The Dice-man, Mr. Belding and Patrick Chung in one homestand
YES! Three big names highlight the Sea Dogs second hometand of the season. It all starts tomorrow night with Dennis Haskins, the actor who played Mr. Belding from the hit TV show Saved by the Bell. On Saturday, Daisuke Matsuszaka makes his second career rehab assignment with Portland. Dice-K pitched for Portland on August 30, 2009 at New Hampshire, yielding 5 runs on 4 hits over 2 IP. The Sea Dogs lost 5-3, but the game was secondary with a Major Leaguer rehabbing – brought tremendous energy from the crowd.
It’s never too early to talk Patriots. The NFL draft is tonight, with the Patriots owning two 1st round picks. On Tuesday May 1st, fans have the opportunity to meet Safety Patrick Chung. hung will throw out a ceremonial first pitch and will be available to sign free autographs on photos provided by the Portland Sea Dogs for fans from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
UPCOMING HOMESTAND PREVIEW
Friday, April 27th @ 6:00 PM vs. Reading Phillies
Dennis Haskins the actor who played Mr. Belding on the hit television show Saved by the Bell will be appearing at Hadlock Field. Everybody’s favorite principal will be on hand as the Sea Dogs celebrate Teacher Appreciation Night at the ballpark, courtesy of Electricity Maine.
Saturday, April 28th @ 1:00 PM vs. Reading Phillies
The Sea Dogs mascot band; The Kastaways will perform on the front plaza from 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM. Saturday is the first of seven Most Improved Student days at the ballpark where the Sea Dogs will honor over 500 students each day that have made significant improvement over the course of the school year.
Sunday, April 29th @ 1:00 PM vs. Reading Phillies
Timber Tina’s Great Maine Lumber Jack Show will have a pre-game demonstration on the field. The Sea Dogs will honor Most Improved Students on the field. Kids 16 and under are invited to run the bases after the game, weather and field conditions permitting, presented by Prime Motor Group. Following the Sea Dogs game Bates College will take on Colby College at Hadlock Field.
Monday, April 30th @ 6:00 PM vs. Trenton Thunder
The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a 2012 Boston Red Sox schedule magnet, courtesy of Sullivan Tire. Every Monday is a “Military Monday” where military personnel are eligible for a special ticket offer courtesy of the Sea Dogs and 106.3 FM “The Bone”. Military members can get five General Admission tickets for just $20 with a coupon and military ID. Coupons are available at www.seadogs.com and www.boneradio.com. Five local high school bands will perform the National Anthem under the baton of Portland Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Moody.
Tuesday, May 1st @ 6:00 PM vs. Trenton Thunder
New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung will be at Hadlock Field, presented by the Asylum Sports Bar and Grill. Chungwill throw out a ceremonial first pitch and will be available to signfree autographs on photos provided by the Portland Sea Dogs for fans from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. The Sea Dogs will also host their annual College Fair from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. More than 50 colleges will be on hand to meet with prospective students. The Sea Dogs will award a $500.00 scholarship to one lucky student.
(VIDEO FEATURE ON SEA DOGS CATCHER DAN BUTLER) http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=20941549&topic_id=8067842&c_id=bos&tcid=vpp_copy_20941549&v=3
Wednesday, May 2nd @ 6:00 PM vs. Trenton Thunder
The Sea Dogs will honor students who have completed Slugger’s Reading Challenge.
Thursday, May 3rd @ 6:00 PM vs. Trenton Thunder
The Sea Dogs will honor more students who have completed Slugger’s Reading Challenge. Additionally the Sea Dogs will honor Maine’s High School sports championship teams from the 2011/2012 school year.