After another successful season in 2013, the SwampDogs look to continue their winning tradition this year. Although last year ended with a heartbreaking loss in the third game of the East Semifinals, the SwampDogs have been hard at work assembling another talented group of decorated ballplayers. With a host of heavy hitters and a sound pitching staff, the Petitt Cup is on the mind of all within the organization.
The team will be led by David Tufo, in his first season as SwampDogs manager. Fans may remember Tufo as an assistant coach for the ’Dogs in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He returns to the SwampDogs this season after spending 2013 as the skipper of the Forest City Owls. Tufo served for a time as the interim manager of the SwampDogs in 2012, guiding the team to an 18-10 record.
“The Swamp” will host 32 unique theme nights, including four fireworks extravaganzas, 12 giveaway nights and three weekly promotions. New to “The Swamp” this season, teachers and students will enjoy 2 Cool For School Tuesdays, where you get two general admission tickets for the price of one with student or teacher ID! Also returning this year is Dunkin’ Donuts Wake-Up Wednesdays — Start your day off at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations to meet Fun-Go and SwampDogs players. Be sure not to miss out on the return of fan favorites such as StriKing Out Cancer Night, Scout Night, and Faith and Family Night. Debuting at “The Swamp” are Country Night and our Salute to Tom Hanks, along with many other exciting themes.
Once again, the SwampDogs will host the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team on June 24, and one month later will be the 10th Annual Family Fun Night and Fun-Go Bobblehead giveaway powered by BOB FM 96.5. Make sure to be a part of what promises to be the most fun-filled season yet.
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