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Legends Radio Caravan Complete…National Anthem Tryouts, Complete, Next Up…

Well Hello Hello Hello! Hiii Legends Fans!

Welcome into the 162nd edition of Diggin’ In to the Legends with SuperMario and EBJ!

We’re EXACTLY 56 days away (YIKES!!!) from Opening Day 2009 for the Lexington Legends baseball team and the excitement is definitely starting to build here at good ole Applebee’s Park.

                                                                                                                                            
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SANY0841.JPGLast Thursday, marked the conclusion of the Legends Radio Caravan that literally criss-crossed the Central Kentucky area. As mentioned during the last couple of blogs, we made stops in five different counties and met with folks from all walks of life. Our final stops on the express brought us to Danville and Lexington. In Danville, we met up with students from the Kentucky School for the Deaf down at a Fazolis restaurant on Hustonville Road. The kids were great and enjoyed all the festivities we had to offer.

SANY0851.JPGOver back in the home city of Lexington, our home turf, the world famous Makers Mark Club just inside Applebee’s Park hosted Legends fans as we ended our weeklong caravan.

 

But, since we’re gearing up for the big day, there obviously, is no end in sight as this past weekend was a BIG 2-days for the Lexington Legends. Our 2009 National Anthem Tryouts were held and definitely was a SUCCESS!!!!

Hundreds of people took turns belting out The Star-Spangled Banner at Fayette to audition for a chance at singing the national anthem at a Lexington Legends home game this year.

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It’s Monday now, so EVERYONE here in our office is trying to recover from the weekend and get ready for our next projects that are just around the corner.

Keep your computer screens locked into the hottest blog in all of the minor leagues for all the latest updates on Applebee’s Park and the Lexington Legends, here at legends.mlblogs.com

Have a great day everyone!

keep it SUPER fans!

-Mario

 oh and ps…HAPPY PRESIDENT’s day!

Happy GroundHog Day!!!!

Well Hello baseball fans, welcome into the 158th edition of minor league baseball’s hottest and #1 blog…Diggin’ In to the Legends!

Punxsutawney Phil.jpgAs the title of this fantastic blog reads, it’s Groundhog Day here in America and the world’s most famous groundhog (Punxsutawney Phil) saw his shadow Monday morning, predicting that this already long winter will last for six more weeks.

The annual ritual takes place on Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill in Punxsutawney, a borough of about 6,100 residents some 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

According to German superstition, if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2 — the Christian holiday of Candlemas — winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says, spring will come early.

Well fortunately, spring time in Lexington means baseball season is here and in play. As we always do, the countdown is definitely on as we inch a little closer and closer to Opening Day 2009.

70 days is how close we exactly are and you can bet, everyone here in the Legends front office is pumped and jacked for Monday, April 13, 2009!

Our 2009 season slogan is Fun and Games…Just Add You. So, with that our wheels are starting to spin and our marketing/promotional plan for the season is beginning to roll so make sure you keep checking out this blog to find out where YOU can see the Lexington Legends out here NEXT.


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Wednesday, February 11 – Legends Radio Caravan – Somerset, Richmond)

Thursday, February 12 – Legends Radio Caravan – Frankfort, Lexington)

Saturday, February 14 – 2009 National Anthem Tryouts, Fayette Mall (12p-4p)

Sunday, February 15 – 2009 National Anthem Tryouts, Fayette Mall (1p-3p)

Monday, February 23 – Strike Out Against Tobacco Presentation – Bryan Station Magnet Middle School (Lexington)

Wednesday, February 25 – Strike Out Against Tobacco Presentation – Lafayette High School (Lexington)

If you would like for Big L to come out to your next school, business or event, contact me/SuperMario at the Legends office today…859.252.4487

Finally two more shameless plugs for you…HAHA.

Next weekend, February 14th and 15 are the 2009 National Anthem tryouts.

NationalAnthemPoster.jpgEach candidate will sing the national anthem at the tryouts, and those selected from the tryouts will sing the anthem at a Legends game this season.

For more information, or to reserve a time in the tryout lineup, call 859 252-4487. Walk-ups are welcome as well.

And…

Warm up this winter with some baseball talk!

“Legends Inside Scoop” is a weekly radio program that airs Tuesday nights from 7:20 p.m.- 8 p.m. on ESPN Sports Radio 1300, the flagship station of the Lexington Legends radio network.


Keith.gifJoin Legends’ play-by-play broadcaster Keith Elkins for news, interviews with guests from major and minor league baseball and the latest from the Legends each week throughout the year. New Legends manager Tom Lawless was a recent guest, as were veteran pitching coach Charley Taylor and the Houston Astros’ Scout of the Year for 2008, Nick Venuto.

You’ll also learn about the plans for the great promotions coming up at Applebee’s Park in 2009. Step into summer each Tuesday night – with “Legends Inside Scoop.”

Alright, that’s all for me on this edition of the first ever Legends blog!

Have fantastic Monday and check back soon to Diggin’ In to the Legends!

keep it SUPER fans,

-Mario 

                                                                                        

Baseball Season Is Just Around the Corner….

It’s Tuesday morning in the bluegrass state, which means it’s only 90 days until the start of Lexington Legends 2009 baseball!

Are YOU excited? The 2009 season is going to be a year of Fun and Games…Just Add You!

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a post, so my SUPER apologies for the delay…it’s been a busy couple of weeks for all of us here at Applebee’s Park…we’re putting the final touches on National Anthem Tryout dates…and all of the other fun promotions to get people…fans like YOU, pumped up for Opening Day 2009..which if you have forgotten for some reason, it’s coming up on Monday, April 13th, 2009.

Be sure to keep checking in and reading Diggin’ In to the Legends over the next few weeks as we update you on all the crazy happenings as we lead up to the big day. Take a look below on how you can keep up with Big L and all of our Legends appearances out in the community!

Upcoming Big L Appearances

Thursday, January 15th                                                                                                                   Arlington Elementary (Lexington) 5:30pm (Big L), (Elle)
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FridayJanuary 16th
Nicholasville Elementary (Nicholasville8:30am9:15am
 
Thursday, January 22
Kingston Elementary (Richmond2pm-3pm
 
Friday, January 23
Russell Cave Elementary (Lexington) 12:00pm-1:00pm
 
Friday, January 23
Kentucky Press Association (Louisville) (6pm7pm) at the Galt House
 
Monday, January 26 (TENTATIVE)
Rockcastle County High School (Mt. Vernon)
 
Thursday, January 29 (TENTATIVE)
Clark County Middle School (Winchester)
 
MLB.com reporter, Alyson Footer posted an updated story of Legends catcher, Max Sapp, who has been battling viral meningitis..Check that below as well:
 

Sapp Max_4399.jpgHOUSTON — Catching prospect Max Sapp, hospitalized for nearly a month with viral meningitis, was discharged and returned home Friday.

“He’s very glad to be back home,” said his agent, Doug Rogalski, in an e-mail Friday afternoon.

The 20-year-old Sapp had been hospitalized since Dec. 11, when he was taken to an Orlando-area emergency room following an apparent seizure after completing his early afternoon workout.

Sapp was diagnosed with viral meningitis and chronic sinus disease. Doctors determined that the sinus condition led to an abnormal susceptibility to the meningitis virus.

Sapp’s course of treatment included heavy doses of antibiotics to treat the meningitis and pneumonia, and included a surgical procedure to rectify his sinus issues on Dec. 14.

Sapp required the use of a respirator for more than two weeks after suffering three episodes where he stopped breathing.   

Alright, Legends Fans…that’s about it on yet another successful edition of Diggin’ In to the Legends…be sure to keep your webpage locked into minor league baseball’s HOTTEST blog!

until next time,

keep it SUPER fans!

-Mario