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Birds Chirping, Phones Tweeting

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

More signs of spring. Follow the BlueClaws. Follow the Phillies.

A Happy Birthday

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

We’d like to wish a very Happy Birthday to BlueClaws head groundskeeper Ryan Radcliffe, who today turns eight.

A tweet from us this morning awknowleding this returned two responses, both pretty good:

@1tomato2 That’s why there are always crayons on the infield.

And the more classy @OhHeyItsKevin He ages gracefully.

We appreciate both responses of course.

But regarding the first one, sometimes crayons are very good, especially when they do this:

In this case, “crayons” shares a meaning with “stencil” and “spray-paint,” but you get the point.

In looking up some famous people who share a Leap Day birthday, we found John “Pepper” Martin (born 1904), who played for the Gashouse Gang Cardinals of the 1930s and three times led the National League in steals. He also managed an International League franchise named the, of all names, Miami Marlins.

6,000 On Twitter – Contest!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012


We have reached our 6,000th follower on Twitter! Thanks everyone who does follow us (you can by clicking here). In honor of Twitter follower #6,000, we’re going to have a contest and hand out three prizes – Twitter followers are eligible.

How To Enter – Through Friday at 3 pm, tweet: “I love @blueclaws because ___________________.” Be sure to use @blueclaws so we see it, and we’ll pick the winners.


Grand Prize
Press Box Suite on April 13th (four tickets, includes food)
Ceremonial First Pitch
BlueClaws #6,000 T-Shirt
Appearance on the Radio

Four Tickets to Opening Day
Four Hot Dog, Chip, Soda Vouchers
BlueClaws Baseball Cap

Second Runner-Up
Four Tickets to Opening Day
Buster Bobblehead Doll

Thanks, and good luck!

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.

Caption Contest

Friday, July 1st, 2011

We did this on Facebook last night. Here’s the picture.


Our winning caption was:

Hotdog: (thinking) I can’t order cheese ’cause Cheese will hate me. I can’t order meat ’cause Mom will be angry- Wonder if they make a ‘Condiment’ sub?

Here are the rest of them. Enjoy.

Droid / iPhone

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

appsfullThe BlueClaws have launched a new app for the Android phone to join the previously-existing app for the iPhone that launched last year, with the help of Critical Technologies Group.

The apps include schedules, promos, race standings, Facebook, Twitter, Blog links, and much more.

Click here to download the Droid App.

Click here to download the iPhone App.


Greetings From Maryland

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Sorry for the lack of blogging over what was a crazy weekend. Some of the stuff that you missed:

On the baseball side, the BlueClaws lost four straight to the Suns and now get to “Get out of Dodge” so to speak. Here at Delmarva, it’s cloudy as I type this at 5:52 pm. When the BlueClaws left this morning, the forecast looked dreadful for today’s game in Salisbury. When we got to Salisbury, it looked fine, no problem. Now, it could rain at 7, clear out by 8, and then rain again at 11. You predict this stuff.

Here are today’s game notes with a few snippets.

Welcome to Delmarva…The BlueClaws have arrived in Salisbury, MD for the first of 25 meetings (six in the first half) against the Shorebirds this year…These teams played 23 times last year with Lakewood winning 14.

State of the Claws…The BlueClaws enter today at 16-21, the first time they have been five games under .500 since opening the 2006 season at 0-9…Lakewood was swept in four games by Hagerstown, the first time the BlueClaws have been swept since June 26-27 against Lake County.

Run Run Lakewood…The BlueClaws have stolen 47 bases this year and been caught just 10 times (.825), the best percentage in the league…They have the 4th most stolen bases in the league and tied a season high with five steals as a team on Monday night vs Hagerstown…Anthony Hewitt and Aaron Altherr lead the team with 10 steals…Altherr had 12 steals combined in 55 games between the GCL Phillies and Williamsport and Hewitt had 10 with Lakewood.

Two New Claws…OF Michael Dabbs is in Monday’s lineup, hitting 5th and playing CF. He was with the BlueClaws last year, hitting .297 in 27 games and was added to the roster earlier Tuesday from extended spring training…RHP Jake Borup is back after being sent to extended spring training with a back injury on April 8th. He was on the Opening Day roster, but the ASU product has not appeared yet in a game with Lakewood. He had a 2.2 ERA with Williamsport a year ago.

Three Weeks Until Opener / Raise the Banner

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

openingdayfullAs I type this, we’re just short of 7 pm on Thursday (St. Patrick’s Day), which means in three weeks exactly, we’ll be underway at FirstEnergy Park in game one of the 2011 season.

We’ll probably be in the second inning, unless of course we get a repeat of 2007’s Opening Day.

Anyway, we’re once again giving fans the opportunity to raise the South Atlantic League Championship Banner. Fans can bid on eBay by clicking here and all proceeds from the auction will benefit BlueClaws Charities.

Opening Day is also a Thirsty Thursday, which is cool. It’s the first time we’ve opened on a Thirsty Thursday since we instituted the promotion.

On that note, click here to become a fan of Thirsty Thursday on Facebook and like our first post to show how psyched you are for the first Thirsty Thursday of 2011.

Here is info on the Thirsty Thursday Club, which includes a free mug and a bunch more. Do you bring friends out to Thirsty Thursday? Then the club is perfect since you can use all the tickets in two or three games and keep the mug.

Enjoy the games tonight.

New Contest

Monday, February 14th, 2011

This for the boy and girl scouts of the Jersey Shore. Neat concept actually. Scouts can design the patches the BlueClaws give out to scouts at the annual Scout Nights each summer.

The BlueClaws will accept submissions until March 5th, at which point voting will occur on the BlueClaws Facebook page.

Full details about the contest here. Below, find 10 years of BlueClaws scout patches.


Caption Contest

Friday, February 11th, 2011

phanaticzeidThought this was kind of funny. We did a Caption Contest on Facebook yesterday, where fans had to come up with a caption of a picture (see right) and the best one would win Opening Day tickets. Here are some of the ones that our Facebook fans came up with.

Winner: After the “Superbowl” blunder, everyone thinks they have a shot during this years National Anthem open tryouts- Steve Foster

And some of the others:

Chuck. Chuck. It’s Marvin – your cousin, Marvin BERRY. You know that new sound you’re looking for? Well, listen to this.

Dude, we are so awesome at Rockband! I bet we could be real rock stars!

I know times are tough, but I never thought I’d be reduced to this”, Elton John thought to himself as he struggled into his oversized green suit.

Here’s what’s not coming up on Glee

Its phillie joel and elton claw

Bach to Bruuuuce

Here is the full string. Enjoy.

Facebook: Project 7,336

Monday, January 24th, 2011

As we referenced yesterday, we have come up with a great new program called Project 7,336 to give out some really cool stuff. But only if you help us get more Facebook fans! Why 7,336?

So what happens? You go to our Facebook page and become a fan (as I type we’re at 5,610). Then, suggest to all of your friends to also become a fan of the BlueClaws on Facebook.

If (and only if) we get to 7,336 by March 12th, we’ll hand out one of three prize packs to one lucky fan. As follows:

Bronze: Four tickets to Opening Day
Silver: Four tickets to Opening Day, BlueClaws autographed baseball
: Four tickets to Opening Day, BlueClaws autographed baseball, and at a game later in the year: four tickets to watch game in Press Box Suite, Catch of the Day collectors series*, ceremonial first pitch, chance to run on field (with eyeballs or pork roll/egg/cheese), four BlueClaws caps

* Catch of the Day game programs from the last four years, including some autographed copies. This is the only way to get your hands on this set.

Good luck and happy suggesting!

Update: We have terrible timing. The “Suggest to Friends” element has been removed by Facebook (details here). But you can still paste the link of the page into your status and we’ll go that way.


The Power of Twitter Hashtags

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Some of you may use Twitter and have seen the “hashtag” used on Tweets.

Last week, we linked to the story on Phillipe Aumont in which Phillies GM Ruben Amaro, Jr. said “We don’t judge (his) abilities necessarily by performance, but (instead) by progress and he’s still a young kid. Prospects sometimes take a long time. The pudding has not been made yet, so it’s really a matter of time for (him) to continue to develop. We still believe in him to be a fine prospect.”

We also put this on Twitter using the hashtag “dessert” for no particular reason except the link between desserts and pudding.

So later in the day, I see that the @BlueClaws were used in a “Dessert Diary” posting by someone I had never heard of. I click the link, and what do you know, featured among stories about Karen’s Blueberry Bananna Smoothie, Tres Leche Cake, Salted Pumpkin Caramels, and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheescake is Aumont Headed Back to Bullpen.

See below, and click to enlarge. I love Twitter.


Jarred Cosart Tweeting

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

We would like to welcome 2010 BlueClaws pitcher Jarred Cosart to the Twitter world. Follow him here.

He’s added about 225 followers in about an hour and a half (as of 1 pm) and already has 18 Tweets, many answering questions from fans.

While we’re at it, also give a follow to Eric Pettis, who finished 2010 with the BlueClaws and could be a part of the team in 2011.

Jamie Moyer & Twitter

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

While Jamie Moyer was the subject of jokes on Twitter last night, it was he who laughed last. Moyer gave up two runs over eight innings in a 6-3 win over the Yankees in the Bronx.

“If I dwelled on every time I lost a game, whether I’ve lost 1-0, 5-4, 10-0 … ” Moyer told reports afterwards. “I think it’s all a part of the learning process and maturity that you go through over the course of the game.”

Said Derek Jeter: “He never throws the ball over the plate. He hits his spots, and he’s had a lot of success doing that throughout the years. To be quite honest with you, he could probably pitch another 10 years like that.”

If he lasts that long, who knows what they would come up with on Twitter, or the 2020 version. Some from last night that we liked:

  • @WilsonMariner: Jamie Moyer signed the Declaration of Independence right handed, as he only uses his left hand for pitching
  • @Landoriel: Genesis 5:28: And before he died, Methuselah said, “Jamie Moyer is still pitching? I watched him when I was a kid!”
  • @JPosnanski: In the big inning, God created the Heaven and Earth, then brought in Jamie Moyer to pitch the 2nd day.
  • @BloggingBombers: (Jamie) Moyer tried to convince the White Sox not to throw the World Series in 1919
  • @The2352: The first time Jamie Moyer was traded the paperwork was delivered via the Pony Express
  • @Kensing45: Jamie Moyer donated $10 (a lot of money back then) to troops in World War I every time he struck out a batter
  • @Isas236: Moyer cried during Gehrig’s speech, then resumed his bullpen session
  • @Ledger_Yankees: With that last HR, Moyer is now the only pitcher to give up homers to Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra and Jorge Posada.

But, he who laughs last, laughs best.