I was just taking a look at the Reading promo schedule and trying to match it up with the IronPigs home dates. (the full schedule is here ) Here are some things I noticed, by date:
Tuesday April 1, 6:35PM: The 222 game. Just as we suspected/already purchased tickets for. There will be a pre-game autograph session (just the Reading players if it matches last time). Many of the early season Fightins games will be 6:35PM, BTW, so check your schedule if you’re heading down.
Thursday April 3, 7:05PM: Opening Day for Reading features an Utley Bobble Doll and Autographed jersey raffle, and cocktails on the warning track…sounds great! I was tempted, but opening days are often “amateur hour” and I don’t really want to make it more crowded for the season ticket holders. But,….
Friday April 4, 7:05PM: …these early games are tempting if I’m not driving through the woods of Rhode Island trying to get to Pawtucky. A Reading Red Sox throwback cap for adults this night. If you can’t wait for early season baseball and don’t want to drive to Rhode Island, this might be the game for you!
Saturday April 5, 6:05: Fireworks and a beer tasting. If I can’t make it to Friday night, perhaps this one.
Friday Apri 18, 7:05PM: Ryne Sandberg throwback Bobble Doll. I’m really considering this. That bobble doll (they’re dolls. if you’re not comfortable with that then quit collecting them.) looks pretty cool. And Fridays are my days off. If the weather’s nice, I might get in line early for this one. The IronPigs are in Moosic with a visit from the Mountain Man. For you it might be different, but for me Sandberg Bobble >> Mountain Man.
Monday May 5, 6:35PM: Fightins Beer Yard for first 1000 21+. I’ve been meaning to get a beer yard. I wonder if it’s a full yard or just a half? No matter. I’m in. The IronPigs are in Charlotte.
Thursday May 22, 11:35AM: An Education Day in Reading. But, the IronPigs are home! So this might be an opportunity if you desire two games in one day…
Monday June 9, 9:35AM: Every year they have a morning game. I think the players hate this more than just about anything. But, I’ve always wanted to try one. If we could find an afternoon game, it’s an opportunity for THREE games in a day, with the IronPigs home at 7:05PM. Alas, it can’t be done. Checked Philly, Moosic, Lakewood, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Camden….appears nothing within driving distance. I think the IronPigs should do a 1:35PM “Business Person’s Special” on this day next season, and we’ll find a night game elsewhere. That would work!
Thursday June 12, 7:05PM: Jim Bunning Bobble Doll and autograph session. Plus a beer tasting! IronPigs are in Rochester!
Wednesday July 9, 7:05PM: Dom Brown Bobble Doll. IronPigs in Indy.
Sunday July 27, 1:35PM: Cole Hamels Bobble Doll! For the Kiddos! As it should be… IronPigs are in Buffalo.
Friday August 8, 7:05PM: Human cannon ball launch! I understand only one guy gets to do it, but if you paired this with the beer tasting the night before, you might get some volunteers. Just saying. IronPigs are in Toledo.
The Fightins tweeted me that they’re not planning a wing fest this season, which is a shame. I’ve been to a couple of those and they’re a good time–they’ve done a nice job with them and the wings were super.