Thursday, November 30, 2006

Check out this blog from a new friend in Ottawa

Carl Kiiffner runs a blog covering the Ottawa Lynx. As some of you may recall, the Lynx will be the Triple-A affiliate for the Phillies for the '07 season as they wait for the stadium to be built for the Iron Pigs in the Lehigh Valley. I'd imagine we'll probably see some former Threshers wearing Lynx jerseys at some point this year.

Phillies sign Adam Eaton

The Phillies just announced the signing of Adam Eaton, a right-handed pitcher who last pitched for the Texas Rangers.

Eaton is a familiar name to the Phillies as he was their first round draft pick (11th overall) in the 1996 draft. He spent the 1998 season as well as part of the 1999 season here in Clearwater.

Know Someone Who Wants To Work In Baseball? (# 2)

Carrie requested that I add Retail Store Associate to the PT Job Opening list today so I edited my original story to now say:

We're now accepting resumes and applications for Ticket Office Representatives and Retail Store Associates for the upcoming Phillies Spring Training and Clearwater Threshers seasons.

Click here for more information about the Ticket Office Representative opening(s).

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Most Spring Training Season Ticket Invoices Mailed Out

If you're a Phillies Spring Training Season Ticket Holder you are going to want to check your mail over the next few days. Most of our invoices (plus additional information) were mailed out of the office this morning.

I'm not sure yet when the same process will start for the upcoming Threshers season so check back for updates.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

2007 Clearwater Threshers coaching staff has been announced

The Phillies have just released the new coaching arrangements for the 2007 Minor League Season. These are some new faces for us in Clearwater, but most of them will look familiar to the fans of the Lakewood BlueClaws.

Making the jump from Lakewood to Clearwater are Dave Huppert (manager), Steve Schrenk (pitching coach), and Chris Mudd (trainer).

One new face to the Phillies organization will be joining us in Clearwater as well. He is Brad Komminsk (coach). He comes to Clearwater after several years managing and coaching throughout the Cleveland Indians organization.

Some familiar names that have moved around the organization include former manager Greg Legg (now with single-A Williamsport). Joining Legg in Williamsport is former Threshers' coach Ken Dominguez, who spent last season in Lakewood.

Former trainer Shawn Fcasni is now with triple-A Ottawa while Jason Kirkman has moved to double-A Reading. Ichiro Kitano goes to single-A Lakewood.

Updated at 12:54pm: Former coach Greg Gross is now with Reading.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Ryan Howard named 2006 NL MVP....

Congrats to Ryan Howard on winning the 2006 National League Most Valuable Player Award!

Ryan missed out playing for the Threshers by just one season. He spent 2003 with the Clearwater Phillies at Jack Russell Stadium. While with Clearwater, Ryan hit .304 with 23 HRs and 82 RBIs.

Ryan was also the 2005 NL Rookie of the Year.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Some events and other promotions have been posted

Some highlights (subject to change):

*Fireworks post-game EVERY Saturday Home Game Again in '07 (except 8/4)
*Thirsty Thursdays are BACK!
*Bark at the Ballpark I is scheduled for Sunday, April 15 with Bark at the Ballpark II scheduled for Saturday, August 4.
*Our first Bobble Head Giveaway of the Year will be on Friday, April 20.
*Bright House Networks Customer Appreciation Night with Fireworks on Friday, May 18.
*Wet-N-Wacky Days start on Sunday, July 8.
*Pitch for Pink returns on Friday, August 10.

Remember, the links for the 2007 schedule have not been updated yet on the site, so at this time, the easiest way to view the schedule would be to visit this link. Use the Month links above Saturday and Sunday to move throughout 2007 calendar.

Keep checking back, as more events and promotions will continue to be added.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Looking for something to do on Sunday?

Drop by the South Parking Lot at Bright House Networks Field on Sunday, November 12th and check out Mason Dixon's Best of the Best Car Show. The event benefits Mason Dixon's Christmas Wish Fund. The Show runs from 10am to 3pm. Admission is free, but parking will cost $5.

Want your vehicle to be in the show? Day of Show Registration begins at 9am. For more information about how to register your vehicle visit Mason Dixon Radio.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Lakeland Tigers to change name

Just saw this release, Lakeland Tigers to Unveil New Team Name on Veterans Day over on OurSports Central.

According to the release, they'll be using this new name starting in April 2007.

This comes as a surprise to me. How about you?

UPDATED 11/13/06 9:30am: They went with the 'Flying Tigers'. Check out some pictures from Saturday's unveiling including the new logo here. (Thanks to Garrett for the link)

UPDATED 11/13/06 12:15pm: Here is a story out of the Network.

UPDATED 11/13/06 12:20pm: The local newspaper in Lakeland (The Ledger) has this story.

2007 Clearwater Threshers Schedule Posted

We've got the 2007 Clearwater Threshers schedule posted on the Official Site now.

The links for the 2007 schedule have not been updated yet on the site, so at this time, the easiest way to view the schedule would be to visit this link. Use the Month links above Saturday and Sunday to move throughout 2007 calendar.

Promotions and other events will be filled in as they are scheduled so check back often.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Want to sing the national anthem at a Clearwater Threshers game?

The Clearwater Threshers are looking for national anthem singers for the 2007 season. Have your interested parties (individuals, bands, choirs, etc.) call 727-712-4300 for more information.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

BOO BASH a rousing success!

Approximately 6,000 (11:48am) 5,400 people turned out on Halloween night at Bright House Networks Field to enjoy the Third Annual Boo Bash, smashing the previous attendance records for the event.

Were you among the 6,000 (11:48am) 5,400? If so, what did you think?

UPDATED at 11:22am: Pictures are starting to go up on the Photo Gallery at the Official Site. Check 'em out!

Over 400 people went through our semi-scary Haunted House. I went through it. Did you?