PRESS RELEASE – It’s a homestand that starts and ends with bandages, but for very different reasons. In between the St. Paul Saints will provide enough entertainment that fans will have to duck from the flying watermelon. It’s a seven game homestand that culminates in one of the best fireworks shows in the Twin Cities.
The homestand kicks off with a three game series against the Wichita Wingnuts from June 24-26. Jerry Maguire would have been a very different movie if Cuba Gooding Jr. had yelled, “Show Me the Mummy,” but the Saints will do exactly that on Friday, June 24 at 7:05 p.m. as the day is presented by King Tut at the Science Museum. Learn about the great finds from King Tut’s tomb along with incredible artifacts and rulers of ancient Egypt. Fans will take part in Saints pyramid schemes and get a once in a lifetime motivational speech from Bernie Madoff. Following the game Xcel Energy will present Friday Night Fireworks as we scare the wraps right off the mummies.
On Saturday, June 25 the second game of the three game series begins at 7:05 p.m. with “Take Me to Regions” Night presented by Regions Hospital. The first 5,000 in attendance will receive a Regions Hospital Can Koozie. Also, fans can join Region’s special guests Moon and Staci from KS 95 for a night of singing and baseball. Once inside the gates everyone from Doogie Hauser to the cast of Scrubs will give you their medical opinion even if you don’t ask for it.
The series concludes with a 1:05 p.m. start on Sunday, June 26 with a tribute to Gallagher in this “4D game.” The comedian, known for smashing watermelons and other messy objects, may have collapsed during a show in Minneapolis this past March, but his comedic genius is still going strong. Those fans sitting in the first few rows better come prepared with ponchos because you’ll be in the line of fire. Following the game kids run the bases and can get autographs from the entire team on S&W Beans and Butter Kernel Family Sunday. Plus, you could win up to $77,777 on St. Croix Casino Big Money Days.
For the first time this season the Saints’ former rivals from the Northern League, the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks, come to town for a four game series from June 28-July 1. On Tuesday June 28 the clubs will square off in a 7:05 p.m. contest during “It’s a Family Affair” presented by Thrivent Financial. We know that Sunday’s are usually reserved for our family days, but everyday with the Saints is perfect for Mom, Dad, kids and any other relatives you want to spend time with. Also stay connected on this TDS Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 29 at 1:05 p.m. the Saints play their first of three weekday afternoon games on “When the Sun Comes Out: It’s Ella Fitzgerald” presented by Sun Drop Citrus Soda. The most famous female jazz singer loved her baseball. You never talked to Ms. Fitzgerald when her team was up to bat. While she lived in New York she followed the Yankees (Mickey Mantle was her hero). Then she moved to Los Angeles and became a True-Blue Dodger fan. Make sure you arrive early to join the craziest tailgate party of the year with Saints players on another Walser Wednesday.
Let’s Get Ready to Rumbllllle!!! during Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame Night presented by 5 Eyewitness News. The Saints and the Boxing Hall of Fame will pay tribute to the 2010 class including Scott LeDoux, Will Grigsby, Don Riley and other boxing greats as well as announce the Induction Class of 2011 with an on field ceremony before the game. Also, for those 21 and over it’s Thirsty Thursday with $1 beer presented by Old Chicago.
The most talked about fireworks show every year is the one the Saints put on for their Independence Day Celebration. It will take place on Friday, July 1 following the 7:05 p.m. game as we thank Minnesotans in the Military presented by Snapple and Cub Foods. For every man and woman in our home state who serves to protect our freedom, this day is for you. Join us for a moving pregame ceremony honoring Purple Heart recipients, enjoy the ballgame to follow, and then stay for the best fireworks celebration in the Twin Cities.
It’s a seven game homestand that will knock you out, but brings friends and family together as we give thanks to those that help keep us free.
Tickets are available for all home games starting at $5 for general admission, $8 for outfield reserved and $12 for infield reserved. Friday Home Games with post-game fireworks (except July 1, August 26) are an additional $2 per ticket. July 1 and August 26 feature extended post-game fireworks and are an additional $3 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the Day of the Game are an additional $1 per ticket. Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don’t require a seat are free.
Tickets for all Saints regular season home games are available now in person at the Saints Box Office, by phone at 651-644-6659 or online at saintsbaseball.com.