Getting to CHS Field

It's No Mystery About Fireworks and Bobbleheads During July 21-27 Homestand

ST. PAUL, MN July 19, 2017

The Dog Days of Summer are in full effect, but for the St. Paul Saints that means we’re just hitting our stride.  Be prepared as we take you back to 1993, but give you a bobblehead to commemorate the occasion then add a little science to the game and not just the science of shooting off fireworks.

 

The homestand starts with a bang on Friday, July 21 at 7:05 p.m. as we honor the year of our inception, 1993. From Boyz II Men to the sweet melodies of Michael Bolton, sit back and let Kenny G and his saxophone take you back to the early 90’s. After the conclusion of the game, the tunes continue with Xcel Energy Friday Night Fireworks.

 

We combine mystery, science, television and baseball on Saturday, July 22 at 7:05 p.m. as we salute Mystery Science Theater 3000 presented by The College of St. Scholastica. Much like the cult of the Saints, Mystery Science Theater has become one of the most beloved TV shows of all time. We won’t force you to watch bad movies in space like Joel, but watch good baseball on Earth instead. The robots and fans will get tropical on Treasure Island Saturday.

 

Beauty is in the (pig’s) eye of the beholder and on Sunday, July 23 at 5:05 p.m., fans can get their very own Pig’s Eye Replica Jersey presented by Regions Hospital. The first 2,000 fans will receive the jersey that honors Pig’s Eye Pete and the heritage of St. Paul. Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant was one of the first settlers to live within the borders of what would become St. Paul. In the early 1800s, Parrant opened a tavern in an area that was known as Pig’s Eye Landing before it was renamed St. Paul. CHS Field won’t be as nutty as we go peanut free for the evening. Following the game, kids can run the bases and get team autographs on their Pig’s Eye jerseys on Select Heartland Chevy Dealers Sunday.

 

After a two-day hiatus for the 2017 All-Star Game, the Saints will be back in action on Wednesday, July 26 at 7:05 p.m. against the Sioux City Explorers. We continue our celebration of the Saints’ 25 seasons with the third installment of the Saints Silver Season Commemorative bobblehead giveaway.  This time you can add J.D. Drew, presented by Walser Automotive, to your collection. The first 1,500 fans will receive a bobblehead of one of the best players in Saints history. Drew was drafted number two overall by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1997 MLB Draft, but could not come to terms on his contract and signed with the Saints instead. He played in 44 games and hit .341 with 18 homeruns, leading the team to a division title.  He began the 1998 season in St. Paul and once again destroyed Northern League pitching hitting .386 with nine home runs and 33 RBI.  Drew became the fifth overall pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1998 Draft. He made his Major League debut with the Cardinals on September 8, 1998. Drew was traded to the Atlanta Braves for the 2004 season, his best of his career. He hit .305 with 31 homeruns and 93 RBI. He finished sixth in the MVP voting. Following that season, he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. On September 16, 2006 he was part of only the fourth-ever set of back-to-back-to-back-to-back homeruns. Drew then opted out of his contract after the 2006 season and signed with the Boston Red Sox. He was again part of a string of four straight homeruns on April 22, 2007. Drew was named American League Player of the Month in June 2008 after hitting .337 and blasting 12 homeruns. He retired from professional baseball at the end of the 2011 season. With one hand carrying your new J.D. Drew bobblehead, use the other to grab a hot dog at the craziest tailgate party on Walser Wednesday.

 

          On Thursday, July 27 at 7:05 p.m. we are giving away piggy banks to the first 1,000 kids under the age of 105 presented by Minnesota Credit Unions.  These pigs might be a little more thrifty than Mudonna. You can put all the pennies you save, on Thirsty Thursday presented by Sprint, on $1 beers in your shiny new piggybank.

 

          We’ll officially reach the All-Star break during this homestand which means we’re turning for home in what the Saints hope is a memorable season.  There is no mystery in what it will take to get into the playoffs, but don’t bank on the fact it will be easy.  This year’s team is hoping to win a title just like they did in 1993 and the bats will need to continue staying on fire like Drew did in 1997.  We have an (pig’s) eye to the final month of the season and it should be one to remember.

 

Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value.  Tickets begin at $5 for the Treasure Island berm seating (available only on day of game in person at the box office), $6 for bleacher seats, $14 for outfield reserved, $16 for the drink rail and $18 for infield reserved and home plate reserved.  Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket.  Post-Game Fireworks Supershows (August 31) are an additional $3 per ticket.  Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket.  Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price.  Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free. 

 

On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game.  Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.