Baseball is back in the Lehigh Valley, as the “Future IronPigs” travel North on Route 222 from Reading to challenge the Current IronPigs in a tune-up game at Coca Cola Park this evening.
Game Time: 6:35PM; Doors 5:30PM
Tickets: Widely available! Full Season Ticket Holders received complimentary tickets with their packages. Others may purchase tickets at the ticket windows for $6.00. 100% of ticket sales go to IronPigs Charities.
Seating: General Admission–first come, first served basis.
Club Level: Closed for this event.
Weather Forecast: 56 degrees with 50% chance of rain at game time (Source: Weather Channel App); 75 and sunny (Source: Kurt Landes)
Starting Pitchers: (proj:) Sean O’Sullivan (IronPigs) vs. Ben Lively (Future IronPigs)
Television: Service Electric TV-2 Sports
Radio: 1320/1230AM ESPN-Lehigh Valley (IronPigs, Matt and Jon); 98.5FM/1240AM (Reading, Mike Ventola)
Internet Audio: Try here
Why You Should Go To This Game: 10 Good Reasons Right Here
What’s Different This Year: Yes, we’ve seen this show before–kind of. One thing I noticed that’s a bit different is the “chirping” (still in hockey mode..) by both teams over social media. It started yesterday morning with a wager between IronPigs clubhouse manager Jason “Jay” Ross and Reading’s clubhouse manager Andrew “Nelly” Nelson. At stake is free dessert for the opposing team, I understand. Then, some of the players got involved. Tyler Henson and Brock Stassi in particular. Bragging rights, certainly at stake if not more: I’m predicting some spirited play tonight!
Worried About The Rain? Click here for rain policies, and here for advanced strategies. Because of the exhibition nature of this game, I wouldn’t be surprised if they just called it if it’s a wash over there, but if there’s a chance I think they’ll wait and try to get it in.
See you at the park,