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Get a Look at the "Backside" of a Moon(ing) as Saints Release All 50 Promotions for 2019

April 9, 2019 - American Association (AA) - St. Paul Saints News Release

ST. PAUL, MN - St. Paul Saints fans love getting involved and since moving into CHS Field in 2015 promotions have been created one after another to give them what they want. Whether it's 8,000 people whacking each other with a pillow, throwing food at each other, getting a workout in with a Squat-a-lot-a-thon, or putting their right hand on red in the largest game of Twister, these full crowd participation promotions have become fan favorites. The 2019 promotional schedule will once again leave fans "over the moon" in what is sure to be an epic fifth season in Lowertown.

The promotion is 50 years in the making and will be One Small Step for Man, One Giant Mooning for Mankind. On Tuesday, July 16, nearly 50 years to the day of Neil Armstrong becoming the first man on the moon, the first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a pair of Saints moon boxers. While the far side of the moon is the one that always faces away from Earth, the Saints will give you the backside of the moon with a photo of the moon on the rear end of the boxers. Fans will be asked to slip on their boxers and in a designated inning everyone in attendance will "drop trou" for our version of a ballpark-wide mooning.

While the "mooning" may leave many cracking up, those looking for their promotions a little more covered up will have plenty of opportunities during the 2019 season.

Thursday, May 16 7:05 p.m. - Opening Night, Grand Opening of the City of Baseball Museum with an 1898 St. Paul Apostles jersey t-shirt giveaway (First 5,000 fans)

State of Hockey, Meet the City of Baseball. Opening Night at CHS Field will also serve as a Night at the Museum as the Saints proudly introduce the City of Baseball Museum which will celebrate the rich history of baseball in St. Paul and over 130 years of the St. Paul Saints franchise. The stories to be told include names like Charles Comiskey, Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Toni Stone, Kevin Millar and Darryl Strawberry. They include great moments, bitter rivalries, fabled ballparks and famous promotions and, thanks in great part to Split Rock Studios, they will be told in a beautifully designed, fun, and interactive space. The brand-new City of Baseball Museum, located down the left field line, is free to the public and will be open during Saints home games as well as during Saints office hours.

Saturday, May 18 7:05 p.m. - Fighting Saints Night featuring the Hanson Brothers

We will try to capture the spirit of this promotion, but there is no guarantee we keep our gloves on. Don't be mad when we're putting on the foil, because we do it every night. For the second consecutive season we honor the team that we often get confused with: the Fighting Saints. The Fighting Saints were part of the 12 original teams of the WHA from 1972-76. After not finishing the 1976 season, the second installment of the Saints came from Cleveland, Ohio for the 1976-77 season. Among the most notable players were Wayne Connelly, the team's leading scorer, Mike Antonovich, the team's career games leader, Hockey Hall of Famer Dave Keon, Gord Gallant, and Mike Holmgren. The famed trio from the movie, the Hanson Brothers, will be in attendance to sign autographs and perhaps get a little rough during some on field promotions. The triad, whose real last name is Carlson, played for the Fighting Saints in 1975 and 76.

Sunday, May 19 5:05 p.m. - The Year of the Pig with Magnet Schedule Giveaway (First 5,000 Fans)

For 27-years it's been the Year of the Pig with the Saints, but for just the third time in franchise history the Chinese zodiac has cycled back around to the swine. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived at his party. The pig was late, the final of the 12 guests, because he overslept. One thing can be said about all of our porcine ball handlers, none of them lack energy. We honor the Chinese culture during this special year as many Chinese Immersion Schools from the Twin Cities will attend the evening game. The first 5,000 fans in attendance won't forget the next Saints game as they will receive a magnet schedule.

Friday, May 24 7:05 p.m. - Game of Thrones with Xcel Energy Friday Night Fireworks Featuring the Music of Royalty

Winter is Coming. Forget it. We've seen enough of winter around these parts, but by this time you'll know whether John Snow has defeated the White Walkers, if Daenerys will die behind the wall, or if Euron Grejoy is the father of Cresi's Child. Whether you're a fan of Targaryen, Lannister, Greyjoy or any of the other six houses this is a chance for you to show your allegiance. Fans can go to saintsgroups.com and enter the code "GOT2019" and purchase a ticket package that includes a specialty shirt with the Saints version of your favorite house. Enjoy the post-game Xcel Energy fireworks show set to the music of royalty.

Saturday, May 25 7:05 p.m. - Dog Day presented by Chuck & Don's

Ain't Nothin But A Hound Dog on this day as the Saints encourage everyone to bring out their four-legged canine friends on Dog Day presented by Chuck & Don's. Whether you bring the dog to the game, or your dog brings you, there will be plenty of fun for both. Fire hydrants will adorn the concourse, but only for the dogs, and various contests will go on during the night including which owner looks most like their dog and which owner can sit, stay and roll-over on command. Make sure man's best friend is on a leash, and hold on tight, because when a foul ball is hit there will be a mad dash to get the ball.

Thursday, June 13 7:05 p.m. - "Ope! It's Talk Minnesota To Me presented by Cub

We're considered friendly folks. Don't want to cause too much of a ruckus. If you get in our way we might say, "Scuse Me," or if we want to get around you we might interject, "Just gonna sneak behind ya quick." We'll throw it all out there on Talk Minnesota To Me presented by Cub. Whether it's an agreeable, "You Betcha," or the occasional, "Dontcha Know" we're speaking your language tonight.

Tuesday, June 25 7:05 p.m. - Disco Premonition Night presented by Twin Cities Orthopedics

It was one of the more infamous night's in all of Major League Baseball history and now it's time to make amends 40 years later. Our very own President, Mike Veeck, will don his ruffled shirt, gold jewelry, and throw on some platform boots on Disco Premonition Night presented by Twin Cities Orthopedics. On July 12, 1979 Mike, while working for his Dad's team the White Sox, had fans bring in disco records that were to be blown up between games of a doubleheader. Things got out of hand and the White Sox forfeited the second game of the doubleheader. In order to make things right with disco, Mike will invite fans to stay after the game for a giant disco party that will include the largest disco ball ever made, 20-feet in diameter, that will hang above CHS Field from a crane. It's going to be Outta Sight.

Monday, July 22 6:00 p.m. - All-Star Monday featuring Celebrity Softball with Minnesota Wide Receiver Adam Thielen and friends, American Association Home Run Derby presented by Jack Links, and a Post-Event Concert

Welcome to day one of two days of All-Star festivities. This will be a day of celebrities, long balls and music at CHS Field. The night gets started with the celebrity softball game with Minnesota's very own wide receiver Adam Thielen and friends. Watch football players try to use launch angle to mash a softball over the wall. Following that, the baseball players will show the football players how it's done in the American Association Home Run Derby presented by Jack Links. The top home run hitters from the league will square off to see who reigns supreme. The night will conclude with a special concert (band TBA).

Tuesday, July 23 7:05 p.m. - American Association All-Star Game presented by CHS with Post-Game Fireworks Super Show

The best and brightest the American Association has to offer will descend upon CHS Field for the All-Star Game presented by CHS. This is the second time in four seasons the Saints have hosted the mid-summer classic and manager George Tsamis will be at the helm of the North Division. The last time the Saints hosted the game, the Saints and the North defeated the South 6-1 with Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger earning the victory.

Saturday, July 27 7:05 p.m.- Second Chance Prom

Put on that sparkling gown and the sharpest tux and nervously ask that special someone to be your date. We take you back to those high school years and give you another chance to relive the best, or worst, night of your life with Second Chance Prom. Whether your theme was Hollywood, Under the Sea, or Paradise it's time to dance the night away. So, slip on the corsage, pin the boutonniere and get your photo taken so you can remember this special night.

Thursday, August 29 7:05 p.m. - Sologamy Anniversary

One year ago, those in attendance had the opportunity to do something special, marry themselves. Now it's time to celebrate with our Sologamy Anniversary. What do you get yourself on the first Anniversary? A piece of paper that says "I Love You?" Of course, the modern gift is a clock, so feel free to hand yourself the gift of time, more time for you. Remember that beautiful cake we gave you last year? Did you save the top for your one-year Sologaversary? Don't worry, we'll have cake for everyone that said, "I Do" to themselves in 2018.

The Saints will bring back other popular promotions like Star Wars Night (May 16), presented by Pizza Ranch, Larry Doby Night (June 11), Irish Night (July 25) presented by St. Paul Athletic Club, and Zombie Night (August 24) presented by ValleySCARE.

Along with the St. Paul Apostles t-shirt jersey giveaway on May 16, the Saints will offer up three additional Saints historical giveaways as part of the City of Baseball Museum Series. On Monday, June 24 the first 1,500 fans receive a 1945 Saints vintage hat, Monday, July 1 the first 2,000 fans will receive a 1937 Saints replica jersey, and on Monday, August 25 the first 1,500 fans will receive a Lexington park pennant.

There are four weekday afternoon games on Wednesday May 22, Wednesday, June 12, Wednesday, July 17 and Tuesday, August 13, all at 1:05 p.m.

The daily promotions offer something for everyone in the family. The week will start with Metropolitan State Gotta Go Monday, highlighted by giveaways. Jump on a tropical flight with us on Sun Country Travel Tuesdays. Walser Wednesday is back for the craziest tailgate party of the year with free hot dogs. Quench your thirst with a Saints staple, Thirsty Thursday, with $1 select beers all night long, featuring North Lake Brewing. Friday Night Fireworks, presented by Xcel Energy, returns by popular demand complete with musical theme. Put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt and grass skirt with Treasure Island Saturday. The family-friendly atmosphere wraps up with Cub Family Sunday, featuring post-game kids running the bases and team autographs.

Along with the eight Xcel Energy Friday Night Fireworks games there are four additional Fireworks Supershows. On Sunday, May 26, following the 5:05 p.m. game, there will be a Monster Food Truck Rally with a Post-Game SPIREworks Super Show. The Independence Day Celebration will take place on Wednesday, July 3, with a 6:05 p.m. start time, followed by a Monster Food Truck Rally and Post-Game Fireworks Super Show. On Tuesday, July 23 following the American Association All-Star Game. The final Fireworks Supershow is on Friday, August 30 at 7:05 p.m. with Fan Appreciation Night. Each of the Friday Night shows will once again be accompanied by a musical theme: May 17 (Star Wars), June 7 (TBD), June 21 (Family Bands), July 12 (TBD), July 26 (Hype), August 9 (Woodstock), and August 30 (Musicians Choice)

For the entire 2019 promotions schedule visit saintsbaseball.com click on the "schedule" tab at the top and then the "2019 Promo Schedule" on the page.

Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value. Tickets begin at $5 for the Treasure Island berm seating (limited number available in advance of each game while the remainder will be offered only on game day, in person at the box office), $6 for SPLASH bleacher seats, $14 for outfield reserved, $16 for the drink rail and $18 for infield reserved and home plate reserved. Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket. Post-Game Fireworks Supershows (May 27, July 2, July 23 and September 2) are an additional $3 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket. Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free.

Saints Box Office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game. Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.

The Saints open the 2019 season with a 10-game homestand with Opening Day on Thursday, May 16 against the newest team in the American Association, the Milwaukee Milkmen, at 7:05 p.m. For more information contact the Saints at 651-644-6659 or visit saintsbaseball.com.


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