Category Archives: Promotions & Entertainment
The Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) and the West Michigan Whitecaps (Single-A, Midwest League) will host a cross-promotion Friday, March 16, at Van Andel Arena, whereby the Griffins will sport baseball inspired jerseys. There will even be a home-run derby between periods. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
The Lake Elsinore Storm (Single-A, California League) have revealed their 2018 promotional schedule, as the club’s 25th Season quickly approaches Opening Night at The Diamond. Read more here.
The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Single-A, Midwest League) are going to recognize their neighbors in the Upper Peninsula (MI) when they host “Yooper Day” at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium on April 28. Read more here.
The Erie SeaWolves (Double-A, Eastern League) will change their name to the “Erie SnowWolves” for a day to celebrate “Christmas in July” on Friday, July 27. Brillion (WI)-based Ariens Company will be the presenting sponsor. On this special occasion, the team will wear custom on-field jerseys and caps designed by Dan Simon of Louisville (KY)- based design firm Studio Simon. The first 1,000 fans on July 27 will receive an Erie SnowWolves winter cap. Read more here. View press release here.
This is the time of year when baseball teams are releasing their promotional schedules for the season, and it’s always enjoyable to comb through the many creative ideas to see how teams plan to take their fun and entertainment game to the next level. Take a peek for yourself: View Curve schedule here. View RubberDucks schedule here. View RiverDogs schedule here.
In compiling information to draft articles for the USA TODAY Spring Training Preview, Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com partnered with data-mining firm ReviewTrackers to look at all 23 spring-training ballparks. Surprisingly, Ed Smith Stadium, the spring-training home of the Baltimore Orioles, came in at #1 for overall fan experience. Intrigued to dig deeper, Mock talked with baseball architect Janet Marie Smith, Orioles’ Executive VP John Angelos, Manager Buck Showalter, pitcher/broadcaster Jim Palmer, and designer David Schwartz. The complete rundown and interviews/quotes are available here.