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Deep-Fried Standings

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

We gave you a rundown of BlueClaws new concession items (here), so let’s check in on some of them. After one homestand, here are the Deep-Fried Standings – aka the most popular deep-fried items at the new Deep-Fried Food Stand on the third base concourse.

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Craft Brew House Beer Rundown – April 14-20

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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The BlueClaws Craft Brew House is back for another season and we have the rundown of craft beers that will be available during the first BlueClaws homestand – April 14-20.

Note – These beers are not available for $1 during Thirsty Thursdays and are only available in the Craft Brew House down the right field line.

New Belgium Ranger IPA: Bring out the hops with RANGER IPA! This clear amber INDIA PALE ALE beauty bursts at the starting gate with an abundance of hops: Cascade (citrus), Chinook (floral/citrus), and Simcoe (fruity) lead off the beer, with Cascade added again for an intense dry hop flavor. Brewed with pale and dark caramel malts that harmonize the hop flavor from start to finish, Ranger is a sessionable splendor for all you hopinistas.

Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy: Traveler Grapefruit Shandy is a deceptively delicious wheat beer made with real grapefruit. It delivers a bright and satisfying citrus aroma and flavor, then quickly disappears, leaving you searching for another.

Ommegang Game of Thrones 3-Eyed Raven: Three-Eyed Raven harbors a deep dark brown, almost jet-black color with a light tan head. Yeast forward aromas are packed with peppery phenolics and fruity esters. Despite what you might expect from a dark hued beer, the flavor brings to mind a traditional saison: a light, malty body with a hint of sweetness, and roast accentuated by herbal and spicy hops, yet underpinned by pleasant yeastiness. Finish is crisp, with lingering notes of herbal hops and Belgian yeast

Shiner Bock Prickly Pear: Doubly good in triple digits, unique summer seasonal is made with the fruit of the prickly pear, a cactus native to Shiner, Texas. With a tart, citrusy flavor and a crisp finish, it’s the best use of cactus yet.

Boulevard 80 Acre: With roots in two of today’s most popular brewing styles, 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer is the result of careful cultivation by their brewers and cellarmen. Their efforts to craft a hybrid yielded a bumper crop of flavor; a delightfully distinctive ale with the aroma of an IPA and the refreshing taste of a wheat beer.

Blue Moon White IPA: For White IPA the brew masters wanted to combine the citrus flavors of an IPA with the smooth, balanced malts of a Belgian white Belgian-Style Wheat Ale. They began by experimenting with hop after hop until they found the perfect combination of four hops, including a rare German hop called Huell Melon. The result is a pronounced citrus and fruity hop taste, perfectly balanced by wheat, coriander, and orange peel. Bringing the best of two styles together to craft an IPA with a unique twist. Hoppy. Unfiltered. Balanced.

New Food Items This Year at FirstEnergy Park

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Yesterday on BlueClaws.com, we unveiled some of the new things fans can look forward to seeing at the ballpark this year. Included on the list are two new food items that we wanted to highlight here.

One new food item that fans can enjoy is pork roll deep-fried in funnel cake batter topped with chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

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Fans can also enjoy thick-cut bacon dipped in chocolate then fried in funnel cake batter.

Both the deep-fried bacon and pork roll are only available at the Funnel Cake Stand on the third base concourse.

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Special Opening Day Ticket Offer

Monday, March 21st, 2016

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For two days only, and in celebration of the start of their 16th season of family fun, the BlueClaws have a very special offer – two tickets to Opening Day for just $16! This offer, online only, expires at 11:59 pm on Tuesday night.

Presently, these are the only single-game tickets available – except for Opening Day, which you can get by clicking here.

By booking your Opening Day tickets as part of this special offer, you’ll save $5 on the single-game ticket price.

Get Your 2016 BlueClaws Opening Day Tickets here.

Travis d’ArGnome Giveaway

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Untitled-1One of the giveaway items that figures to be among the most popular this year is the Travis d’ArGnome, in honor of 2009 BlueClaws catcher Travis d’Arnaud – of course, now the starting catcher on the Mets.

d’Arnaud hit 13 home runs with the BlueClaws in 2009 in helping the team win that year’s South Atlantic League championship and will be honored with a Travis d’ArGnome Giveaway for the first 1,500 fans on June 2nd thanks to New Jersey Natural Gas.

As we’ve been noting, your first chance to get tickets for this event, as well as Asbury Park Press Dollar Weekend and all other BlueClaws games, is FanFest on Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.

There are several other great reasons to come to FanFest as well (including free food, the fact you’ll save $3 per ticket, and much more) detailed here.

FanFest Countdown: Wallet Stickems (July 21st)

Friday, March 11th, 2016

WalletSTickAs part of our countdown to BlueClaws FanFest, which is coming up on March 19th (info here), we are highlighting select BlueClaws promotional nights and giveaway items that we’ll have on the calendar this year.

July 21st: BlueClaws Wallet Stickems thanks to Central Jersey Blood Center. They will be given to the first 1,500 fans and are perfect for storing your credit cards or business cards. They will stick right to the back of your phone.

This is one of several great giveaways that we have on tap this year (to see a promotional schedule pdf, click here).

About FanFest: FanFest is the first day single-game tickets are on sale to the general public. It runs from 10 am – 2 pm on March 19th and each person in attendance will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda. The event is Irish themed with corned beef/cabbage, green beer, and music. Plus, there will be rides, face painting and much more fun.

Single-Game Tickets: After FanFest, single-game tickets go on sale via BlueClaws.com and on the phone on Monday, March 28th.

FanFest Countdown: Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese Bobbleheads

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

As part of our countdown to BlueClaws FanFest, which is coming up on March 19th (info here), we are highlighting select BlueClaws promotional nights and giveaway items that we’ll have on the calendar this year.

Multiple Dates! The BlueClaws have unveiled the Pork Roll, Egg & Cheese Bobbleheads that will be given out at three different games in 2016.

The bobbleheads will be given out individually on three separate nights (each time to the first 1,500 fans):

  • Pork Roll: Thursday, June 30 thanks to Case’s Pork Roll Company
  • Egg: Monday, July 25 thanks to Barcelona Nut Company
  • Cheese: Wednesday, August 17 thanks to the NJEA

The three bobbleheads will come together to form a home plate and are perfect for display and will make great collector’s items!

About FanFest: FanFest is the first day single-game tickets are on sale to the general public. It runs from 10 am – 2 pm on March 19th and each person in attendance will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda. The event is Irish themed with corned beef/cabbage, green beer, and music. Plus, there will be rides, face painting and much more fun.

Single-Game Tickets: After FanFest, single-game tickets go on sale via BlueClaws.com and on the phone on Monday, March 28th.

FanFest Countdown: BlueClaws Irish Baseball Cap Giveaway (August 6th)

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

IrishHat1As part of our countdown to BlueClaws FanFest, which is coming up on March 19th (info here), we are highlighting select BlueClaws promotional nights and giveaway items that we’ll have on the calendar this year.

August 6th: It’s Irish Heritage Night and the first 1,500 fans will receive this BlueClaws Irish Cap thanks to AJ Perri Heating & Cooling. There is a shamrock on the left side of the cap.

Irish Heritage Night is a fun-filled night that includes a pre-game musical performance in the Coors Light WRAT Trap from 5:00 – 6:45 pm. We also have a $16 package that includes a game ticket, mug, and drink voucher (Mike Kasel, 732-901-7000 ext 195).

For more on Irish Heritage Night, click here.

This is one of several great giveaways that we have on tap this year (to see a promotional schedule pdf, click here).

About FanFest: FanFest is the first day single-game tickets are on sale to the general public. It runs from 10 am – 2 pm on March 19th and each person in attendance will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda. The event is Irish themed with corned beef/cabbage, green beer, and music. Plus, there will be rides, face painting and much more fun.

Single-Game Tickets: After FanFest, single-game tickets go on sale via BlueClaws.com and on the phone on Monday, March 28th.

FanFest Countdown: BlueClaws Power Bank Giveaway (August 18th)

Monday, March 7th, 2016

PowerBank1As part of our countdown to BlueClaws FanFest, which is coming up on March 19th (info here), we are highlighting select BlueClaws promotional nights and giveaway items that we’ll have on the calendar this year.

August 18th: BlueClaws Power Banks thanks to New Jersey Natural Gas. These will be given to the first 1,000 fans at the game that night and are portable USB charging devices. You plug your phone charger into the USB drive on the Power Bank and charge your phone on the go!

This is one of several great giveaways that we have on tap this year (to see a promotional schedule pdf, click here).

About FanFest: FanFest is the first day single-game tickets are on sale to the general public. It runs from 10 am – 2 pm on March 19th and each person in attendance will receive a free hot dog, bag of chips, and soda. The event is Irish themed with corned beef/cabbage, green beer, and music. Plus, there will be rides, face painting and much more fun.

Single-Game Tickets: After FanFest, single-game tickets go on sale via BlueClaws.com and on the phone on Monday, March 28th.

BlueClaws Hospitality Menus

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

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Looking for that next great place to host a company event, family outing, birthday party, or other night of fun? The BlueClaws have several great hospitality options on the Luxury Suite level of FirstEnergy Park – the Monmouth Medical Center Champions Club, BlueClaws Party Decks, and BlueClaws Luxury Suites.

We have posted the menus for each of the three to their respective pages on BlueClaws.com. We’ve linked to the pages of each on BlueClaws.com or to the menus specifically.

Monmouth Medical Center Champions Club (page, menu) – This is a triple-box party room that can hold up to 60 people and includes both indoor & outdoor seating, cable television, a cash bar, climate comfort, and an all-you-can-eat buffet. Just one outing available per game.

Party Decks (page, menu) – BlueClaws Party Decks are open-air, under-cover private party areas for up to 80 guests that also include an all-you-can-eat buffet. Party Decks are located on the flanks of the suite level (one on the first base side and one on the third base side) and have a cash bar, cable television, and both stadium-style and table seating.

Luxury Suites (page, menu) – Luxury Suites include 20 tickets to a private box, indoor/outdoor seating, climate comfort, cable television, and a dedicated suite attendant to cater to your every need. The BlueClaws have a very limited number of suites available (nightly amount varies) and have packages starting at just nine games.

All three areas, of course, offer a majestic, panoramic view of that night’s game.

For more, call 732-901-7000 option 3 or click here to fill out an interest form, after which you will be contacted by a BlueClaws staff member.

Last Week For BlueClaws Luxury Suite Raffle

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

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This is the last week to sign up for the BlueClaws Charities Luxury Suite Raffle, through which four lucky fans will win a 17-game BlueClaws Luxury Suite Package.

Why should you participate in this raffle?

  • Only 300 tickets are sold, so with four winners, you have no worse than a 1 in 75 chance of winning.
  • Proceeds from the raffle will benefit BlueClaws Charities and their Community Partner organizations. Money for the end-of-year grant program comes from fundraising initiatives like this.

The package – a quarter-share, or 17 games in a Luxury Suite – has a $7,950 value.

Order Suite Raffle Tickets: Online here or call 732-901-7000 ext 195. Sales close on Friday and the drawing is Monday, February 29th.

About BlueClaws Luxury Suites: BlueClaws Luxury Suites come with 20 tickets in a private, climate-controlled room. Each suite has indoor and outdoor seating, cable television, a dedicated suite attendant, a customizable menu, and of course, a panoramic view of the game.

Opening Day Festivities

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

“You look forward to it like a birthday party when you’re a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.” That’s what Joe DiMaggio said about Opening Day. Thursday night in Lakewood is our Opening Day. The game starts at 6:35, but that’s almost secondary to whatever else will be going on that day.

Here are some of the pre-game festivities that we’ll have.

  • Ceremonial Opening of the Gates: We open the season with an opening of the gates at 5:30. BlueClaws players will be there to greet and interact with fans prior to the start of the season’s first home game.
  • Player Intros: We’ll have full introductions for both teams prior to the game. Players will be called out to line up along each line, reserves, coaches, and starters.
  • National Anthem: Obviously this is not exclusive to Opening Day, but the great Evolution will be singing the anthem.
  • Flyover: This is exclusive to Opening Day – a flyover thanks to the 108th Air Refueling Wing of the NJ Air National Guard out of McGuire Air Force Base, under the command of Wing Commander Colonel Kevin Keehn.
  • Ceremonial First Pour: In the Coors Light WRAT Trap with representatives from Shore Point Distributing and 95.9 WRAT.

You never want to miss Opening Day. Tickets here.

Viewable BlueClaws Ticket Brochure

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

ticketbrochureMany of you will soon be receiving the BlueClaws 2012 ticket brochure in the mail. Many of you will get one here at the park or elsewhere. If you want to get a copy, you can certainly get one. But if you want to read one right from your home computer, you can do that too.

The BlueClaws 2012 Ticket & Group Brochure is available for you to view online by clicking here.

Note – we don’t have the same cool background music that we have for the media guide (click here).

This is also the debut of our new slogan – Sand, Sun, & Serious Fun.

The brochure includes information about ticket packages, group outings, using the ballpark, and much more. It’s a good read.

Thirsty Saturday

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

thirstysaturdaycarIn 2009, we had Thirsty Friday during a playoff game. This year, we have Thirsty Saturday in August. That would be August 6th. Thirsty Thursday on a Saturday.

Thirsty Thursday rules mean $1 beer and soda plus 50-cent wings in the Coors Light WRAT Trap. Here are details of Irish Heritage Night, also that night which includes pipes and drums, green jerseys, and Irish music.

Click here to order your tickets online.