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BlueClaws Take ‘What Could Have Been Day’ to Highest Level

Lakewood BlueClaws Pine Barons LogoThis is how you do it!  The Single-A Lakewood BlueClaws (South Atlantic League) didn’t just design specials jerseys to become the Lakewood Pine Barons for “What Could Have Been Day” on Sunday, they created a complete line of merchandise and brought in a new mascot named “Chipper” to help complete the fantasy.  Watch video here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

ne Barons mascot Chipper and Pine Barons SS Enmanuel Serra in the dugout before the game, Lakewood BlueClaws Facebook photo

Pine Barons mascot Chipper and Pine Barons SS Enmanuel Serra in the dugout before the game, Lakewood BlueClaws Facebook photo

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BlueClaws to Become ‘Pine Barons’ on June 22

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – The BlueClaws played their first game in 2001 and unveiled their team name in 2000. At that time, hundreds of names had been sent in as nominations before the name “BlueClaws” was selected, but what might the name have been if BlueClaws was not selected? Continue reading

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BlueClaws Announce First Wave of 2014 Promotions

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – The BlueClaws have unveiled the first wave of their 2014 promotional schedule, marking the earliest point BlueClaws fans have been able to see the promotional nights for the upcoming season. Continue reading

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The ‘BruceClaws’ Return (Jerseys and All)

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – They’re back! The BruceClaws return on Saturday, July 27th as part of Bruce Springsteen Appreciation Night at FirstEnergy Park, which is presented by Central Jersey Blood Center. Continue reading

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BlueClaws to Wear ‘Restore the Shore’ Jerseys Opening Weekend

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – Opening Weekend at FirstEnergy Park will have a decided Restore the Shore theme. BlueClaws players and coaches will be wearing special Restore The Shore jerseys April 4th – 7th, with the jerseys to be auctioned off to benefit BlueClaws Charities Restore The Shore efforts. Continue reading

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Marano Promoted to GM

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lakewood BlueClaws (Single-A Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies) have announced the hiring of Brandon Marano, who takes over as the team’s new General Manager, effective immediately. The announcement was made Wednesday by Team President Joe Finley. Continue reading

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BlueClaws GM Accepts Job with Rutgers Athletics

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – BlueClaws General Manager Geoff Brown, who has served that role for the team for the duration of their existence, has accepted the position of Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Marketing Officer for Rutgers Athletics and will start work there on February 11th. Continue reading

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BlueClaws Announced First Wave of 2013 Promotions

Lakewood BlueClaws Alternative LogoPRESS RELEASE – With Opening Day less than three months away, the BlueClaws have unveiled the first wave of 2013 promotional nights, which include special autograph signers, giveaways, entertainers, and an expanded fireworks schedule. Continue reading

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BlueClaws Again Lead League in Attendance

PRESS RELEASE – Drawing 410,113 fans to FirstEnergy Park this year, the BlueClaws once again lead the South Atlantic League in attendance, as they have now done in all 12 years of existence. Continue reading

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BlueClaws, Phillies Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Lakewood BlueClaws and their parent club, the Philadelphia Phillies, are pleased to announce an extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC). With the two-year extension, the BlueClaws will remain the South Atlantic League affiliate of the Phillies through at least the 2014 season. Continue reading

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2013 SAL All-Star Game Coming to Lakewood

PRESS RELEASE – The BlueClaws are proud to announce that the 2013 South Atlantic League All-Star Game, presented by Barnabas Health’s Community and Kimball Medical Centers, OceanFirst Bank, and Shore Point Distributing Company, is coming to FirstEnergy Park and the Jersey Shore in 2013. Continue reading

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BlueClaws to Cap Crowds at 8,000

PRESS RELEASE – Beginning this year, FirstEnergy Park crowds will no longer exceed 8,000. The BlueClaws held several focus groups and consultations with season ticket and ticket package holders in the off-season and are following their recommendation to call 8,000 a sell-out crowd. Continue reading

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BlueClaws Unveil 2012 Bobbleheads

PRESS RELEASE – The BlueClaws have announced their 2012 list of bobblehead giveaways, which bring together former BlueClaws, the Olympics, the Presidential Election, and a BlueClaws manager/Phillies legend. Continue reading

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BlueClaws Add 50-Inch Plasmas to Party Decks

PRESS RELEASE – The BlueClaws are thrilled to announce that brand-new televisions are being installed in the two party decks that flank the first and third base SkyBoxes at FirstEnergy Park. Continue reading

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BlueClaws Announce First Wave of 2012 Promotions

PRESS RELEASE – The first wave of the 2012 BlueClaws promotional schedule has been announced by the team. The schedule includes many returning dates and promotions as well as several new items, with additional promotions to be released in the coming weeks. Continue reading

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Impressions of a Ballpark Hunter: Would My Grandfather Have Approved of This?

Marc Viquez

What would my grandfather have said about attending a minor league baseball game in this day and age; could he have possibly fathomed the concept of happy hours, live concerts, and all-you-can-eat sections? What would he say about wrap around concourses, grass seating and party decks? You know what; he probably might like some of what he saw. Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: FirstEnergy Park (Lakewood, NJ)

Reuben Frank from CSNPhilly.com visits FirstEnergy Park, home of the Single-A Lakewood BlueClaws (South Atlantic League).  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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BlueClaws to Sport ‘BruceClaws’ Jerseys for Springsteen Appreciation Night

PRESS RELEASE – For the fourth straight year, the BlueClaws will turn into the BruceClaws for Springsteen Appreciation Night. This year’s BruceClaws night is July 9th at the 7:05 pm game against Kannapolis. Continue reading

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Governer Promotes NJ Baseball Teams

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is promoting the six minor league baseball teams in New Jersey via the state’s official website.  Now this is the type of elected representation we like to see!  View website here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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Beatles Tribute Band Coming to BlueClaws Ballpark July 15th

PRESS RELEASE - 1964…The Tribute, a classic Beatles tribute band, is coming to FirstEnergy Park presented by Good Time Oldies, 1160 and 1310 AM for a Friday night concert on July 15th. Continue reading

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Lakewood BlueClaws: 10-Years and Counting

Staff Writer Stephen Edelson from the Asbury Park Press takes a look back at the successful first decade of the Single-A Lakewood (NJ) BlueClaws.  Read more and view Opening Day 2011 video clip here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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More ‘Stadium Crawl’: Lakewood BlueClaws

Joe DeLessio and Will Leitch from the sports pages of New York magazine have been on a “stadium crawl” mission to visit and rate a number of minor league ballparks in New York and New Jersey based on five categories, including Facilities, Quality of Play, Promotions, Adorability, and Miscellaneous. Most recently, the pair visited the home of the Single-A Lakewood BlueClaws.  Enjoy visit here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the article.

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BlueClaws, Phillies Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE - The Lakewood BlueClaws and their parent club, the Philadelphia Phillies, are pleased to announce an extension of their Player Development Contract (PDC). Continue reading

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BlueClaws to Reenact Kentucky Derby

PRESS RELEASE - The Kentucky Derby is coming to…FirstEnergy Park? The BlueClaws, with the help of Monmouth Park, will reenact the Kentucky Derby during at their May 4th game. The Derby will be run for the 136th time on May 1st in Louisville. Continue reading

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BlueClaws Ballpark Paid in Full

At a ceremony on Friday, Lakewood, NJ township and team officials held a mini mock “bond” fire in a portable hibachi grill to represent the final $1.8 million bond payment made on FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws.  The total cost for the 6,588-seat stadium was $20 million, plus interest.  Read more here.

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