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2013 Catch of the Day

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

We’ve noted here many times that the BlueClaws will host the 2013 South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

This year, as part of the hype and build-up surrounding the game, each of the 10 Catch of the Day game programs (free for all fans) will feature one former BlueClaws All-Star on the cover and highlighted with a story inside the program.

The first issue, which is handed out to fans at the first homestand of the year, features 2011 BlueClaws All-Star Jim Murphy.

Next Catch of the Day Program Cover

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

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Catch of the Day, Issue #1

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

This year’s Catch of the Day game program covers will be modeled after famous album covers. We get it started right with a Springsteen cover (Born in the USA) and manager Mickey Morandini.

Enjoy.

Catch of the Day Cover

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Jim Murphy. If you click on the image it will enlarge. You’ll be to read the text on the left side, which you should do.

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This Week’s Catch of the Day Cover

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Here’s the Catch of the Day cover for the current homestand which runs until Tuesday. The accompanying article is of course, on Jesse Biddle and Steve Schrenk, and this cover is modeled after the movie poster to The Karate Kid. Enjoy. (click to enlarge)

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This Weekend’s Catch of the Day

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

See below. Click to enlarge. Awesome.

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The only chance to get this issue is this weekend, Friday through Monday, at FirstEnergy Park.

Biddle Talks Preparation

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

biddleblogOne treat that the Phillies minor league pitchers were given earlier this year was a chance to meet and hear from four of the Phillies five starters. In spring training, they were addressed as a group by Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, and Joe Blanton (Roy Oswalt was pitching that day). They made an impression on Biddle, the Phillies first round pick last year who pitches later today for the BlueClaws.

“Their talk was all about routine,” recalled Biddle. “That was something I didn’t grasp last year. You have to have more focus in the bullpens and focus more on each and every pitch.”

“That’s something that I didn’t necessarily grasp as well as I should have at the beginning of the year,” said Biddle. “But I started to have more and more focus on each pitch in each game. You only get about 50 pitches between starts. You have to make them count.”

Biddle had his best start on Monday against Savannah, allowing just one run in five innings, but suffered a hard-luck loss. He’ll try to pick up his first win at 5:05 against Charleston as the BlueClaws go for three out of four.

UPDATE: Note that much more from this interview will be included in an upcoming issue of the Catch of the Day game program.

In honor of Friday night’s game which was delayed until 9:54 because of a rain delayed Elon/The Citadel game, RiverDogs minority owner Bill Murray (yes that one) presented Chris Truby with an autographed baseball that says “Bill Murray. 10 pm start.”

Catch of the Day, Issue 2

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Here’s the cover, continuing with our movie poster theme.

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Click to enlarge. Obviously: Jurassic Park. Enjoy.

Catches of the Day

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

2011-cod-issue-1-coverEvery year, the BlueClaws have a different theme for the Catch of the Day game program. We’ve done magazine covers, the BlueClaws All-Time Ten, and this year, movie posters.

See here the first movie poster cover, modeled, of course, after the movie Goodfellas.

These are given out FREE to fans at all home games and feature news, features, statistics, upcoming events, promotions, rosters, and much more.

You can click the picture to enlarge.

The main feature story in the first issue, which covers the April 7th through 14th homestand, is a Year In Review about the 2010 SAL Champion BlueClaws.

Enjoy.

Catch of the Day Cover

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Nice timing, no? Right off his near no-hitter, Nick Hernandez on this week’s Catch of the Day cover…

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New Catch of the Day Feature

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

catchofthedaycover1One of the ways that we are going to celebrate our tenth season is through a special feature in the Catch of the Day game program that is handed out free to all fans. This year, we’ll have a special section called the BlueClaws All-Time Ten. In each of the ten issues, we will highlight one former (or perhaps current, we’ll see how the season goes), BlueClaw.

First up on the all-time ten is 2009 BlueClaws OF Anthony Gose, who we spoke to earlier this off-season.

It’s going to be a fun feature, I think you’ll like it. But you’ll have to come to the ballpark to get your copy.

Hopefully you can collect all of the issues too!

Gose’s cover and the 2009 champions on the right.

Games 62 and 63: BlueClaws (36-24) vs Shorebirds (32-27)

Monday, June 15th, 2009

A battle between first and second place pits the BlueClaws and the Shorebirds in a three-game series at FirstEnergy Park. Tonight’s game is a doubleheader (two seven-inning games), with a regularly scheduled game following a makeup of the June 5t

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h game at Delmarva which was rained out. However, Lakewood will be the home team for both games

LWD: RHP Jason Knapp (2-4, 3.92)
LCO: RHP Ryan O’Shea (5-2, 3.05)

The Magic Number is…: Seven. However, if Delmarva fails to make up a game with the Hickory Crawdads it could be six. That means, if the BlueClaws amass a combination of wins and losses from their closest opponent (now Delmarva) totaling seven, they will clinch the first half championship in the South Atlantic League Northern Division and a playoff spot. Their lead in the division is four, with ten games to play.

Streaking Towards the Playoffs…The BlueClaws have six separate win streaks of at least three games this year, including the current one, and have yet to lose three games in a row at any point this season. They are on a four-game win streak after the sweep if Lake County.

They’ll Play Two: After game one, the teams will break for 30 minutes before game two, both seven innings. The game two starters will both be making their season debut, RHP Trevor May for the BlueClaws and RHP Patrick Kantankevich for the Shorebirds

Game notesAudio…Rest below…Enjoy

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Jason Knapp in USA Today…

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

BlueClaws pitcher, and 2008 Phillies second-round pick, Jason Knapp was featured in USA Today earlier this week. Paul White was up in Lakewood and sat down with the right-handed pitcher, who will start tonight’s BlueClaws game in Hickory. Knapp is 1-2 with an ERA of just 1.85. The BlueClaws have only scored seven runs in his four starts.

Anyway, here is the article. And some snippets…

“He’s an animal,” Phillies minor league pitching coordinator Gorman Heimueller says. “He believes he’s good. That’s something you’ve got to have, that cockiness in a good way.”

“I’ve never had a problem throwing inside,” Knapp says. “If they’re in the box and they’re too close, they’ve got to expect they’re going to have to get out of the way.”

The last quote from Knapp echoes something that he told us yesterday on the BlueClaws pre-game show. Asked about who he compared himself to or admired, Knapp wasted no time in talking about Roger Clemens (the good parts). Knapp said he loves to throw inside and back hitters off the plate, something that is quite impressive for an 18-year old pitching in a league full of 22-24 year olds.

We’ll have more on Knapp in an upcoming issue of the Catch of the Day.

Last Chance to Catch our First “Catch”

Sunday, April 12th, 2009
Today at our 1:05 pm game is your last chance to grab a copy of our first ‘Catch of the Day’ with Cole Hamels on the cover styled after ‘Time Magazine’s Man of the Year’. They’re free at our ballpark, take a look. Come back next homestand for a new copy, styled after another famous magazine cover.