Get ready to be Lowellized* over these next couple of days! Beyond Fenway is making our first trip up to LeLacheur Park tomorrow, so be sure to keep an eye out for some live blog posts and up-to-the-minute tweets about the day's action. Also, I'm going to run a little experiment to see who is paying attention (if anyone truly is). We will have our first ever prize giveaway at the game tomorrow! So if you are attending, all you have to do is tweet from your seat and you could win. The first person to send a Twitter post to @TheC40, with their seat location, will win an undetermined prize from the Spinners gift shop. How easy is that? Now let's see if we can execute it...there will be plenty of reminders.
Now on to some more pressing issues, specifically those involving MiLB.com's Minors Moniker Madness. The tournament has reached the Finals and now only two men with crazy denominations stand on the brink of history. In what can be called a prodigious matchup, Lowell Spinners outfielder Seth "The Hammer" Schwindenhammer faces off against NW Arkansas Naturals pitcher Rowdy Hardy. The Hammer is trying to pull off one of the greatest upsets in a seeded bracket tournament of any kind. He was the 15th seed out of the Natty Nattress Bracket and the whole Spinners organization is poised to push him to victory...they also do a great job of setting the stage:
"What started as an improbable journey now has the potential to be a reality as a small-town Illinois farm-boy now stands on the precipice of greatness.
An underdog story as a 15-seed with a 15-letter last name, Lowell Spinners outfielder Seth Schwindenhammer meets Royals pitching prospect Leonard Franklin Hardy for the title in the fourth annual "Minors Moniker Madness" at MiLB.com for the best name in Minor League Baseball."
So vote early and vote often because the tournament ends Tuesday night, August 17th at 11:59pm. You can also win great prizes simply by placing your vote for "The Hammer".
400 - "Tonight, we dine in Lowell!" - This past Tuesday, August 10th, the Lowell Spinners played host to their 400th consecutive sellout at LeLacheur Park. As the team celebrated the life of the park's namesake, the fans continued their amazing support for the organization. The streak dates back to August 2, 1999. Team Vice President and General Manager Tim Bawmann said, "We pride ourselves on treating every game at LeLacheur Park as if it were Opening Day and we will continue to do so for what we hope is another 400 consecutive sell-outs."
Beyond Fenway is certainly looking forward to being at LeLacheur for the 405th consecutive sellout on Sunday!
*Lowellized is not a real word and although we may have just made it up, we definitely do not approve of its use under any circumstance.