April 2014

Inside the Park App


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The baseball season is underway and with a brand new start comes a brand new application that allows fans the opportunity to interact even more. MiLB released their Inside the Park app before the season began in April. It is a terrific resource that enables fans to know all the different events planned for the game and gives more information on the Redbirds’ team, AutoZone Park and other various outlets. 

For every home game inside AutoZone Park, fans can open the app and see a rundown of the night’s schedule of events on the dashboard. The app sets different avenues for fans to interact on social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Fans can purchase tickets straight from the app if they want as well.

The new app provides fans a fun, new way of experiencing a game. It is available for Apple and Android phones. Download Inside the Park today and get to a Redbirds game! Here’s a peek of what it looks like.

Opening Night At AZP


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We hope you will join us for the home opener of the 2014 season and the beginning of AutoZone Park’s 15th season tomorrow! These three guys will be here. How about you? Get your tickets here.

Promotional Sneak Peek – Opening Weekend


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Friday, April 11th, will be a special day here around the ballpark. The Redbirds open the gates to AutoZone Park for the 15th season of play, as the team hosts the Iowa Cubs. The first home stand is scheduled to be one of the best all season long.

Besides being around the excitement and anticipation of the home opener on Friday, the first 3,000 fans will also be treated to the shirt pictured above that commemorates the park’s 15th season, presented by Christian Brothers University. There will also be a Block Party in the Plaza two hours before the game with drink specials and live music. It will be one of the best nights of the season.

On Saturday, April 12th, the first 3,000 fans will receive a handy magnet schedule presented by Shelby County Health. Those in attendance will also be treated to a special fireworks show set to Memphis-themed music.

Fans are invited to join the Redbirds on Sunday, April 13th, for Bark in the Ballpark. All dog owners with a ticket will be able to have their furry friends join them inside AutoZone Park. The game will also feature the national entertainment act of Jake the Diamond Dog. In addition, all hot dogs will be $1 throughout the game.

Fans will not want to miss the chance at this weekend’s terrific slate of games and promotions. Tickets are available here. We hope to see you this weekend! 

This Day in Redbirds History


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April 7, 2013 - Michael Wacha made his Memphis debut and Brock Peterson hit his first home run of the season on the way to leading the PCL in homers. The then-21-year-old went 4.0 innings and surrendered two earned runs on 5 hits. The right-hander went on to appear in 15 games with Memphis in total, this being the only outing he did not record a strikeout during his tenure in Memphis. Wacha would end up finishing 5-3 with the Redbirds before being called up to St. Louis where he had a postseason for the record books. For Peterson, his 11th-inning home run was not enough to win the game against Oklahoma City in the 14-10 loss. The power-hitting first baseman did go on to hit 25 long balls in total though, tied for 8th in Redbirds’ history for a single-season. 

Twitter Talk – Opening Day


Opening Day has become one of the best afternoons of the entire baseball season. Every team has a renewed outlook at the season. Every player starts with a perfect average. Every ball club begins in first place.

The grand spectacle that is Opening Day gets every player excited, and when players are excited, they take to Twitter to make sure the whole world knows they are. Both former and current Redbirds made their thoughts known yesterday.

Matt Carpenter, who signed an off-season contract extension to remain with St. Louis through the 2019 season, was ready to go yesterday.

Kolten Wong reached base twice yesterday against Cincinnati, including a beautiful bunt single.

Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold experienced Opening Day in Cincinnati, where there was a parade through the streets in celebration of another season.

Every team has that funny guy. Joe Kelly fits the role perfectly with St. Louis.

Trevor Rosenthal, who notched his first save of the season yesterday with a perfect ninth inning, hanging out with Kelly and outfielder Peter Boujos before the opener. Bourjos turned 27 yesterday.

When Kevin Siegrist tweets, you know something is a big deal.

Adam Wainwright received a lot of deserved praise yesterday after notching his 100th career win.

Xavier Scruggs may have said it best.

The Redbirds open their season on the road this Thursday, April 3, at Iowa. They then begin the 15th season inside AutoZone Park the following Friday, April 11, at 7:05 pm against Iowa. If you have not already, grab tickets to the opening series and we hope to see you around the park soon!

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