The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have announced that the team will host a Hot Stove Banquet on March 14, 2015.
Beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Legends Club, located at Regency Furniture Stadium, the banquet will feature a speaking segment from ESPN Analyst Tim Kurkjian. Additionally, newly hired Manager Stan Cliburn and Blue Crabs General Manager Patrick Day are also scheduled to speak to fans about the 2015 season.
Kurkjian, an analyst on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” and contributor for both ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, began his career covering baseball in 1978 after graduating from the University of Maryland. In 1986, Kurkjian began covering the Baltimore Orioles for The Baltimore Sun until he joined Sports Illustrated in 1989. A Walter Johnson High School graduate from Bethesda, M.D., Kurkjian has spent over 25 years covering baseball and has previously stated that he believes that current Blue Crabs Owner Brooks Robinson was one of the greatest players ever.
Tickets for the event can be purchased for $65.00 per person by contacting Greg Jensen at 301-374-1129. Gates will open at 5:45 p.m., and a specially prepared dinner will be available for attendees to enjoy beginning at 6:00 p.m. with speaking segments commencing at 6:30 p.m.
“Providing our fans with a great opportunity to hear from some incredible baseball minds is something that I am extremely excited about,” said Patrick Day, General Manager of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. “In addition to hearing some one-of-a-kind narratives from Tim Kurkjian, fans can also look forward to hearing from myself and our new Manager, Stan, about getting the team ready for the 2015 season. If you love the game of baseball, you will not want to miss this.”
About the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs The Blue Crabs play 140 regular season games in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, considered the highest level of Minor League Baseball. Atlantic League players are “Major League-ready” and over the last 16 years, more than 600 players have advanced from Atlantic League clubs to Major League organizations, making the Atlantic League a preferred route for experienced players to be scouted by Major League Baseball. The Blue Crabs play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland. The franchise will look to open its eighth season on Friday, April 24, 2015. Please call 301-638-9788 or visit http://www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to reserve your seat at the ballpark today!