Attempting a World Record at Hadlock Field
June is National Dairy month, so to honor that tonight at Hadlock Field, the fans will attempt the largest cowbell ensemble. “The Guinness Book of World Records lists the largest cowbell ensemble as 640 at an event in Switzerland,” said Jami Badershall, communications manager of the Maine Dairy Promotion Board. “World Record Academy lists it as Ryerson University in Toronto with 1,003 people. Then there was the unofficial record at a Phish concert in Vermont. They say they had 1,600. We figured if we give out 2,000, then we’ll be sure to beat them all. We are also asking that if anyone has a cowbell of their own, that they bring it so we can have that many more participate.”
During Maine Dairy Night at Hadlock Field, Maine’s three major milk processors – Oakhurst, Hood and Garelick Farms – will donate 10 gallons of milk per run to area food banks and pantries. Everyone can participate by making a $5 donation at milklife.com/give or by texting “milk” to 27722.
On a serious note, the night will also be an opportunity to raise awareness for the Great American Milk Drive – an effort between Feeding America and the National Dairy Council to get milk into the hands of the nation’s food insecure. Milk is one of the most requested nutritious foods at food banks and food pantries, but it is rarely donated. Food banks that are part of the Feeding America network have been working to get more fresh fruits and vegetables as well as dairy into the food pantries.
Starting Lineups Tonight
Altoona (#1): Hanson 6, Vasquez 5, Broxton 8, Diaz 2, Curry 3, Garcia 9, Howard DH, Brown 4, Sosa 7, Rodriguez LH (3-5, 4.22)
‘Dogs (#1): Gibson 8, Marrero 6, Swihart 2, Coyle 5, Chester 3, De La Cruz 7, Spring DH, Roof 9, Meneses 4, Johnson LH (5-1, 1.71)
Last night, Sean Coyle launched a home run through the Sullivan Tire sign about the Maine Monster in left field – here’s the video
Pre-Game begins at 4:40 PM on 95.9/95.5 and the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network…Listen online at seadogs.com.
Pre-Game Interview: Ed Randall with Jeff Mannix