Friday, August 31, 2007

Final Series of Regular Season Starts Tonight

Game Time: 5:00pm (Game 1)      Gates Open: 4:00pm

Tonight's Lineup

Kid's Giveaway Tonight
The first 500 Kids 13 and Under will get a Back to School Backpack as they enter the ballpark on Friday, August 31.

Extra! Extra!
Tonight is the final St. Petersburg Times Family Friday of 2007.

Yesterday's Game
The Clearwater Threshers came from behind to beat the Dunedin Blue Jays 7-3 thanks to sixth inning home runs from Jeremy Slayden (13) and Jake Blalock (5). Blalock went three for three on the night and was just a triple short of the cycle. Brian Burgamy added his seventh home run of the season in the seventh inning and Clay Harris hit his 10th home run of the year in the eighth inning. J.J. Trujillo (3-0) picked up the win in relief of Nate Johnson.

Giveaways Galore
There will be plenty of giveaways at the ballpark on Saturday, September 1. Be sure to be one of the first 1,500 fans through the gates so that you receive the 2007 Clearwater Threshers Team Photo.

Boom Boom Boom
Fireworks will light up the sky post-game on Saturday, September 1.

Bonus Baseball
Due to heavy rains in our region throughout the month of July and August, we are playing a doubleheader here against the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1. They are seven-inning games. Game 1 on both nights will now start at 5:00pm with Game 2 scheduled to start approximately 30 minutes after the completion of Game 1.

Prepare to get Wet-N-Wacky
Wear Your Swimsuit on Sunday, September 2! Wet-N-Wacky Day features all types of water activities including a water slide, water balloons, water guns, water games, sprinklers, showers, misters, and more!

Kids 13 and Under receive a Box Seat at a special Wet-N-Wacky price of $1.

Bring the Family for just $25
As you've probably seen all over your TV, Sundays are Bright House Networks Family Days. You can choose between the $25 pack for 4 people or the $15 pack for just 2. The 4-pack includes 4 Premium Box Seats, 4 Hot Dogs, 4 Sodas, 4 bags of Cracker Jack, and 2 Game Programs.

Playoff Picture
The Threshers are still chasing that elusive playoff berth and have it in sight. Win out, and Clearwater is in the playoffs!

Current Standings
The Threshers (40-25) and Dunedin Blue Jays (41-26) are tied atop the West Division. The Tampa Yankees (39-26) are just a half game behind.

Remaining Schedule (number of games left in parentheses)
Clearwater (5) - Lakeland comes in on Friday for five games in three days to close the regular season.

Dunedin (3) - They close with three home games against Ft. Myers.

Tampa (4) - They close their season with four games in three days at Sarasota.

Playoff Schedule
The first round of the playoffs will pit the winner of the first half (Sarasota) with the winner of the second half. The second half winner will host Game One which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4. Sarasota will host Game Two on Wednesday, September 5 and Game Three on Thursday, September 6 (if necessary).

Tickets for a potential playoff game on Tuesday, September 4 at Bright House Networks Field are on-sale now. If you do purchase a ticket and we do not make the playoffs, you will able to return your ticket for a credit. The deadline to return will be October 31, 2007.


Kevin in the Ticket Office said...

Still waiting on an official start time for the first game of tonight's doubleheader. A few rain showers have delayed the start.

Kevin in the Ticket Office said...

Our estimated start time for Game 1 is 6:45pm.

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