Sunday, 11 May 2014

Prospects Introducing New Moves This Summer at Telus Field

Last season your Edmonton Prospects brought back the moves and grooves of the beloved mascot Homer.  This upcoming season your Edmonton Prospects are introducing some new moves and grooves at TELUS Field in the form of a Prospects Cheer Team.

A Cheer Team for a baseball club??

I asked Cheer Team leader Krystal how she thought the idea would be received by baseball fans, "The idea is very foreign, to all of us. I like to look at it as a new exciting way to attract new fans and create a fresh environment to an old game. We in no way want to change the ways of baseball but merely encourage the fans and crowd to support the team. We hope to add visual entertainment during down time in the games."

So then Krystal what are your thoughts and hopes are for the Prospects Dancers?  "To have a technically strong group of young beautiful  ladies attending every Prospects home game to cheer them on and entertain the crowd. I would like to grow the program into a sought after team to be a part of like other professional dance and cheer teams in the city. I hope the dancers can increase the energy at games and create a new element of entertainment at TELUS field."

General Manger Lynda Holden does not hold back her desire to see new fans at TELUS Field this summer and hopes the Cheer Team is an added wrinkle that brings in fresh faces.  The GM is also very cognisant of the Prospects faithful and is rewarding them with a theme night for EVERY home game of the season starting with the City Ford Lucky Prospect Home Opener on Friday May 30st at 7:05PM.

Here's a review of what you get if buy tickets to the Home Opener,
  1. If you are one of the first 200 people you get a free Lottery Ticket
  2. A pre-game tailgate party starting at 5:30 featuring the musical styling's of Peter Kelly
  3. Great baseball
  4. A Prospects Cheer Team helping make the inning breaks seem shorter
  5. Your chance to support a local charity by buying a 50/50 tickets
To get your tickets, visit Ticketmaster on line, U of A InfoLink locations, and any local Safeway.

Another option for tickets, and this one is tasty!  Go to dinner at Swiss Chalet Canterra Centre and receive free game tickets.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Prospects Bringing Serious Heat To Telus Field Starting May 30th

Your Edmonton Prospects Baseball Team kicks off their opening weekend with their City Ford Lucky Prospects Home Opener Friday May 30th in the heart of Edmonton at TELUS Field. Game time is 7:05pm but the great evening of entertainment begins at 5:30pm with a pre-game tailgate party featuring Peter KellyThe first 200 people through the gate receive a lucky lotto ticket!

Your Edmonton Prospects will be celebrating National Aboriginal Day a couple weeks early.  On Saturday May 31st all aboriginal people receive 2 for 1 tickets to the game.  7:05pm is the scheduled first pitch.

To cap opening weekend off, the Sunday June 1st matinee game features a Meet and Greet with the coaches and players for autographs after the game.  It will be Prospects fans first chance to meet new Head Coach Ray Brown and Special Advisor/Coach the legendary Orv Franchuk.  First pitch is scheduled for 2:05pm.

Tickets on sale now at all Safeway locations, U of A Info Link locations, Ticket Master or directly through our website.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Random Collection of MLB Thoughts re April 27 in the MLB

The Toronto Blue Jays avoided a sweep Sunday night defeating the former manager John Farrell and his World Series Champion Boston Red Sox 7-1.  Most impressive factoid about the win?  For the first time this season, the Blue Jays pitching staff did not issue a walk!  Apparently the group as a whole felt Brandon Morrow had given up enough on Saturday (8 in 2 2/3 IP).

Answer: Saturday April 12th, top of the 6th inning versus the Chicago Cubs.
Question: When was the last time St. Louis Cardinal starting pitcher Adam Wainwright gave up a run?  Wainwright and the Cards would blank the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 on Sunday.

The weekend in baseball featured two sweeps.  An internet high five to the NL East leading Atlanta Braves (17-7) sweeping the Cincinnati Reds (11-14) AND the NL West leading San Francisco Giants sweeping the Cleveland Indians (11-14).

Chicago White Sox rookie phenom Jose Abreu is crushing the baseball with 10 HR's in 26 games.  Here's a video showing you how much force it would take to flatten a baseball

The continued look at All Star balloting brings us today to third base.  My votes for the American League went to Evan Longoria, Adrian Beltre, and Trevor Plouffe.  My votes for the National League went to Juan Uribe, Nolan Arenado, and Aramis Ramirez.