Dear Lakewood BlueClaws fans:
First, thanks for another great season in 2008. Because of you, we led the South Atlantic League in average attendance, and we’ve led in average or overall attendance in each year of existence. The biggest reason is we have the best fans in baseball.
It was of course great to see our parent-club, the Philadelphia Phillies, win their first World Series title since 1980 with an exciting triumph over the Tampa Bay Rays. Don’t forget those former BlueClaws too, from first-baseman Ryan Howard, to ace pitcher Cole Hamels, to starting catcher Carlos Ruiz. Our fans got to see those guys as they were still developing as baseball players, and now they are World Champions.
The 2008 season was a smashing success on the field as well. The BlueClaws finished with the best record in the South Atlantic League, at 80-60, and the 80 wins were the second highest season total in team history. In addition, eight former BlueClaws made their Major League debuts, bringing the total up to 25 in just eight seasons.
We would like to thank Governor Jon Corzine, State Senator Robert Singer, and Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles, along with the entire Township Committee and Lakewood Development Corporation for their help and support in the success of the BlueClaws. And of course we also thank Phillies President David Montgomery and the entire Phillies organization. Without their support the BlueClaws would not be where we are today.
For those that have discovered the BlueClaws for the first time, welcome.
It is our goal to make your complete experience as enjoyable, entertaining, and family-friendly as possible. We’re proud of our three picnic areas, party decks, expanded Kids Zone, BluePen, and so much more.
Don’t forget to check out the BlueClaws Blog. We update it daily to bring you the latest news and information on former BlueClaws players and coaches, breaking news, promotions, discounts, Q&As, and so much more.
The BlueClaws have the best fans in Minor League baseball, and we will continue to make FirstEnergy Park a fun and exciting place to visit. We are anxious to offer you the best entertainment and the most enjoyable experience you can possibly imagine. We look forward to seeing you at FirstEnergy Park all summer long!
Let’s Go BlueClaws!
Yours in fun,