April 2010

First homestand almost in the books


Hey everyone!  Dave here.  Well, tonight is the last night of the opening eight game homestand.  Right now we’re on a hot streak as we’ve won 4 in a row and rolling.  We had an exciting walk off win last night on a Tyler Henley single in the 10th inning.

On a different note, I actually got to live a life long dream on Wednesday by being a ball boy. 

 
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My first big goal in life was to play professional baseball, but that dream died a loooong time ago so I moved on to wanting to be a ball boy.  Unfortunately, a ball never really came my way, but I’m still glad I did it.

It was an 11:00AM start so the kids were out in full force.  I got to sign some autographs, and it was fun seeing the smiling faces on a gorgeous Wednesday afternoon.

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We look forward to seeing everyone at AutoZone Park!

Almost Here!


Hey everyone!  Dave here.  Well, the home opener here at AutoZone Park is just around the corner and everyone’s been real busy getting everything ready.

Meanwhile, the Redbirds have been playing pretty well on the road since Opening Day six days ago.  They’re 4-2 and have won four of their last five. 

I know it’s early, but it looks like the Redbirds have a real shot of repeating as PCL Champs.  Meanwhile, keep checking the Redbirds website daily to follow LIVE play by play of the games as well as game recaps.

Can’t wait to see everyone for the home opener on Friday!

Happy Opening Day!!!


First things first: the Memphis Redbirds take on the Omaha Royals 7:05 tonight at Rosenblatt Stadium. You can listen to Steve
Selby on 560 AM, just in case you’re worried about missing any games!

On another note, AutoZone Park held our free ‘Bird Watching event yesterday, April 7th, from 11am-2pm. All were invited out to observe the Memphis Redbirds practice and given a chance to purchase ticket packages. Free hot dogs, nachos and soda were given out while visitors enjoyed the beautiful day walking around the park. Here are some pictures of the Redbird fans who were able to make it out!

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Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday, we had a ‘ball’ and it looks like you did too! Remember, our home opener is April 16th against Oklahoma City at 7:05pm. (Post-game fireworks included) Hope to see you there!

Jordan. Out.

Media Day!


Hey everyone!  Dave here.  With opening day just one day away, things are getting really exciting around AutoZone Park.  All of the players are here, and have been getting ready for the season.  Yesterday was media day at the park, so different media outlets throughout the region were here snapping photos, collecting footage and conducting interviews as the players had a light workout on the field.  The weather was awesome, and here are some photos I was able to take from yesterday:

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I wasn’t lying when I said the weather was awesome

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Groundskeeper Andrew keeping the infield dirt nice and neat

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A few pitchers were tossing the ball around in the outfield

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            The marketing department was shooting some videos with the players

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                  Some reviewed their lines before stepping in front of the camera

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The players like Pete Parise (above) were able to have fun with it

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                 Other players used some time to catch up with family and friends

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And of course…the media

Rockey is out for the year!


Our mascot Rockey the Redbird injured his wing while in Spring Training with the Cardinals. He is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery immediately and miss the 2010 season.

For more on this development…

http://memphis.redbirds.milb.com/team2/page.jsp?ymd=20100401&content_id=9039458&vkey=team2_t235&fext=.jsp&sid=t235

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