April 2014

Sea Dogs PPD. in Trenton…Opening Day Festivities Set

Trenton's new bat dog in training is Rookie. I wanted to take him home with me.

Trenton’s new bat dog in training is Rookie. I wanted to take him home with me.

The Sea Dogs and Trenton Thunder were postponed on Monday night in the series opener, and will now play an abbreviated two-game series at Arm & Hammer Park. Portland split the first series of the season in Reading.

From seadogs.com. Official Press Release on Opening Day

Portland, Maine- The Portland Sea Dogs will play their 2014 home opener on Thursday, April 10th at 6:00 PM at Hadlock Field against the New Britain Rock Cats. The opening ceremonies will honor Sea Dogs Hall of Famer Bill Troubh, who passed away in November. Other festivities include a World Series poster giveaway, the Sea Dogs Dance Team, Shipyard Brewing, and much more.

The Sea Dogs will have a special dedication and announcement to honor Bill Troubh as part of the pre-game ceremonies. Troubh, who passed away unexpectedly on November 8, 2013, was a lifelong citizen of the City of Portland. He served multiple terms on the Portland City Council and was Mayor of the city in 1974 and 1975 and again in 1983 and 1984. Bill was instrumental in bringing your Portland Sea Dogs to the city in 1994. He also played a major role in the development of the Portland Waterfront, Cumberland County Civic Center and the Portland Ice Arena. After successfully bringing the Sea Dogs to Portland, he stayed involved serving as the teams’ legal counsel and served a six year term as President of the Eastern League from 1997 through 2002. Members of the Troubh family will throw out the ceremonial first-pitch.

The South Portland High School Marching Band will perform the National Anthem. The band has been a Maine Band Director’s Association Gold Medal winner for eight consecutive years. This past year, South Portland won the Maine State Jazz Festival for the seventh time in the last eight years.

The first 1,000 fans to enter the ballpark will receive a 2013 Red Sox World Series poster, courtesy of the Sun Journal.

Join Shipyard Brewing Company and The Big Jab 96.3 FM as they broadcast live from the Shipyard Grill at Hadlock Field as Chris and Javier host the Shipyard Hour. Listen to the show; enjoy discounts on Shipyard products, raffles, and more. Log on to www.shipyard.com for more information.

Opening ceremonies will also include the return of the Portland Sea Dogs Dance Team, presented by Q 97.9 FM. The team will perform pre-game on the field. The team is compromised of boys and girls 8 to 16 years-old and is designed to support the Sea Dogs’ organization by providing entertainment during select home games throughout the 2014 season.

The Sea Dogs will be providing over 500 Portland students with free tickets to Opening Day. The Sea Dogs partnered with the Portland Recreation Department and the Portland Public Library to have students “Read Their Way to Opening Day” through a reading challenge put forth by Slugger and the Sea Dogs. The 500 students who met the Sea Dogs’ challenge will participant in an on field parade on Opening Day.

As fans enter the park they will be greeted by the Bellamy Jazz Band.

Gates will open at 4:00 PM. Pre-game ceremonies will begin at approximately 5:50 PM with team introductions and the first-pitch is scheduled for 6:20 PM.

 

First day game of the season. Meet the ‘Dogs catchers

Mike Augliera's last start was Game 2 of the 2013 Eastern League Championship series.

Mike Augliera’s last start was Game 2 of the 2013 Eastern League Championship series.

RHP Mike Augliera makes his Double-A debut on Sunday afternoon against the Reading Fightin Phils at First Energy Stadium…Augliera has a Maine connection, pitching for the Sanford Mainers in 2010. RHP Perci Garner, a standout football player in Dover, Ohio, makes his third Double-A start.

Pre-Game begins at 1:15 PM on 95.9/95.5 and the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network…Listen online at seadogs.com or watch at MILB.TV.

Pre-Game Interview: Nate Reed

Portland lineup: Betts 4, Marrero 6, Shaw 3, Welch DH, Ramos 8, Spring 2, Wilkerson 9, Greenwell 7, Gibson 5, Augliera RHP

Reading lineup: Alonso 4, Collier 8, Perkins 7, Dugan 9, Valle 2, Stassi 3, Tolbert 5, Serritella DH, Duran 6, Garner RHP

Brenly, Spring and Swihart make up the Portland catchers.

Brenly, Spring and Swihart make up the Portland catchers.

Notes for today…Full Game Notes

BEHIND THE PLATE

  • #2 Mike Brenly

    2014: #First year in the Red Sox system and seventh overall.Last season: Signed by the Diamondbacks as a minor-league free agent on April 4th, but did not debut with Triple-A Reno until May 30th…Appeared in 8 games with the Aces, hitting .118 (2-for-17), RBI, 2B…Was on the disabled list from June 10-August 1 and August 17 to the end of the season.

    Acquired/Misc: Signed by Boston as a minor league free agent on January 30, 2014…Originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 36th round of the 2008 draft out of UNLV…Father Bob Brenly, played 9 seasons in MLB and managed the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks…FIRST YEAR IN PORTLAND.

  • #47 Matt Spring
    2014: Will spend parts of four seasons in Portland and 10th in professional baseball…Has 79 career homers, including 21 in Portland.Last season: Hit .222 (41-for-185) with 10 homers, 34 RBI and 12 doubles in 52 games with Portland…Two multi-homer games: July 22nd at New Britain (Game 2) and May 18th vs. Binghamton, picking up career-high 6 RBI, hitting a walk-off grand slam…Hit .354 (17-for-48), 5 HR, 18 RBI in May.

    Acquired/Misc: Signed by the Red Sox as a minor league free agent on March 13, 2011…Originally a 4th round pick by Tampa Bay in the 2004 draft…YEARS W/PORTLAND (2011-14) and spent four seasons in Double-A with Montgomery (2007-10)…First year of professional baseball was 2004 with Hudson Valley.

  • #5 Blake Swihart

    2014: Spent the entire season with High-A Salem, hitting .298 (112-for-376) with 2 homers, 42 RBI, 29 doubles, 7 triples and 7 stolen bases in 103 games…Named the Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year…Led Carolina League catchers in caught stealing percentage (44-of-106, 41%)…3rd in the system in average and 5th in the Carolina League…Switch-hitter, batted .379 (29-for-79) vs.RHP and .279 (83-for-297) vs. LHP…Hit safely in 25 of hisfinal 28 games…Named Carolina League All-Star.Last season: Split his first season in the Sox organization between Salem, Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket, hitting .250 (43-for-172) with 11 homers and 36 RBI in 42 games

    Acquired/Misc: 1st round pick (26th overall) by the Red Sox in the 2011 draft out of V. Sue Cleveland HS (4.0 GPA) in Rio Rancho, N.M (compensation pick for the Red Sox losing Adrian Beltre)…Natural right-handed hitter and caught for the first time at the 2010 Perfect Game National Showcase at Tropicana Field…FIRST YEAR IN PORTLAND.

 

ALMOST ONE IN THE BOOKS: Portland and Reading conclude their opening series of the season on Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium…RHP Mike Augliera makes his Double-A debut and just the 42nd professional appearance…Augliera’s last start was a win in Game 2 of the 2013 Mills Cup Championship at Potomac…RHP Perci Garner toes the rubber for the Fightins in his season debut.

BOTH TEAMS HAD CHANCES: RF Kelly Dugan snapped a 2-2 tie with a run-scoring single in the seventh inning, leading the Fightin Phils to a 3-2 win…1B Cameron Perkins (2-for-4) opened the frame with a double off losing pitcher Nate Reed (0-1)…Reading’s bullpen worked four scoreless on two hits and five strikeouts…Despite the win, the Phils stranded 15 runners on base, going 3-for-17 with RISP…Portland had two on in the ninth, but Kenny Giles fanned the side in the ninth, including Mookie Betts on a 99 mph fastball to end the game.

MOO-KIE, MOO-KIE: Betts has lead-off each game with a hit, going 8-for-13 in his first 3 games in Double-A…C Blake Swihart has hit safely in all three starts, picking up two hits last night…DH Travis Shaw collected his first 2 hits of the season, both were infield-singles, one knocked in a run in the first.

DEBUTS: RHP Michael Olmsted, RHP Matty Ott and Reed made their season debuts in relief last night…Ott worked 2.2 scoreless after taking over for starter LHP Mickey Pena (3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 SO)…Olmsted loaded the bases in the eighth inning, but retired C Tommy Joseph and DH Sebastian Valle to end the inning.

 MAINE CONNECTION: Augliera pitched for the Sanford (ME) Mainers of the New England Collegiate League in 2010; going 4-2, 2.85 ERA in 7 starts…One of his teammates, Michael Roth, made it to the Major Leagues last year with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. 

MORE ON THE NO-NO: LHP Henry Owens’ no-hitter on Opening Night was the first as a Red Sox affiliate and the first complete-game no-hitter in franchise history…Owens pitched six innings, as the game was called after a two-hour rain delay…Marlins affiliated no-hitters: Brad Penny and Luis Arroyo combined for the first no-hitter in franchise history on August 8, 1999 against Trenton…Josh Beckett (7 IP), Aaron Scheffer (1) and Brandon Bowe (1) combined to no-hit the Binghamton Mets. 

 

Saturday night is alright for Baseball

Mickey Pena begins his first full se

Mickey Pena waasn’t in Greenville that long ago, he starts tonight for Portland.

LHP Mickey Pena and LHP Hoby Milner are both from Texas, both once drafted by the Washington Nationals, and face-off in Game 3 of the series on Saturday night.

Pre-Game begins at 5:45 PM on 95.9/95.5 and the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network…Listen online at seadogs.com or watch at MILB.TV.

Pre-Game Interview: Portland Manager Billy McMillon

Portland lineup: Betts 4, Wilkerson 8, Shaw DH, Ramos 9, Swihart 2, Coyle 5, Welch 3, Gibson 6, Pena LHP

Reading lineup: Cartwright 4, Collier 8, Perkins 3, Dugan 9, Joesph 2, Valle DH, Alonso 5, Hewitt 7, Duran 6, Milner LHP

Game Notes

Notes for today…Full Game Notes

2-0, IT’S BEEN A WHILE:The Sea Dogs are 2-0 for the first time since 2008 when they started the season 4-0…Tonight is game three of a four game series in Reading, which concludes tomorrow afternoon, as RHP Mike Augliera makes his Double-A debut…Portland has now won six of their last eight games at First Energy Stadium…Tonight’s starter LHP Mikey Pena is making his first career start against Reading…LHP Hoby Milner will make his Double-A debut for Reading.

3-RUN SIXTH, COUCH SOLID: Portland snapped a 1-1 tie, scoring three times in the sixth inning to beat Reading 4-1 on Saturday…RHP Keith Couch tossed 5.2 innings on six hits and one unearned run to earn the win…RHP Noe Ramirez, RHP Miguel Celestino and RHP Jose Valdez closed out the game in relief…3B Sean Coyle finished 2-for-4 with a homer and 2 RBI…C Blake Swihart went 1-for-4 with a run-scoring single and 2B Mookie Betts had three hits and is 7-for-9 in the first 2 games.

MORE ON THE NO-NO: LHP Henry Owens’ no-hitter on Opening Night was the first as a Red Sox affiliate and the first complete-game no-hitter in franchise history…Owens pitched six innings, as the game was called after a two-hour rain delay…Marlins affiliated no-hitters: Brad Penny and Luis Arroyo combined for the first no-hitter in franchise history on August 8, 1999 against Trenton…Josh Beckett (7 IP), Aaron Scheffer (1) and Brandon Bowe (1) combined to no-hit the Binghamton Mets.

INTRODUCING THE TEAM: Portland has six of the Top 30 prospects in the Red Sox system as ranked by Baseball America: Owens (#2), Swihart (#5), Betts (#7), Deven Marrero (#15), Travis Shaw (#26), and Coyle (#30). ·       The active roster includes 12 players who have previously played for the Sea Dogs and 17 players with previous Double-A experience. ·       15 players originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox.·       Portland’s roster features three players that are sons of former Major Leaguers: Mike Brenly (Bob), Bo Greenwell (Mike) and Shaw (Jeff). GREENWELL DEBUT: OF Bo Greenwell made his debut in the Red Sox system last night, going 1-for-4, making the start in left field…Ramirez and Celestino each earned holds…Valdez notched the save in his first game in the organization.

Sea Dogs and Fightins on a first Friday in Reading

This was made by a fan and sent to me...The background is my scorebook.

This was made by a fan and sent to me…The background is my scorebook.

Unreal start to the season – NO HITTER by Henry Owens…Here’s the complete game story

Great ring ceremony today at Fenway, former Sea Dogs Xander Bogaerts and Brandon Workman were on Portland’s Opening Day roster last season.

Pre-Game begins at 6:45 PM on 95.9/95.5 and the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network…Listen online at seadogs.com or watch at MILB.TV.

Pre-Game Interview: Henry Owens

Portland lineup: Betts 4, Marrero 6, Shaw 3, Rivero DH, Ramos 9, Swihart 2, Coyle 5, Greenwell 7, Wilkerson 8, Couch RHP

Reading lineup: Cartwright 4, Collier 8, Perkins 7, Dugan 9, Joesph 2, Stassi 3, Tolbert 5, Serritella DH, Duran 6, Gonzalez LHP

Game Notes

Notes for today…Full Game Notes

OH HENRY, WHAT A NIGHT!LHP Henry Owens tossed a six-inning, rain-shortened no-hitter, leading the Sea Dogs to a 5-0 win at Reading on Opening Night…Owens retired the final 16 batters faced, fanned nine and issued both walks in the first inning…Reading had one man in scoring position and no balls were hit out of the infield…2B Mookie Betts led off the game with a solo-homer off losing pitcher LHP Jesse Biddle on a 3-2 pitch…Betts finished 4-for-4 with 3 runs scored…SS Deven Marrero went 2-for-4 with 2 run-scoring doubles and C Blake Swihart had two hits, including an RBI triple on his 22nd birthday.

GRAND OPENING: The Sea Dogs are now 10-11 All-Time in season openers and have won six of their last eight games at First Energy Stadium…Ironically, Ryan Kalish led off the 2010 season in Reading with a solo-homer on a 3-2 pitch – same count as Betts’ homer last night.

MORE ON THE NO-NO: Owens’ no-hitter was the first as a Red Sox affiliate and the first complete-game no-hitter in franchise history…Marlins affiliated no-hitters: Brad Penny and Luis Arroyo combined for the first no-hitter in franchise history on August 8, 1999 against Trenton…Josh Beckett (7 IP), Aaron Scheffer (1) and Brandon Bowe (1) combined to no-hit the Binghamton Mets.

INTRODUCING THE TEAM: Portland has six of the Top 30 prospects in the Red Sox system as ranked by Baseball America: Owens (#2), Swihart (#5), Betts (#7),Marrero (#15), Travis Shaw (#26), and Sean Coyle (#30).   The active roster includes 12 players who have previously played for the Sea Dogs and 17 players with previous Double-A experience. ·       15 players originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox.·       Portland’s roster features three players that are sons of former Major Leaguers: Brenly (Bob Brenly), Greenwell (Mike) and Travis Shaw (Jeff). WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER HENRY: RF Henry Ramos went 2-for-3 in his Double-A debut, picking up an RBI single in the first inning to plate LF Carlos Rivero (1-for-3, double)…3B Sean Coyle went 0-for-2 with a walk in his Sea Dogs debut. COACHING STAFF: Billy McMillon (1995) earned his 300th win as a minor league manager in his first game with the Sea Dogs…McMillon made history last night, becoming the first former Sea Dog to manage.

Congrats to Billy McMillon on his first win as Sea Dogs Manager and the 300th of his minor league career.

Congrats to Billy McMillon on his first win as Sea Dogs Manager and the 300th of his minor league career.

Opening Night from Baseball Town

The Sea Dogs open up their 21st season in the Eastern League, battling the Reading Fightin Phils from First Energy Stadium in Reading, Pa.

Pre-Game begins at 6:45 PM on 95.9/95.5 and the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network…Listen online at seadogs.com or watch at MILB.TV.

Pre-Game Interview: Keith Couch

Look inside the Antonellis Broadcast Center.

Look inside the Antonellis Broadcast Center.

Welcome Back…My broadcast partner from 2012 Dan Acheson returns this season. Dan will join me for every home game.

Portland lineup: Betts 4, Marrero 6, Shaw 3, Rivero 7, Ramos 9, Swihart 2, Coyle 5, Welch DH, Wilkerson 8, Owens LHP

Reading lineup: Cartwright 4, Collier 8, Perkins 9, Dugan 9, Joesph 2, Hewitt DH, Alonso 5, Stassi 3, Duran 6, Biddle LHP

Game Notes

Notes for today…Full Game Notes

HEAVYWEIGHT MATCH-UP TO START: Boston and Philadelphia’s top pitching prospects faceoff in the 2014 opener at First Energy Stadium…LHP Henry Owens is making his seventh Double-A start and the 50th appearance of his professional career…Owens was named the 2013 Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Year, leading all minor league qualifiers in ERA (2.67) and batting average against (.177)…LHP Jesse Biddle, a native of Philly, went 5-14, 3.64 ERA in 27 starts with Reading last season…Biddle finished third in the Eastern League with 154 strikeouts and fanned Maikel Franco in the Future’s Game.

GRAND OPENING: The Sea Dogs are 9-11 All-Time in season openers…Last year they suffered a 13-5 loss to the Trenton Thunder (Yankees affiliate) on Opening Day at Hadlock Field…Reading swept the Sea Dogs in an Opening Day doubleheader in 2012 at First Energy Stadium…LHP Drake Britton and RHP Brandon Workman were Portland’s first 2 starters in 2013. INTRODUCING THE TEAM: Portland has six of the Top 30 prospects in the Red Sox system as ranked by Baseball America: Owens (#2), Blake Swihart (#5), Mookie Betts (#7), Deven Marrero (#15), Travis Shaw (#26), and Sean Coyle (#30).  ·       The active roster includes 12 players who have previously played for the Sea Dogs and 17 players with previous Double-A experience. ·       15 players originally drafted by the Red Sox and eight will be making their Double-A debut.·       Seven players will be making their Red Sox organizational debut: Michael Brenly, Bo Greenwell, Nate Reed, Carlos Rivero, Jose Valdez and Stefan Welch. ·       Portland’s roster features three players that are sons of former Major Leaguers: Brenly (Bob Brenly), Greenwell (Mike) and Travis Shaw (Jeff).

COACHING STAFF: Former Sea Dog Billy McMillon (1995) begins his first season as the team’s manager…McMillon is the first former player to manage the Sea Dogs and the 11th Manager in team history…Pitching coach Bob Kipper returns for his seventh season and former Red Sox catcher Rich Gedman returns for his second season as the Hitting coach…Trainer Brandon Henry returns for his third season…he’ll be joined by Assistant Trainer Nicholas Kuchwara and Strength Coach Andrew Rasbury.

Long line around 4 to get in the park...and yes that's an ostrich

Long line around 4 to get in the park…and yes that’s an ostrich

Instant Replay and the Sea Dogs?

Thanks to Sea Dogs Assistant General Manager/Media Relations Director Chris Cameron for finding out this unique tie-in between Major League Baseball’s first 2 instant replay and the Portland Sea Dogs.

  • The first regular-season instant replay challenge in Major League Baseball history was upheld this past Monday in the Cubs-Pirates game. Former Sea Dogs Manager Rick Renteria challenged the call.
  • Braves manager and former Sea Dogs skipper Fredi Gonzalez was the first to win a challenge, getting a safe call on Ryan Braun reversed.

Instant Replay Story courtesy of USA Today

Renteria managed Portland in 2000-01, going a combined 148-135…Gonzalez led the ‘Dogs to a 79-63 mark in 1997.

I think this is why people will like Instant Replay.

I think this is why people will like Instant Replay.

 

Sea Dogs announce 2014 roster

Official Release from Portland Sea Dogs

2014 Portland Sea Dogs Roster

Portland, Maine- The Boston Red Sox have announced the 2014 Opening Day roster for the Double-A affiliate Portland Sea Dogs. The roster is highlighted by three of the Red Sox Top 10 prospects as ranked by Baseball AmericaHenry Owens (#2), Blake Swihart (#5) and Mookie Betts (#7). The Sea Dogs open their 21st season on Thursday, April 3rd at 7:05 PM against the Reading Fightin Phils in Reading, Pa. The home opener is set for Thursday, April 10th at 6:00 PM against the New Britain Rock Cats.

Henry Owens starts the season with Portland. He's ranked the Top Pitching Prospect in the system.

Henry Owens starts the season with Portland. He’s ranked the Top Pitching Prospect in the system.

In addition to the three top 10 prospects, the roster features six of Boston’s top 30 prospects according to Baseball America; with Deven Marrero (#15), Travis Shaw (# 26), and Sean Coyle (#30) rounding out the list.

The active roster includes 12 players who have previously played for the Sea Dogs and 17 players with previous Double-A experience.

The pitching staff is highlighted by the Red Sox top ranked pitching prospect; left-hander Henry Owens. Owens was the Red Sox 2013 Minor League Pitcher of the Year after producing an 11-6 record with a 2.67 ERA and 169 strikeouts between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland. In six games with the Sea Dogs last season, Owens notched a 3-1 record with a 1.78 ERA. He tossed 19 1/3 consecutive no-hit innings with Salem in 2013. He held opponents to a .177 average last season, tops among all full-season minor league qualifiers and ranked second in the minors with 169 strikeouts.

Keith Couch (11-3, 3.47), who led the Sea Dogs in wins last season, returns to the Portland pitching staff in 2014. Three-time Carolina League Pitcher of the Week in 2013, Mike Augliera (9-6, 4.23) will make his Double-A debut with the Sea Dogs. Other notables on the pitching staff include fourth round pick Noe Ramirez and sixth round pick Mickey Pena.  Michael Olmsted returns to the Red Sox organization, signing as a minor league free agent in March. In 14 games with the Sea Dogs in 2012, Olmstead did not allow an earned run. Other free agent signings on the pitching staff include lefty Nate Reed and righty Jose Valdez. Valdez has 24 games of Major League experience with the Houston Astros.

The infield features four of the Red Sox top 30 prospects including first baseman Travis Shaw, second baseman Mookie Betts, shortstop Deven Marrero, and infielder Sean Coyle. Shaw tied for the Sea Dogs team high in home runs last season with 16. Betts was the Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 after hitting a combined .314 with 36 doubles, 15 home runs, and 65 RBI between Single-A Greenville and High-A Salem.  Baseball America rates him as the “Best Athlete” in the Red Sox farm system. Marrero returns to Portland after appearing in 19 games for the Sea Dogs to conclude the 2013 season. The 2012 first round draft pick is rated by Baseball America as being the “Best Defensive Infielder” in the Red Sox farm system and as having the “Best Infield Arm”. Coyle was named the MVP of the Carolina League Championship, hitting.417 in three games leading Salem to the Carolina League Championship. Rounding out the infield will be Derrik Gibson, who returns to Portland for his third season and free agent signings Carlos Rivero and Stefan Welch.

Behind the plate will be Blake SwihartMatt Spring, and Michael Brenly. Swihart enters the 2014 season as Boston’s fifth ranked prospect by Baseball America and the sixth ranked catching prospect in Minor League Baseball. He was honored as the Red Sox 2013 Minor League Defensive Player of the Year and the best defensive catcher in the Carolina League. In 103 games with High-A Salem in 2013 he hit .298 with 29 doubles and 42 RBI. Spring, an Eastern League All-Star in 2013, returns for a fourth season with the Sea Dogs. Brenly, the son of former Major League player and manager Bob Brenly, signed with the Red Sox as a minor league free agent in January.

The outfield will consist of Bo GreenwellHenry Ramos, and Shannon Wilkerson. Wilkerson returns for his third season with Portland. Last season he led the club in stolen bases with 23. Greenwell is the son of former Red Sox outfielder Mike Greenwell. He was signed as a minor league free agent in March, after spending the previous eight seasons in the Indians organization. Ramos will make his Double-A debut after spending the 2013 season at High-A Salem.

Three players will start the season on the disabled list; pitchers Aaron KurczPete Ruiz, and outfielderKeury De La Cruz.

The 2014 roster features 15 players originally drafted by the Red Sox.

Seven players will be making their Red Sox organization debuts; Bo Greenwell, Nate Reed, Jose Valdez, Michael Brenly, Carlos Rivero, and Stefan Welch.

Former Sea Dogs’ player Billy McMillon (1995) will begin his first season as Sea Dogs manager. He will be joined by pitching coach Bob Kipper who is back for his seventh season and Rich Gedman, the former Red Sox catcher, returns for his second season as the Sea Dogs hitting coach.

Tickets are available for Opening Day and all 2014 home games. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or online at http://www.seadogs.com. Book your nine inning vacation today!

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