Sunday, March 31, 2013

ROSTERS ANNOUNCED!

O'Malley guards the Middle Infield again in '13
Pitchers
Matt Buschmann
Marquis Fleming
Merrill Kelly

Braulio Lara
Adam Liberatore
Victor Mateo, 
Jimmy Patterson
C.J. Riefenhauser
Enny Romero
Juan Sandoval
Neil Schenk
Albert Suarez
Jake Thompson

Catchers

Mark Thomas
Mayo Acosta
Sexton will be swingin for the Skitz this year

Infielders Robi Estrada
Shawn O'Malley
Robby Price
Cameron Seitzer
Greg Sexton
Riccio Torrez  
Outfielders Todd Glaesmann
Kevin Kiermaier
Mikie Mahtook
Ty Morrison




Looks like pretty much what we expected. A nice outfield this year with Mahtook, TyMo and new additions Glaesmann and Kiermaier.




HOW DID I DO?
The predictions in January weren't too far off! I picked Kelly, Rief and Thompson. Sp's Cruz and Barnese were released last week, also wrong on Paduch and Dyer. Fleming was about the only reliever I picked correctly, though Nevarez is rehabbing and may join the Skitz later.


I called Bailey and Albernaz as catchers, along with Wendt. I would have done better at this position if it weren't for Wendt being suspended for taking an Adderall! Thomas and Acosta are fine backstops, and it was a tossup as to who we got this season behind the plate.


In the outfield I knew Mahtook and Morrison would return, they looked to have unfinished business here, and Kiermaier was certainly due a promotion. I am a little surprised we didn't get Velazquez back after his injury last year, and I am sure Rogers will be along soon to round out my oufield predictions.


The infield got me, I only called Price and Sexton right - Deitrichs trade threw off the whole scenario for me. Im glad to get Omalley back, as well as Estrada, Seitzer and Torres, all should work well on the infield together.




SOUTHERN LEAGUE SEASON TICKET REVIEW




PEARL MS


Full Season 70 game price: $900 -saves $190


Parking pass: Free or optional VIP pass purchase

Braves Field, Pearl Ms.


Extras:
Exclusive deep discounts on Atlanta Braves home games via a private web page

Participate in batting practice with players and coaches

Drawings for prizes to season ticket holders

Free Atlanta Braves museum visit

20% discount at Braves Clubhouse Store at CNN Center in Atlanta
Dedicated concession stand with discount
15% season long discount in team store
Discount in Farm Bureau Grill

Free Fun Zone wristbands for kids all season
Additional meet and greet opportunities with players
VIP Card - good for discounts at area merchants
Referral program - discounts for referring friends

Free autographed photos of former M-Braves players

Mississippi Braves road trip(s)  to Gwinnett, Rome and/or Atlanta
Daily press/game notes e-mailed
Special VIP entrance gate
VIP parking at a discount
Discount on nightly suite rentals and party areas

Discount on baseball camp
golf tournament
Early entry into park every game (15 - 30 minutes)
Exclusive lapel pin

Free behind the scenes tour
Power luncheons with Braves players and staff
Special e-mail newsletter for season ticket holders
Individual tickets to share with friends and family

Exclusive autograph session to meet M-Braves players
Monthly pre-game cocktail party
Exclusive free food and merchandise nights

Promotions:
magnet schedule
Crawfish boil
SciFi and Comic convention night
Hidden Valley Salad Dressing Sampling nights
Kroger coupon nights
Soccer ball giveaway

Holy Smokes! Thats a TON of FANTASTIC promotions!  

The Braves are the bus drivers, taking everyone to school on how to make fans feel wanted and appreciated. This sets the bar pretty high, looks like every team in the SL could take a lesson on how to treat their season ticket holders. Certainly this is the best value for the price, clearly blowing away every front office. No chance the Skitz repeat the "Promotions of the Year" award they picked up this offseason.

Hopefully the rest of the Southern League sees how its done and steps up to the plate to compete! That is an INCREDIBLE and SUPER value! This is the best season ticket in the league!

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