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Paige Dana

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Blue Rocks’ 2019 season features loaded lineup and loads of family fun


T
he Wilmington Blue Rocks are headed into their 27th season with a roster that is being called the third best in all of the Minor Leagues (that’s 160 teams!) by many baseball experts, including Baseball America.

As always, the non-baseball action is as much a part of the Blue Rocks experience as the play on the field. The Rocks will return with popular promotions such as Fireworks Fridays, Giveaways every Saturday, and the Bank of America Bobblehead Series.

Fireworks Fridays is a popular Blue Rocks tradition. After every home Friday game the sky will light up with a fireworks show set to music. The Bobblehead Series includes a Rocky Skywinkle Bobblehead as part of the Blue Rocks’ May the Force be With You celebration, a Lunar Landing Bobblehead for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon, and many more.

The fun doesn’t end there. The Blue Rocks will be adding some new promotional events to this season, including Dog Days and Wet Your Whistle Wednesdays, featuring $2 Miller Lights from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dog Days is presented by Concord Pet and Food Supplies every Tuesday and includes $1 Kunzler Hot Dogs and Tito’s Vodka “Yappy Hour” Specials from 5:30-7 p.m., along with the opportunity for fans to bring their four-legged friends to the ballpark for an evening of fun.

The Rocks season of excitement will continue with multiple celebrity appearances. WWE star Jake “The Snake” Roberts will sign autographs as part of Wrestling Night on Saturday, May 25. Richard Karn, who played Al Borland on the ‘90s sitcom Home Improvement, will meet Blue Rocks fans on Thursday, June 20. John O’Hurley, aka “J. Peterman” from Seinfeld, will make an appearance on Tuesday, July 23, for Seinfeld night. Lastly, Sandlot Night will be held on Friday, Aug. 2. The night will include an appearance by Tom Guiry, the actor who played Scotty Smalls in the iconic film.

The Rocks open the season at home on Thursday, April 4. For tickets and more information, visit milb.com/wilmington.

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