Category: Dailies

the 2009 home baseball season is over..

well hello there friends and thanks for checking out MY blog…Diggin’ In to the Legends!

The 2009 season Legends baseball season has concluded and I tell ya what…it’s kinda sad 😦

5 long grueling months, filled with 70 home baseball games takes a toll on a person especially after a while.

But, while there were many ups and downs, highs and lows for our 2009 Lexington Legends baseball team, which is normal, the folks like me, inside the front office stayed on an incredible all-season long!

Going into this season, we were all well aware that the season would definitely present us with a few obstacles. The economy had the world all crazy-eyed and freaked out, but our staff went ahead and still kept at it, trying to make new sales…It was well documented that our 2008 Legends team had one of the worst years on field in all of minor league baseball…so many folks were leary as the 2009 season approached..

This willd and wicked weather impacted many of our games this year too…but, all in all…regardless of whatever adversity our staff faced, we kept on “truckin” and survived it all and made the best of it!

Take a look at a couple “preview” pictures from the 2009 season and reflect…I’ll be adding some more soon..

I’ll be vacationing soon so be sure to check back into this awesome blog right after Labor Day as I start talking to you about post-baseball fun-ness.

Be in touch soon..

until next time,

keep it SUPER fans!

-Mario

 
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Legends Hit the Road as the Season is About to Close…

ANOTHER successful, rain-filled 8-day homestand is down in the books here at Applebee’s Park and I thank you for checking out the 183th edition of Diggin’ in to the Legends with me…SuperMario!

WOW! Where in the heck has this season/summer gone? It’s blazed on by faster than normal and our hometeam Legends season is just about done. 7 home games are left and you don’t want to miss out on alllll the action packed things we have coming up. More on that later..

However, if you missed some of the games we had during the past eight days, SHAME ON you…but, it’s okay, I have you covered…I’ll be adding some schweet pictures from some of the games soon..

While our hometeam had a rough time here these last few days at the Orchard, they hit the road later this afternoon to begin their next road series. The trip first takes them to Kannapolis as they battle with the Intimidators through Thursday. After that, the Legends head to Greensboro, North Carolina to take on the Grasshoppers. They return back to Applebee’s Park for the FINAL homestand of the the 2009 season on Tuesday, August 25th.

Make sure you keep in touch and keep checking this blog to find out more about what we have planned for the last 7 games of the season.

Until then fans,

keep it SUPER,

-Mario

Legends Kick Off 9th Homestand of the Year with Rain Showers…

Hola Mi Amigos and welcome back into the greatest blog you will read…all day…I am your main main, SuperMario.

Hello friends, we’re getting locked and loaded for another set of games here at Applebee’s Park…8 to be exact.

It’s Sun Tan City Ladies Night on this rainy, Wednesday night. Our hometeam looks to pick up a ‘W’ against those Lake County Captains at 7:05pm. Tonight, begins night numero uno of our 2009 Media Mogul Madness! WKYT news reporter and anchor, Mark Kennedy starts things off tonight.

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Thursday, ZROCK 103.3’s radio personality, Twitch will be calling the game from the press box for KY Lottery Thirsty Thursday.

Friday, LEX18 Chief Meterologist Bill Meck will be taking on the microphone duties as Applebee’s Park host the Opening Ceremonies for the 2009 Bluegrass State Games. Jared “the Subway Guy” Fogle will be on-hand as well to talk about helping “Get Healthy Kentucky.”

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We definitely can’t forget about Saturday, when 107.9 the BEAT’s Jay Alexander goes to the Legends boothon NFL Night when the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders shake and bake for all you Legends fans! Bryan Station High School Defender and Hall of Famer, former Pittsburgh Steeler, Dermontti Dawson will be enjoying the ode to the pigskin lovers!

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until next time,

keep it SUPER fans!

-Mario  

 

Legends End a Long BUT Successful 8 Game Homestand……

The Lexington Legends baseball team just completed a “SUPER” fantastic homestand out at the Orchard as they hosted both the Charleston RiverDogs and the Savannah SandGnats. The Legends were 2 and 8 in eight days and hit the road Tuesday to travel down to take on the ‘Dogs again in Charleston…Let’s wish them all the best luck while on the road. Come back with some wins! On the mound for the Legends, for Wednesday’s night game will be Brad Dydalewicz.


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I mentioned how we had a great homestand, well I have some pictures below that back that up…

The Legends were pleased to have none other than UK basketball standout, Patrick Patterson make an appearance at Applebee’s Park to throw out a ceremonial first pitch. He brought a few friends along with him as you can tell…new and current UK Basketball players…Daniel Orton, Kevin Galloway and Matt Pilgram. They all stopped by on our Thirsty Thursday and I’m sure loaded up on all those dollar…Pepsi’s!

Thumbnail image for 4427_576195657603_48200609_34080623_4543092_n.jpgSaturday, was our annual IncrediPet Bark in the Night and we had over 300 dogs and thousands of fans who invaded Applebee’s Park to be apart of the festivities. Jake the Diamond Dog also was out and about and “wooed and wowed” the crowd at Applebee’s Park as those Legends hosted the Savannah SandGnats.

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Sunday, the Lexington Legends also hosted its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day where we were able to raise over $3500 in proceeds for the event to go to the UK Markey Center. The Legends players wore pink pinstriped jerseys like the one myself and our on-field announcer Mykraphone Mike are modeling. Also with us below is Vicki Blevins. She is the Director of Kentucky Pink Link. This community organization is only about a year old but does sooooo much to help out folks affected by this serious and very terrible cancer. Check out their website to learn more: www.kypinklink.com

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We ended this fantabulous homestand on Monday, May 18th with our Education Day/Mascot Olympics. And guess what!?!?!…We had wild and crazy crowd of 6,000+ students, teachers and baseball fans who all got to watch the Legends “DO WORK” and win the game 3-2 over the SandGnats. We had some cool friends walking around the orchard as you could tell too. Fun fun times all around.

Education Day 002.jpg The Legends return to baseball action here at Applebee’s Park on Friday, May 29th. The night caps off our unusual but still cool, four-day homestand against the Augusta GreenJackets. It’ll be Cartoon Character Night here. Don’t miss your all favorite cartoon and movie characters such as Cinderella, Snow White, the Simpsons and MORE when they visit the Legends game. Meet all your favorite characters and get autographs, pictures and fun throughout the game as they roam Applebee’s Park. Then stick around after the game and watch the best fireworks show in town brought to you by ADI!  

For more information on all the other cool promotions and all things LEGENDS…log onto www.lexingtonlegends.com OR check us out on these other websites to get your “Legends Fix.”

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until next time,

keep it SUPER fans!

-Mario