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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Busy Night of Baseball

Jimmy Key signing autographs
 Former Syracuse Chief, Toronto Blue Jay, and NY Yankee Jimmy Key was at the stadium signing autographs today. TV Stevie thanked him for 1996.

Key also threw out the first pitch.
Jimmy Key throwing out first pitch

It was a very busy night at the ballpark, in front of a very scant crowd.  Besides Jimmy Key, the staff is busy promoting the upcoming breast cancer awareness night, part of which is sponsored by the Carol Baldwin Foundation. Carol's son Billy will be at the stadium that night. The Chiefs have very nice jerseys, too, even better than last years's pink one. I can't wait to start bidding on these.

         DA modeling Billy Baldwin's Jersey
And we ran into an old friend, Rob Edelman, who was at the game with his wife, Audrey Kupferberg. Rob & Audrey are
Rob Edelman
passionate about baseball. Rob told TV Stevie again tonight that if he lived closer to Syracuse, he'd be at every game. Rob has written several books about baseball. It's always a pleasure to see him at the stadium.

First Base Coach Waves:
  • Tug Hulett tipped his helmet
  • Michael Aubrey tipped his helmet
  • Gregor Blanco waved
  • Brad Peacock -- our bad! We didn't realize he was out there in the top of the ninth. Next time, Brad!
Jersey Raffle: Colin Ballester's Throwback Thursday Jersey from last season.
Intern modeling the Throwback Thursday Jersey from last season
Fun Thing of the Game: Tom Milone going three for three (okay, the last one was ruled an error, but still--) We have a sinking feeling Milone won't be pitching for Syracuse for much longer.
Tom Milone at bat

Milone and Lombardozzi scoring on Lombardozzi's home run
And we got to see CNY native Jason Grilli pitch.

Jason Grilli in action
Tomorrow night begins a 4-game homestand against the Buffalo Bison, which means we'll be able to see former Chief and one of our favorites, Jason Botts. And rumor has it that another favorite is coming back to Syracuse: Brian Bixler.  It's going to be a fabulous week.

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