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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

With Opening Day coming up just 16 days from now (which is unrelated to the title of this post), we wanted to share with you the prizes we are giving out as part of the 12-12-12 promotion leading into the start of our 12th season.

For those that do not know, you can just email to be entered. Include your name, phone number, and age bracket (child [under-12], adult, senior). We’ll pick the winners, 12 of them, next Thursday, April 5th. What do the winners win? One of the following prizes:

  • First Tacos from Surf Taco
  • First Pizza from Charlie’s Pizza
  • Participation in “Mini Manager”
  • Announcing “Play Ball” over the PA
  • Being the Honorary Bat Boy
  • Ceremonial First Pitch
  • Press Box Suite for Game
  • FREE BlueClaws Jersey
  • Unlock the Gates With Buster, Players
  • Appearance on the Radio
  • PA Announcer for a Half-Inning
  • Announce Attendance and How Close Team is to 5-Million Fans

12 prizes. April 12th. Starting our 12th season. 12-12-12.

More here.


Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

As we announced earlier today, BlueClaws FanFest is on March 17th, the first day fans can order individual game tickets for the 2012 season. That means that fans have until then to lock in the best seats for the best games prior to then (through March 16th) in a BlueClaws ticket package. So which games should you pick? How would you “build your Bushel?”

First off – take a look at the promotional schedule at Then pick seven. Which seven? We asked several BlueClaws staffers how they would “build their Bushel,” if they already didn’t have season tickets, of course.

When you have built your bushel, you can then order it online here or call 732-901-7000 option 3.

Feel free to leave your comments below. On with the picks!

Greg Giombarrese (Media/PR Manager & Your Favorite BlueClaws Blogger / Radio Guy)

  • April 12th, Opening Day – Kicking off your personal season at any other day besides this one is offensive to the baseball gods.
  • May 27th, Fireworks – Memorial Day weekend is a great baseball weekend.
  • July 13th, Fireworks – Because the BlueClaws are 7-2 on Friday the 13th!
  • July 14th, Vance Worley Bobblehead Giveaway – Many will pick this because you can get a player’s bobblehead wearing glasses, but to me, the 60 minutes of The Snakes in the WRAT Trap for Irish Heritage Night makes the night a big win no matter what.
  • July 28th, BruceClaws – Summer, Springsteen, Baseball. In no particular order.
  • August 9th, Mickey Morandini XL T-Shirts – Threw in a summer Thirsty Thursday.
  • August 22nd, Giveaway TBD – I like surprises.

Zack Rosenberg (Director of Sponsorship)

  • April 12th, Opening Day – Can’t miss the kickoff to another awesome season.
  • May 12th, Bark in the Park – It’s always more fun to play with other people’s dogs rather than having to clean up after your own.
  • June 14th, Phillie Phanatic – Best hip shuffle in the biz!
  • June 16th, Bret Hart Appearance – Awesome name from my childhood and huge name in the wrestling world. Maybe I’ll be the lucky one to get the shades!
  • July 14th, Vance Worley Bobbleheads – Four Words: glasses on a bobblehead.
  • August 8th, ZOOperstars – Got to find out if the new additions have a funnier name than Yak Rosenberg.
  • August 31st, Fireworks – Best show on the Shore.

Hal Hansen (Director, Promotions)

  • April 14th, Knit Winter Hats – These knit hats are going to be fantastic, with pom-poms on the top and everything.  A must-have giveaway in 2012.  And it’s Buster’s Birthday so there will be 12-15 silly mascots running around too!
  • April 26th, Jim Kaat autograph signing – Supposedly Jim is one of the nicest guys in baseball and I’m excited to bring in such a quality former player and broadcaster.  I think our fans will really enjoy meeting him.
  • June 5th, “Carl Spackler” Bucket Hat giveaway – Golf night has always been among my favorite nights but now it is even better.  You know the camouflage hat Bill Murray wore in Caddyshack?  Imagine getting one of those with a BlueClaws logo on the front and wearing it the next time you play golf with your buddies.  Yup, see you there.
  • June 7th, Concert Ticket Extravaganza – This is easily one of my favorite nights of the season.  We’ll have and upwards of 18-20 sets of concert tickets from a bunch of local music venues, to be given away throughout the night.  A lot of big artists are on the road this summer so who knows who you could wind up seeing by winning tickets here that night.
  • June 25th, Christie Rampone bobbleheads – I am honored to be able to run with this promotion, paying tribute to one of the greatest athletes to come from the Jersey Shore area.  With the 2012 Summer Olympics starting just a couple of weeks later, this is sure to be a memorable night.
  • July 29th, The 30th Anniversary Celebration of E.T. – It is one of the most beloved movies of all time, by people of all ages, and I can’t wait to have some fun with this.  The Goonies celebration from 2010 was a lot of fun and I look forward to adding the same enjoyment to this E.T. tribute.  Reese’s Pieces, potted flowers, Speak & Spells, music, memorable clips, etc.  It is going to be a great night.
  • September 3rd, Fan Appreciation Day – I love when the season ends on Labor Day Monday.  Daytime baseball, players at the gates and traditional BlueClaws Family Photo on the field after the game.  It is always a great atmosphere and celebration of another fun season in the books.

Mike Van Hise (Director, New Client Development)

  • April 12th, Opening Day – Regardless where and when, Opening Day of baseball season is a National holiday.
  • May 27th, Fireworks – Memorial Day Fireworks, and we might have off the next day {crossing fingers}.
  • June 14th, Phillie Phanatic – The greatest mascot in the long and storied history of mascoting.
  • June 30th, Doc Gooden Appearance – Finally get to meet one of my childhood heroes, Dr. K.
  • July 14th, Irish Heritage Night – One of the cooler nights of the year, celebrating my heritage. Thanks for having me.
  • August 21st, Bobblection – Having a B.A. in Political Science, I know we could probably save the country a lot of money and decide the election this way.
  • August 25th, Fall Sports Ticket Extravaganza – After being forced to watch the Mets all season, it’ll be nice to see a game where my team might win.

Brandon Marano (Assistant General Manager)

  • April 12th, Opening Night – You have to come to Opening Night!
  • May 12th, Bark in the Park – My dogs would have an outstanding time meeting new friends.
  • June 16th, Bret Hart Appearance – One of the greatest wrestlers of all-time.
  • June 30th, Doc Gooden Appearance – Well, it’s Doc Gooden!
  • July 3rd, Fireworks – Nothing like celebrating the 4th of July a day early!
  • August 21st, Bobblection – We will determine who will be the next president of the United States right here in Lakewood.
  • August 25th, Fall Sports Ticket Extravaganza – It’s something new, and any sports fanatic would want to participate in this.

Ross Pibal (Director of Premium Seating)

  • April 12th, Opening Day
  • April 27th, Fireworks
  • May 12th, Bark in the Park
  • June 14th, Military Appreciation Night, Phillie Phanatic
  • July 14th, Vance Worley Bobblehead Giveaway
  • August 23rd, Clothes Hamper Giveaway
  • September 3rd, Fan Appreciation Day, Dollar Item Blowout

Opening Day and the last day are just tradition. Mixed in between are games against my future Colorado Rockies, Fireworks, Military Night, Phillie Phanatic, Bark in the Park, Vance Worley Bobblhead, and a clothes hamper giveaway to replace my broken one.


ClawCast: 2012 Promo Schedule With Hal Hansen

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The BlueClaws released the first round of 2012 promotions earlier today. Click here for the full story and click here to download a pdf version of the schedule from

We wanted to sit down and get a behind-the-scenes look at the process and the promo schedule so  we recorded this ClawCast with BlueClaws Director of Promotions Hal Hansen.

Click here to download the file (save link as and then you can listen on your computer or drag it into iTunes and listen on your iPod).

Some of our favorites?
June 5th’s Carl Spackler Bucket Hats
July 28th’s BruceClaws Night
July 29th’s ET 30th Anniversary Celebration

ZOOperstars on Wednesday

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The ZOOperstars will be back in Lakewood entertaining fans at the BlueClaws game on Wednesday night in Lakewood.

We’ll have the following on Wednesday: Harry Canary, Shark McGwire, Squidney Crosby, Dick Flytale, Manatee Ramirez, Ichiroach Suzuki, and Ken Giraffey, Jr.

If you missed it yesterday on our Facebook page, we had a little contest where we asked fans to “ZOOperstar” current BlueClaws or Phillies. Some of the better ones? Flamingo Santana, Shane VictorEmu, Cole Camels, Ryan HowArdvark, Roy Oswalrus, and Placido Koalanco.

Good job by our Facebook fans.

Burt Young to Donate Picture for “Holding Onto Hope”

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

We have some really cool news…

Next Saturday, July 23rd, the BlueClaws will welcome Burt Young, who played Paulie in the Rocky series, to the ballpark for an autograph signing. That night, the BlueClaws will also honor Lakewood Officer Christopher Matlosz, who was killed in the line of duty in January. $3 from each ticket purchased will go to Holding Onto Hope, a charity established by Matlosz’s finace.

Young, meanwhile, who is now an accomplished painter, will paint an exclusive baseball-themed picture which will be raffled off during the game.

All proceeds from the raffle will go straight to Holding Onto Hope.

Young will also sign autographs and pose for pictures at the game.

Here is his official website and here is the full story on the Officer Matlosz fundraiser for next Saturday.

Homestand Promo Rundown

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

The BlueClaws are back on Thursday night for a seven-game homestand against West Virginia and Hagerstown. Below, find the promo rundown for the seven-games (all at 7:05 except for a 4:05 start on Sunday):

Thursday: Reusable tote bag giveaway for the first 2,000 fans 18 & older thanks to NJ Resources, Thirsty Thursday.

Friday: Post-game fireworks thanks to Toyota/Scion World of Lakewood

Saturday: Autograph signing with the Iron Sheik & Nickolai Volkoff (WWE wrestlers), Law Enforcement Night with pre-game presentation of the first Fallen Officer Jason Marles #271 DWI Award.

Sunday: Post-game father/child catch on the field, Kids Expo, Kids Eat Free and a Kids Character Sunday.

Monday: Pre-game autograph night (get here early as we’ll line the whole team up on the field before the game-the gates will open at 5:45), Kids Eat Free

Tuesday: Golf Night (we’ll have set-ups in front of the ballpark from golf courses), plus Seniors Eat Free

Wednesday: BlueClaws hat giveaway and Dollar Dog Wednesday

Here is the order tickets link or call 732-901-7000 option 2.

Giveaways for Next Homestand

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

First up, tote bags on June 9th thanks to New Jersey Resources:


And on June 15th, these BlueClaws hats thanks to Home Depot:


See you then.

Homestand Promo Preview

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Below, find the promotional preview for the BlueClaws upcoming seven-game homestand (May 25 – May 31), the first four against Greensboro and the last three against Delmarva. Ready?

Wednesday (11:05): Education Day with a pre-game performance by Wondergy on the Science of Baseball / Dollar Dog Wednesday.

Thursday (6:35): Thirsty Thursday with a chance to win tickets to see Hall & Oates on June 8th at PNC Bank Arts Center / Join the Thirsty Thursday Club here.

Friday (7:05): Post-game fireworks thanks to Toyota/Scion World of Lakewood.

Saturday (7:05): Post-game fireworks thanks to Toyota/Scion World of Lakewood (these were re-scheduled from April 8) / Concert Ticket Extravaganza, where you can win tickets to see these shows.

Sunday (7:05): The only game this year with both Kids Eat Free thanks to ShopRite and post-game fireworks (thanks to Toyota/Scion World of Lakewood / Kids Club free tickets / details here.

Monday (1:05): Post-game photo on the field / Kids Eat Free / Food drive to benefit Rutgers Against Hunger & Your Grandmother’s Cupboard.

Tuesday (6:35): 2010 Championship Poster giveaway thanks to YellowBook / Senior Day Tuesday thanks to TD Bank.

That is all.

Bark in the Park Saturday

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Quick post. Below are the jerseys the BluePaws will be wearing on Saturday for Bark in the Park. Here is the full rundown of the pre-game festival (beginning at noon), pet parade, and more for Saturday.


Next Friday Starts a Harper-stand

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Yes that is a lame title, but Bryce Harper, baseball’s top prospect and the #1 overall pick in the 2010 draft will be in Lakewood with Hagerstown for a four-game series beginning Friday night (yes, Friday the 13th).

It should be a very exciting weekend and the first chance for the Jersey Shore fans to see Harper, who is off to a scalding start, hitting .357 (10th in the league) with 7 HRs and 23 RBIs (both second).

He started the year 9-39 but is 21-45 since with six HRs and 16 RBIs in his last 13 games.

Also, earlier this week in West Virginia he was involved in a bench-clearing incident (not a brawl – no punches were thrown). You can watch video here, but Harper said something to the catcher after homering in his first AB and then someone said something after he struck out in his second AB.

Harper went 2-11 against Lakewood in Hagerstown on the first road trip of the season.

Here’s the promo rundown for next week:

  • Friday at 7:05: post-game fireworks thanks to Toyota/Scion World of Lakewood
  • Saturday at 4:05: Bark in the Park thanks to Magic 100.1 and 95.9 WRAT…bring your dog to the game!
  • Sunday at 1:05: Kids Eat Free / Kids Character Sunday
  • Monday at 6:35: Kids Eat Free / Preakness preview

Here’s your order tickets link (or call 732-901-7000) but note that tickets for this series are filling up fast.

Where did the title of the post come from? Here are the shirts that the staffers wear at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown.

How’s This For Two Visits

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Last night, we ran our Kentucky Derby preview race at FirstEnergy Park, with Dialed In, who will likely be installed as the morning line favorite when the race is drawn later today,

Bill Brower of Tinton Falls correctly predicted Dialed In, wh

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o beat Mucho Macho Man by about half of a nose, and was then selected the grand prize winner, taking home a Haskell prize pack courtesy of Monmouth Park.

It was Bill’s second visit to FirstEnergy Park. Last year, he came out and proposed to his wife.

Beat that.

On a side note, we are going to preview the Preakness Stakes on May 16th (actual race May 21st) and the Belmont Stakes on June 10th (actual race June 12th). It will be quite similar to what we did last night. Photos below.


Here is Mr. Brower with Dialed In’s “rider” in a post-sixth-inning ceremony.


(click to enlarge) Dialed In (#4) commences his rally. He would nose out Mucho Macho Man (#7) on the wire with Watch Me Go (#16) finishing 3rd. Brilliant Speed (#2) made a big move to take the lead near the top of the stretch but faded. 2 year old champ Uncle Mo (#15) is in 5th and you can see the tiring Shackelford (#11) and ArchArchArch (#1). (Dave Schofield photo)

Tuesday: We Run the Derby

Friday, April 29th, 2011

derbyfullLast year, the BlueClaws re-enacted the Kentucky Derby (video below). This year, we’re running it for real. And if you pick the winner, you can win a Haskell Prize Pack from Monmouth Park. It’s all a part of our Kentucky Derby celebration this Tuesday at FirstEnergy Park.

What: A running of the Kentucky Derby (run for real next Saturday) between innings. The “riders” will be in their jockey silks and we’ll run the race.

How You Can Play: Simply sign up at the Monmouth Park table on the concourse. When you register, you can pick the winner. After the race, we’ll select one grand prize winner from everyone that picked the race winner, and that person will win a Haskell Prize Pack. The Haskell is a $1 million race run at Monmouth Park this year on July 31st.

Also: We’ll give out Monmouth Park free admission passes at the Monmouth table on Tuesday.

Here is a list of probable Derby starters.

Here is the link to order tickets to Tuesday’s game. And below is last year’s race.

Congrats to Larry Collmus

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

While you can’t hear him, Larry Collmus, Monmouth Park announcer, called our Kentucky Derby re-enactment last year.

This year, he’ll call the real thing. Congrats to Larry! And enjoy our re-enactment below:

Is it a coincidence that he went from Lakewood to Louisville?

Yes. But feel free to believe otherwise.

Promo Rundown – April 25 – May 3

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

buster1The BlueClaws return home on Monday to open a nine-game homestand against Charleston (Yankees) and Savannah (Mets). Click here to order tickets to any of these games and below find the promo rundown. What Yankees/Mets prospects should you watch out for?

Monday: Kids Eat Free (thanks to ShopRite)-pick up your kids eat free voucher at the Kids Club tents at each entrance / Scout Night / Hockey Night

Tuesday: Seniors Eat Free / Baseball Bingo (thanks to TD Bank) / Lakewood Township Night with Lakewood Little League 1975 World Series Champions (more on this here)

Wednesday: 11:05 am game and an oversized baseball card giveaway (thanks to the Asbury Park Press) / Dollar Dogs (hot dogs)

Thursday: Thirsty Thursday (club info here) / Manasquan-Brielle Little League Night (thanks to T&T Coast Honda)

Friday: Post-game fireworks (thanks to Toyota/Scion World of Lakewood), first of the year since April 8th was rained out / Dance Team performance

Saturday: 4:05 game with Toms River Little League and Township Night plus Jackson and Jackson Liberty meet post-game

Sunday: 1:05 game with a championship banner giveaway (thanks to Accu-Image Design) / Boating & Fishing Expo (thanks to the Marine Trades Association / Kids Character Sunday / Kids Run the Bases

Monday: Kids Eat Free (thanks to ShopRite) / Post-game Twizzler’s giveaway thanks to Hershey’s

Tuesday: Monmouth Park’s Kentucky Derby Celebration (details forthcoming) / Seniors Eat Free / Baseball Bingo (thanks to TD Bank)