March 2012

Update: New Video Board


The construction of the new video board is coming along nicely. The addition of catwalks and work on the back of the display has begun!

Update: New Video Board


The Matrix of the old scoreboard has been completely removed!

Update: New Video Board



The removal of the matrix of the old scoreboard is underway!

Bo Hart Joins Redbirds Radio Team


Redbirds’ fans are familiar with the name Bo Hart. His hard work, dedication, hustle and grit was recognized throughout the Cardinals’ organization, especially in Memphis.

Hart enters his first season on the Redbirds’ broadcast team. A native of Creswell, Ore., he graduated from Soquel (Calif.) High School in 1995 with whom he captained his baseball team and also lettered in basketball. A Gonzaga University alum, he made his debut with the Cardinals on June 19, 2003, and had one of the best debut months in Major League Baseball history hitting .460. With the Cardinals he played in 88 games from 2003-04 hitting .272 with four home runs, five triples, 13 doubles and 30 RBI.

Hart had two stints with Memphis from 2005-06, in 2005 he hit .269 with nine home runs, 33 doubles, 47 RBI and 11 steals in 133 games. He met his wife, Lydia, while with the Redbirds when she performed a pre-game National Anthem. He would go on to propose to her in the dugout during a post-game fireworks show at AutoZone Park in 2005.

His baseball career stems from 1999-2008 and also includes stops with the Rockies, Cubs and Orioles organizations.

You can catch Hart on this week’s segment of Hot Stove, hosted by Redbirds radio broadcaster Steve Selby, tonight from 6-7 p.m. (CT) on WHBQ: Sports 56.

 

By: Michael Stagno, Memphis Redbirds media relations

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New Video Board Construction Underway


Today Daktronics will begin its destruction of our old video board to make way for our new 60×60 HD video board.

The new video board will weigh in at over 20 tons and at 3,600 square feet will be the largest video board in all of Minor League Baseball. Generating 1,440,000 pixels, it will use a fraction of the power of the old board, making it more environmentally friendly.

Here is a tentative schedule of the entire process (dates subject to change):

  • Monday, March 5 to Friday, March 16: Demolish the existing display.
  • Monday, March 19 to Friday March 30: Install catwalks and back of display.
  • Tuesday, March 20 to Monday, March 26: Installation of display.
  • Monday, March 19 to Friday, April 6: Electrical power to the display.
  • Monday, March 26 to Friday, March 30: Pull signal cable.
  • Monday, March 19 to Friday, April 6: Installation of the front end control system.
  • Monday, April 2 to Tuesday, April 3: Terminate signal cable.
  • Wednesday, April 4 to Friday, April 6: Test displays.
  • Monday, April 9 to Wednesday, April 11: Complete operator and maintenance training.
  • Thursday, April 12: Displays are complete.

Updates and photos will be provided throughout the entire construction process.

 

By: Michael Stagno, Memphis Redbirds media relations

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