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Everett, Wash. – The Everett AquaSox are excited to reveal the 2014 Promotional Schedule. Fans can look forward to many unique giveaways and promotions as the AquaSox celebrate 30 years in Everett, including seven fireworks shows and three different baseball cap giveaways, as well as a Father’s Day celebration on June 15.
To celebrate 30 years in Everett, July 26 will be Turn Back the Clock Night as the AquaSox wear special themed jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game. Other jersey auctions will include a Pink at the Park Night and jersey auction on June 27, as well as the Sox annual Frogstock and tie-dye jersey auction on August 23.
Several annual fan favorite events return in 2014, including Bark in the Park on July 22 where fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to the ballpark, Frogstock on August 23 complete with a post-game fireworks show, and Root Beer Float Day on July 6 where fans can purchase all-you-can-drink root beer floats for just $6 as part of a fundraiser for the AquaSox Community Fund.
There is something for fans of all ages, as the AquaSox Kids Club returns in 2014, as well as Kids Run the Bases on every Thursday–Sunday game (excluding firework nights). Fans 60 and up are invited to join the Silver Sluggers Club; members receive a ticket to every Wednesday game and a cap for only $16 and enjoy Baseball Bingo every Wednesday. Weekly specials, including Tasty Thursdays with $2 hot dogs, peanuts, sodas and 12 ounce Coors Lights, and Military Sundays with discounted ticket offers for active and retired military also return in 2014.
The upcoming season, beginning on June 13th is the club’s 20th season as a Seattle Mariners affiliate. Single game tickets will be available on-line on May 13 and in person starting at the AquaSox Offices on May 16. The complete AquaSox Promotional Schedule, including dates for the Fleece Blanket giveaway, Kid’s Baseball Glove giveaway, Seahawks Themed Cap giveaway and more, is available by clicking here.
The AquaSox Home Opener is June 13 at 7:05pm versus the Hillsboro Hops. Season tickets, group outings and both 12 and 16 game packages are available now, and single game tickets will be available online starting May 13 and in person on May 16. Call (425) 258-3673 or visit the AquaSox office at 3802 Broadway in Everett for more information.
In Mariners news; HOLY CATS! I went out for a few pints at Beer Junction in West Seattle with friends last night, so missed a few innings of the game, but got to watch the rest of it, and I have to say, that was amazing. The first sweep of the Angels in Anaheim since 2006. Lloyd McClendon was shown on screen a few times, and he looked, frankly, sort of perplexed. Don’t worry, Lloyd, we are all there with you; and it is totally OK to smile a little bit, though. Winning baseball games is fun! Last night’s game was also my first chance to see new guy Joe Beimel, since I had to crash out early the night before. I see the Angels did take a few away from Hector Noesi, but we had such a lead by the end of the game it really didn’t matter. Corey Hart and Mike Zunino both whacked some balls over the wall, and Michael Saunders almost twisted his ankle getting to a fly-out, but came up smiling with the ball in his glove. There was also an Angels hit that wound up getting stuck in the padding of the back wall, which is something I have never seen before, so the whole thing was just a spectacle all ’round.
Tonight though, we are going up against the Oakland A’s, with the lower half of our starting rotation, and Roenis Elias makes his major league debut. I have the option of going to meet some other friends out for dinner at a place I have never been before, but depending on how I feel physically, I think I might stay home to watch the game. I made it the four blocks to a major bus route this morning, then walked the two blocks to work from the stop downtown. This may not seem like a big deal, but it’s the first time I have taken the bus to work in about three weeks, and it put me out physically a bit. I will have to see how things shake out after another bus ride (some of the Metro seats are like sitting on a board, for someone with sciatica). I know baseball has just started, but I have also spent a lot of time homebound lately, so the opportunity to get out and about is tempting. I really want to see Elias, so that may very well win out.
Alrighty, back to work.