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Hairston, Mora to Rehad with Baysox this Weekend

August 28, 2003 - Eastern League (EL1)
Bowie Baysox News Release

Baltimore Orioles 2B Jerry Hairston and OF Melvin Mora both joined the Baysox on a rehabillitation assignment in Harrisburg on Tuesday night, and it is expected they will remain with the club through Bowie's season-ending, four-game homestand at Prince George's Stadium, Friday-Monday.

Hairston, who batted .326 with five homers and 37 RBI in 55 games for the Baysox in 1998, broke a bone in his right foot on May 20 and had surgery three days later. He began rehabbing at a training facility in Tempe, AZ and recently took battering practice with the Orioles, before going 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI Tuesday night in Harrisburg. He had a solo homerun in the fifth inning and laced an RBI-single and scored during the seventh inning. Hairston followed up with a 1-for-3 performance last night. He was batting .287 in 42 games for Baltimore prior to his injury.

Mora, who many believed to be the Orioles 2003 MVP prior to his injury, had not seen action since July 27 before he joined the Baysox. Mora suffered strained ligaments in his hand after being hit by a pitch on June 20. After the incident, Mora returned to the line-up, but on July 29 an examination revealed the injury. Mora was leading the American League with a .325 batting average with 14 homers and 46 RBI for Baltimore. He went 1-for-4 with a run scored on Tuesday night in Harrisburg, and again went 1-for-4 last night for the Baysox.



Absolutely DO NOT MISS the last weekend of Baysox Baseball at Prince George's Stadium! The Baysox have planned an awesome weekend to show their fans just how much their support has been appreciated during the 2003 season! Keep reading to find out what's in store for the last four games, and keep checking to find out what's going on in the off-season, as well as what to expect in 2004!

FRIDAY! - I Love the 80's Night/Cooter & the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard/Upper Marlboro Block Party: Baysox vs. Reading Phillies @ 7:05 p.m. - Are you a child of the 80's? Break out the acid-wash jeans, the hair band tapes and your break-dancing shoes and come re-live your past with the Baysox! The Baysox will pay tribute to each year of the 1980's in music, movies, sports, attire and trivia throughout the game. All fans are invited to dress like they did 20 years ago, and come celebrate the most "gnarly" decade in American history! Don't forget, Cooter and the General Lee from one of the most loved television shows of the 1980's-- "Dukes of Hazzard" will be at the ballpark on Friday night, too! For details on an exclusive "Meet & Greet" with the television star and his famous car, contact Addie Staebler at Also, all residents of Upper Marlboro should check their mailboxes for two free general admission tickets to the night's game, compliments of the Baysox and Sheehy Automotive! For additional tickets at $2 off regular price, please contact Baysox Box Office Manager Jennifer Martenot and with "Upper Marlboro Block Party" in the subject line of your email.

SATURDAY NIGHT! - Chick-fil-A Night at the Ballpark/Arby's Tennis Ball Mayhem/FIREWORKS: Baysox vs. Reading Phillies @ 7:05 p.m. - Grab some tasty chicken at Chick-fil-A and use the coupon in your bag to get 2-for-1 tickets to the night's game! Also, don't miss the Chick-fil-A cow as it roams the ballpark Saturday night with coupons and prizes. Fans are invited to stay after Saturday's game to participate in Arby's Tennis Ball Mayhem. After the game is over, hula-hoops will be placed on the field, each with corresponding prizes. Fans will be given three minutes to throw their tennis balls from anywhere in the stands, and if one of their numbered tennis balls lands in a hoop, they will win the prize matched with that hoop. The grand prize is $25,000! Don't forget to stay for the best fireworks around, sponsored by CloseCall America!!

SUNDAY AFTERNOON - Baysox T-shirt Giveaway to first 2,000 fans/Washington KidsPost Kids Base Run/Sundae Sunday!: Baysox vs. Reading Phillies @ 1:05 p.m. - Shopper's Food Warehouse will be at Sunday's game to hand out free Baysox T-shirts to the first 2,000 fans in attendance! Also, kids can stay after the game to run the bases one last time during the 2003 season, just like the pros! Dairy Queen will also be giving out coupons as fans exit the park, good for a free ice cream sundae at the Bowie Town Center right after the game!

MONDAY NIGHT: LAST GAME OF THE YEAR - Fan Appreciation Night/Meet the Team/FIREWORKS!: Baysox vs. Reading Phillies @ 7:05 p.m. - To show their appreciation for fan support during the 2003 season, the Baysox will host "Fan Appreciation Day" at the ballpark on Labor Day, September 1. All fans are invited to meet the team on the concourse prior to the night's game for autographs and pictures, and many prizes will be given away throughout the evening. Also, fans are invited to spend Labor Day with their friends and family while enjoying great food and action-packed baseball at the special Baysox Labor Day Picnic. Included in this special Labor Day Picnic offer will be a two-hour, all-you-can-eat buffet, served from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with All-American Menu, a special autograph session with two Baysox players, a visit from loveable Baysox mascot, "Louie," an entry into a raffle to win the opportunity to throw out a Ceremonial First Pitch, a FREE Baysox gift, and FREE wristbands good for unlimited use of the Kids Park for all children under 12. The Labor Day Picnic Package is $25 per adult and $20 per child (5-12). To make reservations, contact Baysox Group Events Manager Stephanie Offen at (301) 464-4889 or Be sure to stick around after the game to end the 2003 season with a bang! The biggest fireworks extravaganza of the year will light up the night sky!



Despite being officially eliminated from the Eastern League playoff race this Monday, the Baysox remain alive for their quest to finish the 2003 season at or above the .500-mark. Currently at 68-70, Bowie must sweep their season-ending, four-game home stand from Reading to finish over .500 for the first time since 1997. A 3-1 record would put the Baysox at 71-71 on the year, equaling their mark from 1998. Several individual players are also looking to achieve bench marks during the season's final weekend. Mike Fontenot, who hit for just the second cycle in Baysox history last Friday, is currently batting .323, fourth best in the league. He has an outside chance of equaling or besting Rick Short's single season Baysox record of .331 from 2000. Pitchers Dave Borkowski and Brian Forystek (pictured right) will look to finish in the top ten of the league for ERA, and possibly reduce their marks to below 3.00. Finally, Josh Hoffpauir has a chance to finish over .300 on the season. He is currently batting .290.



If you're looking for a new career then check out the Central Maryland Career Fair at Prince George's Stadium on Friday, September 26th! More than 30 companies will be present and accepting resumes, so put your best foot forward and come find a new job! The career fair will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will take place rain or shine!

Some of the companies participating include: University of Phoenix s Wendy's Restaurants s Dimensions Healthcare s Mary Kay Cosmetics s American Red Cross s Duron Paints s American Express Financial s BBB Company s Internal Revenue Service s CVS s U.S. Secret Service s U.S. Army s MD Army National Guard s Snow Valley s Local 26 JATC s Collington Services s UPS s The Fila Company s Strayer University s Enterprise Rent-A-Car s AFLAC

Many more employers are expected to attend, so check out for an up-to-date list of participating employers! For more information on the Baysox Central Maryland Career Fair, please contact the Baysox at (301) 805-6000.

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