Tagged: Legends

Happy Monday!!!!

Happy Monday to one and all!!!!

First off, this craazy Kentucky weather is starting to get a little out of hand.
Last week, we had 70s for highs, mixed in with a few 60s here and there…and then at night it was at one point, 40 degrees!!! Shew!!!
Now, today the forecast is calling for mid-80s!
It may sound like I’m complaining but, I’m not…just want a little more consistency.  haha. I’m done “venting” about the weather…on to Diggin’ In to the Legends!!!

Some of you die-hard LEGENDS fans may know, but I’m sure everyone else may not know about some of the staff changes that have taken place in the front office during this off-season.
First off, during the actual season, our long-time Elite Service Director turned Director of Ticket Operations Beth Goldenberg left to pursue other opportunities. She had been with the team since season 1. Her replacement is David Barry. He has been with the Legends since 2003. He started as an intern and then worked his way up to Senior Group Sales Representative.  He is going to do a fine job with his new position as Box Office Manager and I’m pumped for him.

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And, effective last week I have a new title..
I’m going from Promotions Coordinator to Director of Fun.
How sweet is that? I’ll still be doing the same “fun” things with the team, just with a little new added flare.

I’m sure you all read a few posts ago about the new hire of Ty Cobb!!
The LEGENDARY hire, take on all the Media and Creative Services here at the ballpark and will begin soon here at Applebee’s Park in the coming days.
Should be interesting…
He originally interned this past season with our “sister team” the Omaha Royals, in the marketing department.
From what I hear, he definitely has his stuff together so we’ll see what happens!

We also recently just wrapped up the hiring of some new sales folk…when they are officially announced, I’ll be sure to let you know right here in Diggin’ In to the Legends!!!

Besides all that, I’m ‘SUPER’ busy trying to get/find opportunities for Big L to get out and be involved in the community…so keep your eyes open, the Lexington Legends will be hitting the streets and might just pop up at your next event.

Other than that, for all you horse lovers, here in Lexington, a place called Keeneland opened up for its Fall Meet. I ended up going with some friends, spent too much and got an un-needed tan. hahaa.
But, its alot of fun and if you have a chance during the next two weeks, I recommend you to hit the race tracks up.
You’ll enjoy it!

That’s all for now..
Until next time, keep it SUPER..

-Mario

LEGENDS force extra innings, can they make it 3 wins in a row….

Thanks for taking time to read minor league baseball’s #1 blog…Diggin In To the Legends…

It took 10 innings, but the LEGENDS couldn’t pull out the ‘W’ in their four-game series with the Hickory Crawdads..

The final score ended up being 7 to 5 as the hometeam was defeated on a two-out, two-run double in the top of the 10th inning.
With that loss, the LEGENDS ended up splitting the four-games series with the Crawdads and now host the “powerful” team of West Virginia in their final four home games of the season at Applebee’s Park.

Thumbnail image for Myron Noodleman.jpgAs usual, the gates open up at 6pm, the first pitch is at 7:05pm and all the fun will be held during those nine innings of baseball.

If you’re looking for something to do/see at the ballpark other than baseball tonight, national performer, Myron Noodleman will be strutin’ it up and making fans laugh all night long as his brings his trademark moves and overall “funny-ness” to the Orchard. Just a little history about Mr. Noodleman, he used to be a high school teacher but then left to become a national performer. He has been performing for 14 years now and he got in the “funny” business after he won a Halloween Costume Contest!

Don’t miss out at all.
There are only 4 more games left.

Get your tickets online at http://www.lexingtonlegends.com or call the box office at 859.422.RUNS TODAY!

that’s all for now, see YOU tonight!
until next time, keep it SUPER!

-Mario

LEGENDS do it AGAIN, oh my! take two…

“Do you believe in miracles…”
Yes…
That’s the phrase made famous 28 years ago by legendary broadcaster, Al Michaels during the 1980 Olympics when the U.S Hockey team shocked the Soviets in an epic battle of ice superiority..

But, as EVERYONE knows, the LEGENDS have had their troubles of late on the field…but, during the bottom of the ninth inning during the last Thirsty Thursday of the 2008 season, the hometeam found themselves down in the score book, 5 to 3…
Most fans, of course, started making their way out of Applebee’s Park because they assumed the ballgame was over..

Well, not soo fast my friends.
One of the newest additions to the Lexington Legends, 3rd baseman Chris Jackson hit a three-run home run to send the Legends to their second walk-off win in two days. Jackson’s three-run “BROADWAY bomb” capped a 5-run ninth inning
rally.

So momentum is DEFINITELY on the LEGENDS side as they enter their final game of their series TONIGHT against those Crawdads…
Gates open at 6pm & First Pitch is at 7:05pm..
We’re giving away only a selected amount of special edition Josh Anderson Statues tonight when the gates open…it’s all through our big sponsor of the night…Eastern Kentucky University.
Should be hot night at Applebee’s Park.. 


Thats all for now…

until next time,
keep it SUPER…

-Mario

8 HOME games left….

So the Lexington Legends kick off their FINAL homestand of the season, tomorrow Tuesday August 19th at 7:05pm versus the Hickory Crawdad.

As I blogged about during the last post, our Legends have had a tough time as of late getting those bats moving.
At last check on Thursday, the team picked up their first win in eleven games..
😦

But, NEVER fear…
With 8 HOME games left, hopefully those bats start a-swingin and those runs start coming in and those L’s get switched to W’s.

Since tomorrow is Tuesday that means its Quarter-HotDog night. It’s also a Chevron 2-for-1 Tuesday night, which means, if you get 8 gallons of gas or more at any local Chevron you can get a voucher for 2-for-1 tickets from the cashier. 
Pretty Sweet deal, huh?

Well…
Hopefully, WE see you at the game tomorrow.
Let’s keep cheering for the home team!

that’s all for now..

keep it SUPER,
Mario

Famous Staches…

Hello ALL:

I hope everyone had a FANTABULOUS weekend.
I of course, enjoyed another GREAT weekend away from the ballpark.
Whether it was hitting up the downtown scene or being at Rupp Arena in Lexington both on Friday and Saturday night…I definitely had a blast.

For those keeping count…I’m officially OUT in the Stache Bash ’08 hair-fest, but some in our front office are keeping it going and when you see the updated pictures, I’m sure you will enjoy them very much.

Onto today’s Famous Stache of the Day..

ron burgundyLegendary Anchorman, Ron Burgundy.
🙂

He is a five-time (local) emmy award-winning journalist, he is the main anchor for the KVWN Channel Four News Team from 1964 to 1977. Always confident and well-dressed, he is nevertheless ignorant, egoistical, misogynistic, and narcissistic,
but also remains the rock for the entire group. He develops an
infatuation with newcomer Veronica Corningstone, initially having
trouble wooing her with tried and true measures that allegedly won him
many bimbo-type women in the past. He has a great fondness for a good glass of scotch-whiskey, poetry, and his best friend/pet dog Baxter, and plays a mean jazz pipe. He refers to his fists as Jack Johnson and Tom O’Leary, calls his arms “guns”, and is most definitely not afraid to resort to fisticuffs.”

Thanks to my good friends at wikipedia.org for helping with the bio for Mr. Burgundy.

The homestand kicks off THIS WEDNESDAY night as its Ladies Night here at Applebee’s Park, which means
Ladies (and gentlemen) can buy one ticket and get another for FREE when you present your Sun Tan City card at the box office!
It’s a 8-day homestand, so there is no reason that you should miss a chance at stopping by to catch a game.

That’s all for now, but TRUST ME, I’ll be writing back soon.
Thanks for reading.

keep it SUPER fans!
-Mario