PRESS RELEASE – The Lansing Lugnuts kicked off their 15th season celebration today with the launch of a new website. The team also opened fan voting on the website for the first-ever inductees into the Lugnuts Hall of Fame.
The re-designed website features a rotating media wall with the latest Lugnuts information and an easy-to-navigate ticket center. Fans can easily purchase and print their game tickets from home.
The Lugnuts Hall of Fame will be open for fan voting until the end of January. Carlos Beltran, Corey Patterson, Carlos Zambrano, Carlos Marmol, and Brian Dopirak are on the ballot for the 2010 season. These five candidates were selected for fan voting based on their performance with the Lugnuts or an outstanding Major League career. All candidates played at least 10 games in a Lansing Lugnuts uniform.
Detailed information on each of the inductees can be found here. The top 3 winning inductees will be announced on Opening Day, April 14th, 2010, with a pre-game ceremony and unveiling of the Hall of Fame display.
“This is the perfect way to start our 15th season,” said Lugnuts Co-Owner Tom Dickson, “We’re making exciting changes for the future and celebrating our past.”
Fans can also follow the Lugnuts on Facebook or Twitter and catch-up with Big Lug at his Facebook profile page.