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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.

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.

Thirsty Thursday Primer

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Some quick information on the Thirsty Thursday that is coming up tomorrow night:

  • Are you coming as a group? Join the Thirsty Thursday Club, get this mug for free, AND…you’ll get to participate in a special Thirsty Wednesday on June 15th. That’s Thirsty Thursday rules on Wednesday for Thirsty Thursday Club members! To join the club, ask at the box office or call Kevin at 732-901-7000 ext 115. Here is information.
  • Why join the Club? You get seven undated Thursday tickets to use however you want, including all seven at once, or four one week and three another week. So if you bring a few friends, just join the club & get the free mug and the Thirsty Wednesday.
  • As part of the BlueClaws Summer Music Series, there will be live music from 6-7 pm from the Enjoy Duo (note there will also be live music on Friday, Saturday and Monday).
  • You can win tickets to see Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow at PNC Bank Arts Center, just sign up at the table.
  • Note this is the first Thirsty Thursday that starts at 6:00 with a 7:05 pm game. The others had been 5:30 starts with a first pitch of 6:35.

See you tomorrow!

Belmont Preview on Thursday

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

I’m sitting here in Greensboro watching live races at Monmouth Park and looking at some of the horses that will be running in next Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, including both the Derby winner Animal Kingdom and the Preakness winner Shackelford.

I was reminded that the BlueClaws will be “previewing” the Belmont on Thursday night at FirstEnergy Park (a Thirsty Thursday, mind you).

Here is the stretch photo of the Preakness preview, with Mucho Macho Man running away to a win, from May 16th. Click the picture to enlarge and then scroll down for notes.


As you can see, we have circled three things. On the left, you can clearly see an anonymous Hagerstown reliever having thrown a cup of water onto the face of the leading horse. He has just been soaked and you can see that from the middle circle. Also, note some of the water having splashed up into the air (over the dirt below the word “Natural” in New Jersey Natural Gas). The third circle is of the second place horse Flashpoint, who even though he is being annihilated in the race, is amused by this water throwing incident.

I almost circled the kid with the blanket, because it was May 16th. But to be fair the game time temperature that day was 64 degrees and this was probably an hour or so after that. Take it for what that’s worth.

Who’s running in the Belmont?

On a more serious Thirsty Thursday note, you’ll be able to win tickets this week to see Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow at PNC Bank Arts Center (win tix at Thirsty Thursday, show is on July 12th). Sing along.

WRAT Trap Band Schedule

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

We posted the WRAT Trap entertainment schedule on today (click here). We start on Friday night with the Fish Tank Mafia (see below).

There will be drink specials as well.

Each band will perform beginning one hour before the game up until the National Anthem.

Win Sugarland Tix at Thirsty Thursday

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The BlueClaws have again partnered with PNC Bank Arts Center and fans can win tickets at this week’s Thirsty Thursday to see Sugarland on May 21st. Stop by the raffle table in the Coors Light WRAT Trap.

If you want to win tickets to Thirsty Thursday this week, text “homerun” to 73517. Otherwise, sing.

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.

Jack Morris to Sign Autographs on July 7th

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The BlueClaws on Wednesday announced an exciting addition to the 2011 promotional schedule: Jack Morris for an autograph signing on July 7th, a Thirsty Thursday.

Morris, who this year received 53.5% of the Hall of Fame vote (75% required for election) was a five-time all-star and four-time World Series Champion.

He’s perhaps best known for throwing 10 shutout innings to win Game 7 of the 1991 World Series 1-0 over the Braves. He won four games in that post-season alone. He also holds the record for consecutive Opening Day starts with 14.

Morris will sign autographs for BlueClaws fans at the July 7th game, which begins at 7:05.

Previous players to sign autographs at BlueClaws games include Hall of Famers Steve Carlton, Andre Dawson, Goose Gossage, Bob Feller, and Jim Rice, as well as Darryl Strawberry, Mitch Williams, and more.

Click here to order tickets online.

Six Weeks Until First Thirsty Thursday…

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

…and the start of baseball. 42 days to go until Opening Day 2011. Hard to believe but we’re flying right along.

In addition to the awesome mug on the right, Thirsty Thursday Club members will receive a special Thirsty Wednesday this year, on June 15th. With your membership card, you’ll be able to get $1 beers at this Wednesday home game.

So, in total, the Thirsty Thursday Club includes the following:

  • Seven undated tickets good for Thursdays (and one Wednesday).
  • These can be used all at once (bring you and six friends, keep the mug) or at seven different games.
  • The glass mug shown at the right.
  • A membership card.

To sign up, call Kevin Fenstermacher at 732-901-7000 ext 115.

The first five people that call Kevin today and MENTION THE PROMO CODE TWITTER will receive a ceremonial first pitch at a 2011 Thirsty Thursday game.

That is all. Carry on.

New for 2011: Thirsty Thursday Club Mug

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Looking for a great last-minute gift for a Thirsty Thursday fan?

We have it…membership in the BlueClaws Thirsty Thursday Club.

Members will receive the mug shown on the right plus seven undated tickets to Thursday home games.

This year, we have seven Thirsty Thursdays (April 7th [Opening Day], April 14th, April 28th, May 26th, June 9th, June 23rd, July 7th, July 21st and August 18th).

The Thirsty Thursday on Opening Day should be a great kickoff.

  • Note: the seven undated tickets can be used for seven different games or you can bring seven people to one game. All the same.

Order form here or call 732-901-7000 opt 3.

Hello Ladies!

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

This Thursday (our 2nd to last Thirsty Thursday of the year) is Ladies Night at the park, a jam-packed night of fun for women of all ages. All the details below…

  • Drink specials and a ClawsCove discount for our female friends
  • Vendors including all girls’ martial arts, salons, boutiques, financial information, beauty schools, and modeling agencies
  • Fans can win tickets to see Love Loss on Stage, an off-Broadway show. The collection of stories by Nora Ephron is performed by a rotating cast of stars.
  • Starting in the second inning there will be a Shoe Fashion Show courtesy of The Shoe Society. Female fans are encouraged to wear their hottest shoes! The winner will get a free night stay and dinner at the Borgata in Atlantic City. (Call Casey at 732-901-7000 ext 168 for more information)
  • There will be a Diamond Dig thanks to Bentley Diamond. The dig will be open to the first 250 women to sign up at the Bentley Diamond table on the concourse. After the game, registered participants will be escorted onto the field where they can dig for the diamond.


  • Antonella Barba, former American Idol contestant and Point Pleasant native will be at the game to promote her new single Jersey Girl. Antonella will be on the concourse signing autographs and she’ll throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

See you Thursday.

Thirsty? Beer Tasting on Wednesday

Friday, July 16th, 2010

y32yyvdi3The BlueClaws will host their second beer tasting festival/picnic on Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Park.

Come and sample classic Retro Beers such as Pabst, Ballantine,& Schaefer. As well as premium beers like Sam Adams, Cricket Hill, Spaten, Yuengling, Magic Hat, Brooklyn Lager and many more!

The event also includes a 90-minute all-you-can-eat buffet running from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

Call our buddy Dave Marshall at 732-901-7000 ext 170 or email Tickets are $34.95 for adults and $27.95 for season ticket holders.

Goonies Night: Two Weeks & Counting

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

gooniesjerseysIt’s almost here. Two weeks from tonight, July 29th, will be our 25th anniversary celebration of The Goonies, with full jersey auction, Truffle Shuffle Contest, and appearance by Jeff “Chunk” Cohen himself!

Chunk, who will sign autographs and pose for pictures, will also judge the BlueClaws first ever Truffle Shuffle Contest to be held between innings.

The jerseys seen here will be auctioned off during the game for charity.

And it’s a Thirsty Thursday.

Full story here.

Enjoy the Truffle Shuffle.

Thirsty Thursday Club at 99…

Monday, July 5th, 2010

The BlueClaws Thirsty Thursday Club is at 99 members and we’re trying to push it across the 100 mark. But as usual, we’ll do it in style!

The next five people to sign up for the Thirsty Thursday Club will receive not one, but two FREE t-shirts (click here) and will receive a ceremonial first pitch at an upcoming Thirsty Thursday of your choosing.

Thirsty Thursday Club members receive the following:

  • FREE t-shirt (click here)
  • 10 undated tickets to Thursday home games
  • If you come in a group, you can use five at two Thristy Thursdays, you can use two at five Thirsty Thursdays, or any combination you want.
  • Membership Card good for drink specials at several non-Thirsty Thursday home games.

Membership is just $70 (10 tickets)…To sign up and take advantage of the offer, you must call Kevin Fenstermacher at 732-901-7000 ext 115. Let’s push this over 100!