Saints Upcoming Homestand Proves We Always Know How to Have Unbelievable FunST. PAUL, MN August 8, 2012
Saints Upcoming Homestand Proves We Always Know How to Have Unbelievable Fun
August 08, 2012 at 4:54 PM
ST. PAUL, MN (August 8, 2012) – Don’t let anybody else tell you what to believe or think as the St. Paul Saints get ready for their first full homestand in August. Let the fireworks begin by making everyone feel welcome at Midway Stadium. Honor professional baseball scouts past and present with an ice, cold Killebrew Root Beer. And don’t be mainstream man! It’s not Hipster Night. Or is it?
The homestand begins on Friday, August 10 at 7:05 p.m. as the Saints welcome the Amarillo Sox into town for the first and only series between the teams this season. It’s a Night of Unbelievable Fun presented by MN Atheists and American Atheists as we welcome all comers to the ballpark. We let those that have seen UFO’s, the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot share their beliefs. We can all agree a Saints victory would be nice, and, regardless of the result, everyone in attendance will be able to enjoy another Friday Night Fireworks display presented by Xcel Energy.
On Saturday, August 11 at 7:05 p.m. it’s Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame Night presented by Killebrew Root Beer. Players, managers, executives, and even broadcasters are rightly honored in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But what about the lifers? The ones who sit behind home plate with their clipboards and radar guns offering a Saints player the chance to play with a Major League organization. It’s time to honor and reflect on scouts both past and present as we induct Al Avila, of the Detroit Tigers, into the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame. Be sure to study up for Success Saturday’s presented by University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
The Amarillo series ends on Sunday, August 12 at 1:05 p.m. with Half Pint Heroes Day presented by Memorial Blood Centers. Prior to the game it’s your chance to give back with our pre-game blood drive. Also, if you’re interested, research a local blood drive near you because just a little bit can save a life and make a difference. Plus, you get a cookie at the end! As is custom every season, the Saints will also have their Team Card Set Giveaway presented by Spare Key and Impressions Printing. If you collect them or just happen to be here on the right day, this is always one of the biggest giveaways of the year. The coaching staff hasn’t changed much, but most of the players are different from last season. Compare Willie Cabrera and Jose Hernandez’ stats. Quiz your friend on where the Townsend brothers live in Kentucky. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive the 20th season team card set. The 2012 St. Paul Saints will be coming home with you! If receiving baseball cards isn’t enough then you’re in luck. Fans will also receive logo baseballs courtesy of St. Croix Orthopaedics. Following the game, kids run the bases and get autographs from the entire Saints team.
Monday, August 13 at 7:05 p.m. ushers in a brand new three-game series against those familiar August rivals, the Gary SouthShore RailCats. It’s not HIPSTER NIGHT, so DO not WEAR FLANNEL and DO not RIDE YOUR FIXED GEAR. Make sure you bring your own fixie, so you can take part in the Fixie Stand-Off. The Saints have teamed up with the Minnesota Beard-Off and the Minneapolis Beard and Mustache Club to promote the first beard race in the history of the St. Paul Saints! Contestants will be shaved clean during the game in a barber’s chair on the main concourse. From the night of the game until the Minnesota Beard Off in March the contestants will be unable to shave. Weekly pictures of their facial hair growth will be updated on the group’s website with charitable donations going to Second Harvest. This “race” will help raise money for a great cause, so support the staches! It’s also BUZ’N Buck Beer Night, so in between contestants getting shorn go grab a cold one for just $1. The Saints bring back the fastest growing game in America, The Drinking Spelling Bee.
A quick turnaround on Tuesday, August 14 at 12:05 p.m. will be the earliest start time of the year because it’s a Midway Matinee. Join us for baseball and brunch. No, not actual brunch, but if you can pretend that hot dogs and cheese curds would fit the bill de fare, then you’ve come to the right place. An early game at high noon will be the perfect way to start a Tuesday and will most certainly set the tone for the rest of the week. It never hurts to be lucky because it’s St. Croix Casino Big Money Tuesdays with a chance to win up to $77,777.
The homestand concludes on Wednesday, August 15 at 7:05 p.m. “Popcorn! Peanuts! Pop!” They parade through the stands to provide fans with sustenance and nourishment, so 25 years after Waldo’s first appearance, the Saints are asking, “Where’s Wally?” A nod to the legendary Wally the Beer Man and other Great Vendors presented by Walser Automotive Group. The middle of the week is always a party at the ballpark thanks to Walser Wednesdays. Come early to join the craziest tailgate of the year with Saints players.
Midway through the final month of the season and the summer is strangely coming to a fast end. This six-game homestand only continues the tradition of excellence in the fun department. Sit with strangers and enjoy a Saints game because maybe they know something about catcher Alex Garabedian that wasn’t printed on the back of his baseball card. Ok, so night games aren’t really your style. Take in a matinee and pretend it’s a Broadway musical. The bottom line is making sure you’re here because there’s something for everyone.
Tickets for Saints home games are $5 for general admission, $8 for outfield reserved and $12 for infield reserved. Tickets purchased on the Day of the Game are an additional $1 per ticket. Children under the age of 14 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free. Tickets are available by contacting the Saints ticket office at 651-644-6659 or visiting saintsbaseball.com.