Single Game Tickets, New Guy, Spongebob?
Welcome to Freedman
This week, the RedHawks welcomed Broadcasting and Media Relations assistant Alex Freedman to Oklahoma City. He will host the pre-game and postgame radio shows, while providing play-by-play at home. He will report from the studio during road games. In addition, Freedman will assist in the media relations department with releases, game notes and stories. He is back in the game after a long year removed. A native of St. Louis, Freedman spent four years as broadcaster with the High Desert Mavericks, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
Alex went to Northwestern, and his brother is currently a student at Vanderbilt. They’re doing something right in the Freedman family. For comparison’s sake, I hate math and went to a football school while chasing girls and drinking beer and running from cops. Then I turned 21.
Until Alex arrived, I did not know that anyone even made Northwestern mini football helmets. For the love of Pat Fitzgerald, install some lights in your football stadium.
Welcome to OKC…
Tickets on Sale Wednesday
Single-game RedHawks tickets, Bedlam Series tickets and all passes for the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship go on sale to the general public for the first time on Wednesday, March 21 at 9:00 a.m. The RedHawks Box Office on Mickey Mantle Drive will be open for walk-up customers, or you can order for the first time through Ticketmaster: www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 745-3000.
There are already two sold out RedHawks games; both are mid-week day games and field trip days for school kids: Wednesday, May 9 vs. Las Vegas and Tuesday, May 15 vs. Tucson.
I am sure that early and often on each of those field trip days that all of Bricktown, half of Deep Deuce and portions of the business district will hear the answer to the musical question, “Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?”
In addition, limited bleacher seats remain for the Saturday, June 2 game against the Iowa Cubs.
RedHawks Single Game Ticket Prices:
- Outfield Lawn: $5
- Third Base Terrace (Fri-Sun): $9
- Bleachers: $11
- Field Seats: $17
Incredible value for the price you pay. Throw in a free PlayBall program, and new food options for 2012 and this is a perfect affordable option for a night out with the family. Partial and full season tickets along with group seats are still available as well.
RedHawks Field at Bricktown is also the site for the final two games in the three-game conference Bedlam Series between the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Friday, May 4 game will be played at ONEOK Field in Tulsa, with the Saturday, May 5 and Sunday May 6 games in Oklahoma City. The Saturday game was a hard sell out last year, with Sunday’s coming fairly close. Get your tickets early. Prices for the Bedlam Series in Oklahoma City are $22, $17 and $13. Last season, Bedlam games were played during RedHawks home-opening weekend, forcing game time changes and the move of the Sunday RedHawks game to another month altogether. This year, the RedHawks are out on the road at Omaha during the games.
The Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship will again be held at RedHawks Field at Bricktown May 23 through May 27. The RedHawks will be on a 12-game tour of Reno, Colorado Springs and Albuquerque during that time. All session passes will be available starting Wednesday morning as well.
All tickets available starting Wednesday, March 21 at 9:00 a.m. Again, visit the RedHawks Box Office on Mickey Mantle Drive, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, call the RedHawks at (405) 218-1000 or visit www.okcredhawks.com.
A very important event is coming up Friday, March 30 with “Literacy Live,” the third annual awards luncheon for Community Literacy Centers, Inc. The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. I will be co-hosting the event with News 9’s Alex Cameron.
The guest speaker for the event is Jim Morris, better known as The Rookie. Dennis Quaid played Morris in the Disney movie about his life.
From the Literacy Live press release: “As a high school teacher and baseball coach, Morris thought his dream was over. He had his shot playing baseball, blew out his shoulder and retired without ever reaching the big leauges. Then, in 1999, he made a bet with his perpetually losing team: if they won the district championship, Morris (who threw a 98 mph fastball) would try out for the majors. The team went from worst to first, and Jim was soon on the road to becoming the oldest rookie in the major leagues, playing for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.”
This year’s honorees by the Coummunity Literacy Center are:
- Benefactor of the Year: Crawley Family Foundation
- Volunteer of the Year: Junior League of Oklahoma City
- Teacher of the Year: Rosemary Jansen
This will be an awesome event and it is for an outstanding cause. For tickets, call Nicole Thomas at (405) 706-7484 or visit www.communityliteracy.org.
National Anthem Finalists
Following The Oklahoman/Oklahoma City RedHawks National Anthem Auditions at Penn Square Mall, the RedHawks staff has worked through the scoring sheets, reviewed certain auditions and have come up with finalists. The winner will sing the National Anthem on Opening Night, and the announcement of the winner should come sometime next week. This will be a really tight battle to determine a winner, as all the finalists are REALLY strong.
There is a lot happening at the ballpark this week, with single game tickets on sale, a suite food-tasting event on Thursday night for suite holders to try new food options and high school baseball throughout the week (once the field dries out). Soon we will be talking daily about transactions, RedHawks games and road trip lunch food. It is coming fast.