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The Syracuse Chiefs hope you enjoyed the Home Opener on Thursday, April 3rd. Some of our observations of the day:
* BJ Hayes and all the tailgaters in the parking lot (we tried to sample all the food)
* The Fab Cats out in front of the stadium giving us some great sound.
* Long lines at the ticket office (that’s a good thing)
* Chiefs players taking batting practice for the first time on grass in Syracuse (since 1996)
* Scooch and Pops back at their favorite spots.
* Gary Dunes in between innings
* Doug Logan the greatest M.C. ever announcing the starting line-ups.
* New County Executive Joanie Mahoney and her family on the pitchers mound. And then announcing that the Chiefs and County are square and look forward to working with each other for the first time in years.
* Joe Whiting giving the anthem some flare.
* Vince Speciale and American Fireworks giving us a tease of what’s to come this summer.
* Bunting all over the stadium.
* Schedule Magnets courtesy of Alliance Bank.
* No ground rule doubles bouncing over the wall
* Bullpens on the field
* David Purcey throwing gas
* Adam Lind’s bomb over the center field wall.
* And of course a Chiefs win on Opening Day.
We hope you enjoyed the day and we look forward to providing our fans with a great season on the field and in the stands. 2008 is going to be something special.
The 46th Annual Syracuse Chiefs Hot Stove is in the books and another outstanding job was done by the 2007 Hot Stove Committee chaired by Chiefs President Ron Gersbacher.
Over 300 fans attended the dinner at the Holiday Inn Liverpool that saw the Chiefs present seven awards, introduce the 2007 Syracuse Baseball Wall of Fame newest class, present equipment to the West End PBA on behalf of ****’s Sporting Goods, a silent auction of sports memoribilia that this year benefited Liverpool Little League, and listen and talk to new Chiefs manager Doug Davis, Chiefs outfielder Chad Mottola and Blue Jays Director of Canadian Scouting Kevin Briand. Also a thanks goes out to all of the former players who attended as well as LeMoyne College AD **** Rockwell and Head Baseball Coach Steve Owens. And to top it all off, the crowd was mesmerized by our featured speaker Bobby Richardson who was the hit of the night.
Thanks go out to our Master of Ceremonies Doug Logan and Time Warner Cable, Dave Perkins and ESPN Radio, our Decoration and table settings/favors duo of Wendy Shoen and Priscilla Venditti who made the room look great, John Bonura from Benefit Golf and Auctions who helped with our silent auction and provided the Derek Jeter baseball that went to Kevin Caldwell from Watertown, NY.
The staff at the Holiday Inn Liverpool again did a great job with our dinner and refreshments. Tom Mattimore and Mike Mott provided the awards that were presented and the entire Chiefs Front Office staff that worked hard on the event from producing the program to picking up players at the airport.
GREAT JOB EVERYONE!!!!
Now it’s on to next year’s dinner which has been scheduled for Friday, January 11th, 2008 at the Holiday Inn Liverpool. Circle that date for the Chiefs 47th Annual Event that will include our annual awards and some big time baseball guests.
“Syracuse Chiefs” Baseball is back and after Monday’s official announcement we all here at INSIDE THE CHIEFS are appreciative of the reception from our fans with the change. E-mails and phone calls have poured into our office on Tuesday with positive feedback on the new brand and what we plan to do with it in 2007.
Thanks to our entire staff, Merchandise manager Wendy Shoen who coordinated the entire change over , HJ Refici in design, Mike Voutsinas who coordinated our Web site image changeover , Andy Gee and Bob McElligott who orchestrated our media and p.r. campaign.
A special thanks to newly elected Chiefs President Ron Gersbacher, who Chaired a Special Projects Committee over the past year that included Board Members Charlie Rich, Bob Scalione, Doug Logan and David Panasci.
And to Plan B Branding, Jason Klein and Casey White who visited Syracuse this summer and put their energy and enthusiasm back into our operation and provided us with the concept of Chiefs Baseball returning in 2007.
A job well done by everyone.
Former Chiefs players Carlos Delgado, Shawn Green and Chris Woodward will be on display this weekend as the New York Mets try to reach the World Series for only the 5th time in the club’s history….While the Tigers continue to roll in the ALCS…Our picks are Tigers vs Mets….The 10th Annual North Area Athletic Dinner will take place tonight (October 13th) at the Holiday Inn Liverpool. Honorees include Chiefs Directors Doug Logan and Armand Magnarelli. Tonights proceeds benefit Youth at Risk Programs in Onondaga County….Don’t forget that next weekend the Chiefs 1st Annual Merchandise and Memorbilia Sale at Alliance Bank Stadium. The Stadium opens at 9:00 AM Saturday, October 21st – with bats, balls, jackets, caps, helmets, cleats all at reduced prices. There will be candy for the kids, Hot dogs, cider, apples, batting practice on the field (weather permitting) and a visit by Scooch….And speaking of Scooch, he will be at the ONCENTER, on Saturday, October 14th for the Kinney Drugs Baby Expo at 12 noon….CLUB CHIEFS returns for another season beginning in November when the Chiefs open their indoor batting cages to area players and teams. There are monthly and daily rates. For more information on prices and times please call the Chiefs office at 474-7833….. More Cory Lidel irony, 2006 Chiefs infielder Ryan Roberts hit his first ML home run off Lidle back in August…..Next Friday, October 20th, LeMoyne College honors Chiefs COO and Vice President Tex Simone into their Gold Wave Hall of Fame with former Chiefs pitcher Jon Ratliff….Word out of Orlando, Florida, home of Chiefs icon Chad Mottola is that the Blue Jays have offered Chad a contract for the 2007 season…..Did anyone realize that eight Chiefs pitchers (Casey Janssen, Shawn Marcum, Ty Taubenhiem, Dustin McGowan, Francisco Rosario, Brian Tallet, Brandon League and Davis Romero) spent more days in the major leagues than in AAA-Syracuse in 2006. Despite their call-ups that group won 19-games, and likely would have won a few more if they were not needed in Toronto this season…..Syracuse Crunch open their 2006-2007 season tonight. Good Luck to Crunch players and Staff and to the hardest working GM in Minor League Hockey Jim Sarosy. We will be there seated in section 21…..College Football prediction time…West Virgina 37 Orange 7…..Have a good weekend everyone, see you next week when I’m sure the topic of grass at a baseball stadium near you will be a hot subject