Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Cleaning the Dugout

Just a few notes from around minor league ballparks:

Little Legend: The Lexington Legends kicked off a program they called “Lexington's Little Legend of 2008” during their first home game of the season. The Little Legend is the baby born closest to the official first pitch at their first home game of the season on April 7.

The honors and prizes bestowed on the Little Legend’s family include a baby fit and a childhood-long membership in the kids club.

Not a bad idea, guys.

Charleston two-step: Fresh off their Writers Strike Back promotion where Charleston made its public address announcer Ken Carrington ad-lib the entire game – including promos – the RiverDogs show they can help the community. Friday they host Salute to Larry Riggs night.

Riggs, the women’s basketball coach at Charleston Southern, has been diagnosed with cancer. The night will serve as a fundraiser for Riggs, who will throw out the first pitch.

The Dugout will also feature another Charleston promotion in the coming days.

Kicking it around: Jupiter pitcher Jeff Allison is off to a good start in the race for hard luck pitcher of the year. In his second start since missing two years battling substance abuse and legal problems, the former first round draft choice allowed a single unearned run and did not factor in the decision.

Allison is 0-1 on the season despite not allowing an earned run in seven innings of work.

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