager Andrew Graham.

This season marks the Australian native’s first managerial gig.

Second Baseman Colin Kaline

The grandson of Tigers’ Hall of Famer Al Kaline, recently completed his college career at Florida Southern.

Outfielder Bo McClendon

The son of former Major League Outfielder, Manager, and current Tigers’ Hitting Coach Lloyd McClendon, was excited to leave the mundane rigors of Extended Spring Training and looked forward to the upcoming season.

More shots from Media Day:


Pitcher Clemente Mendoza

Catcher Zachary Maggard

Pitcher Patrick Lawson

Pitcher Rayni Guichardo

Pitcher Kevan Hess

That evening, the Host Family BBQ was held in the Pavillion.

The 28 players and coaching staff members introduced themselves to their prospective host families.

Standard ballpark food (burgers, hotdogs and bbq chicken) was served.

Numerous conversations complete with the important questions, such as: Where are you located?  and Do you have a car? were held to find the best match possible.

Tonight at 6:30 there is a team practice at Dodd Stadium.  The general public is invited for this “Open Practice”.