Thoughts and pictures of my local minor league baseball team the New York Penn League Connecticut Tigers; a Detriot farm team. We'll still be looking at former Navigators/Defenders players along the way....

Friday, October 15, 2010

From the Hartford Sports Examiner website...

"It may have been just a silly prank to whoever is responsible, but the Connecticut Tigers aren’t treating it as a joke. The New York-Penn League team donated three authentic grey baseball jerseys and pants—the jerseys adorned with the numbers 56, 58 and 59—to the Leffingwell House Museum in Norwich, where three scarecrows decked out with the Tigers’ garb were on display on the front lawn to help raise funds and awareness for the museum by participating in the “Celebrate Fall Scarecrow Display & Art Installation.”

But at some time in the wee hours of Wednesday night/Thursday morning, all three scarecrows were stolen by an individual or group of individuals.

“We’re a part of this community and wanted to show our support and thanks to all of our wonderful fans that came out to Dodd Stadium to cheer on the Tigers this summer,” said Tigers General Manager Andrew Weber. “The Leffingwell House Museum is a fantastic place that has a rich history and we’re thrilled to be a partner of theirs.”

The Tigers are asking that the scarecrows (and, of course, the jerseys and pants) be returned with no questions asked. They can be dropped off at Dodd Stadium or at the Leffingwell House Museum.

“This really is a shame,” continued Weber. “Talent-wise, these were some of the best scarecrows we have seen in years. They could also really fill out a uniform.”


While the East Side Restaurant may be home to the most popular Octoberfest celebration in Connecticut, the New Britain eatery and pub doesn’t have a lock on all the festivities. In conjunction with the Arts & Heritage Weekend being held throughout the greater Norwich area, the Tigers will be holding an Octoberfest & Chili Cook-Off this Saturday from 1-5 p.m. The event will feature live music from Second Round Knockout and over 75 of the finest craft beers the Northeast has to offer. Tickets are on sale at Dodd Stadium and on-line at This is a 21 and over event, with proper I.D. required."

Nice line from if those were grey Defenders uniforms.....


Blogger Batboymeister said...

I HATE HALLOWEEN!!! Displaying all the decoration around somebody's house or elsewhere is really a bad idea. People around the nation should stop doing all of this and ban halloween for good, and just be called "Candy Day" when children go door to door with appropriate costumes on, and without any decorations around anyone's property.

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