Results tagged ‘ Fenway Park ’

The Dice-man, Mr. Belding and Patrick Chung in one homestand

Dice-K took the loss in New Hampshire on August 30, 2009, allowing a first-innng homer to Todd Donovan...The Fisher Cats scored five times off Matsuzaka in the first inning.

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.

The Sea Dogs are returning home after dropping 5 of 7 on the road but they took 2 of 3 in New Britain.  The series win was the first for Portland this season – their last came on August 25-27th at Reading.

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.

Heiker Meneses had the game-winning hit on Wednesday...His RBI single hit the second-base bag.

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.

Wrong Dice-man...Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his Hadlock Field debut on Saturday.

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.

Game 16: Sea Dogs (4-11) at Binghamton (6-7)…My thoughts on Fenway

The Great Tony C...A legend in Boston.

Below is all the game information for tonight’s contest in Binghamton, but I wanted to say a few things about today’s ceremony at Fenway Park. I know it’s been a tough start to the season for the Red Sox, and probably tougher after what happened last September.  I was so taken back at how perfect the Red Sox put together their 100th birthday of Fenway Park.  Last year, a Red Sox minor league coach told me “You learn a lot about people when things aren’t going well.”  I get that people are mad, but this happens to all sports teams.  The Red Sox went 86 years without winning a championship, and they won two in the span of four years, but that didn’t seem good enough.   I don’t believe in “setting the bar high” – that’s a saying made up by the media and fans.  I still believe in this Red Sox team, and I’ve said it since the winter, I don’t think there’s a major difference from last year’s team to the 2012 squad.  Maybe last year our expectations were too high.  I still love the team, even though as I’m typing this it’s 4-1 Yankees, and I’m getting a little aggravated.

Today’s ceremony reminded me of going to Fenway with my dad and grandfather in the mid 80’s.  I was at Yaz’s last three games and stayed for his entire victory lap.  I also attended Tony C night and still have the poster.  I owe my 16-year career as a professional broadcaster to my dad.  He showed me the game, never forced me to like it, but I did.  I’m sure my family thought I was a little nutty growing up.  That passion has never died and I hope it never does.

Portland dropped the series opener on Thursday night 6-0, picking up a season-low 3 hits.

View of NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, NY

Rotation for this series

  • Tonight – RHP Chris Balcom-Miller (1-1, 4.26) vs. RHP Greg Peavey (2-0, 0.00)
    Saturday (1:05 PM) – RHP Chris Martin (0-2, 6.14) vs. LHP Mark Cohoon (0-2, 3.27)
    Sunday (1:05 PM) – RHP Brock Huntzinger (0-3, 7.50) vs. RHP Collin McHugh (2-1, 2.16)

Game Notes

Sea Dogs Media Guide

Pre-Game Show Guest: Peter Hissey

Lineups for Friday

Portland: Hazelbaker 7, Gibson 6, Vitek 5, Linares 9, Tejeda DH, Rodriguez 3, Bermudez 8, Butler 2, Meneses 4, Balcom-Miller RHP

Binghamton: den Dekker 8, Navarro 6, Marte 5, Campbell 3, Lageres 9, Ozga DH, Rodriguez 4, Gronauer 2, Zapata 7, Peavey RHP

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