Tagged: Clearwater Threshers

Mail- 7/22/2013 through 8/31/2013

I am WAY behind on the blog, as I am two posts back.  Let’s get started.

The Rome Braves sent a fan pack and I got it on July 22nd. However, I can’t find it the pictures, and because I am already far behind, I will list what I got.

  • 3 2013 Pocket Schedules
  • 2 Mascot Cards
  • 1 10th anniversary patch
  • 1 2013 magnetic schedule
  • 1 Gameday magazine
  • 2 Post cards

Two days later, on the 24th, I received a fan pack from the Miami Marlins:

Miami 7-24

  • 1 2013 Magnetic Schedule
  • 1 Bumper Sticker

Miami 7-24 (2)

This is a licence plate advertisement. I have some of these from several teams.

Miami 7-24 (3)

  • “On Deck- July”- The Marlins game-day magazine

Miami 7-24 (4)

  • Justin Ruggiano P.C.
  • Marcell Ozuna P.C.- I got his autograph when he was a Hammerhead (which was last year)

Miami 7-24 (5)

  • A.J. Ramos P.C.

Miami 7-24 (6)

Little League Magazine (??)- A little weird getting this in a fan pack, but keep in mind, it came from the Marlins. You don’t know what to expect from them. The next fan pack came on August 1st:

Ft Wayne Tin Caps 8-1

The Fort Wayne Tin Caps sent me a couple pocket schedules. The Cedar Rapids Kernels also sent a fan pack, and I got it on August 1st as well:

Cedar Rapids 8-1

1 2011 Suite Ticket Stub

Ozzie Lugo Player Card

Pocket Schedule

Here is the note they added:

Cedar Rapids 8-1 (2)

I wanted to include the address in the picture, just in case anyone wanted it. The next fan pack was actually my first ever from the Northwest League; this one coming from the Everett Aquasox:

Everett Aquasox 8-7

The Aquasox sent me these pocket schedules. I was happy to finally get something that league.

Sent: August 2, 2013

Received: August 7, 2013- 5 Days

The Tri-City Valley Cats are great senders, so I was excited to find a fan pack from them in the mail. Here is what they sent:

Valley Cats 8-9 (2)

– Magnetic Schedule

– Gameday Magazine

Valley Cats 8-9

– HOF card- John Joseph Evers

– 2013 Pocket Schedule

Sent: July 28, 2013

Received: August 9, 2013- 12 Days

If you’ve been reading this blog since it began back in January, you might have noticed a lot of fan packs from the Clearwater Threshers- that’s because they send me their program, “Thresher Times”. I don’t know why, but I want every issue of it. Here is one of the fan packs they sent me:

Threshers 8-12

– 2013 Pocket Schedules, Ticket info

Threshers 8-12 (2)

A new issue of Thresher Times!

– Sent: July 28, 2013

– Received: August 12, 2013- 15 Days

The next item wasn’t a fan pack- it was an autograph, coming from Royal Jeremy Guthrie:

Guthrie 8-21

I sent this out in APRIL hoping it would be a quick return, and when I found this in the mailbox, I noticed it came from Detroit. Turns out, the Royals were playing in Detroit when I got this:

Sent: April 13, 2013

Received: August 21, 2013- 130 Days (3 days short of setting the record for longest return time)

The final thing in this post came from Roger Dean Stadium- you might remember that name from other posts on this blog. I read online that they were sending mini-pennants and baseball caps, so I told them that I live 30 minutes away and that I go to a bunch of games there. Here is what they sent:

Roger Dean FP 8-29 (2)

2013 Magnetic Schedule- already had it

4 baseball cards that I didn’t previously own

Roger Dean FP 8-29

Gameday Magazine- you will see it in another post. I’m still happy to get this stuff for free, considering the amount of stuff I buy up there.

That is it for this post. I went to a baseball game on the 11th (over a month ago) at Roger Dean Stadium, and I have some mail (not as much as Aug.) in September to recap next week, so stay tuned! Thanks for reading, and thanks to the generous baseball teams for the fan packs!

Mail- June 23- July 20

Sorry for the long wait. I have been busy since my vacation, and I am still working on the posts on the Barons and Biscuits. Now I am back, and I am ready to update everyone.

On July 3, I hopped on a plane to Birmingham, Alabama, to visit my grandparents. I didn’t get to post anything about the mail from the last week of June, and while I was gone, I got some mail (my mom was at home writing the dates on the envelopes for me). Here is everything I got, starting with June 24:

Tides 6-24

The Norfolk Tides sent me four 2013 pocket schedules.

Sent: June 19, 2013

Received: June 24, 2013- 5 Days

Mud Hens 6-24

Mud Hens 6-24 (2)

The Toledo Mud Hens sent 2 pocket schedules, an issue of Muddy Times, a 2013 Magnetic Schedule (which, somehow, I didn’t photograph), and stats/pictures on some printer-paper.

Sent: Jun 19, 2013

Received: Jun 24, 2013- 5 Days

Keys 6-24

The Frederick Keys sent me the first Carolina League fan pack I have ever received, and inside was two pocket schedules.

Sent: Jun 20, 2013

Received: Jun 24, 2013- 4 Days

On June 28th, I received a envelope from the Hickory Crawdads. I thought it was great to get this because, last year, the Crawdads said I needed to send a SASE.

CDads 6-28 2

Sent: June 22, 2013

Received: June 28, 2013- 6 Days

Back in early June, I made the trip to Tampa, FL, and got to see a game inside the ugly Tropicana Field. We drove through Lakeland, FL, to get to Tampa. The Detroit Tigers Spring Training facility resides there, and their A-Advanced team, the Flying Tigers, play there. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to visit Joker Merchant Stadium, but the Flying Tigers did send me these pocket schedules:

F Tigers 6-29

They also sent some fan club information, but I didn’t photograph it.

Sent: June 21, 2013

Received: June 29, 2013- 8 Days

The Clearwater Threshers also play near Tampa, and I wasn’t able to see BriteHouse Field. However, they have been sending me fan packs for a while, and this was my third:

Threshers 7-1

Sent: June 21, 2013

Received: July 1, 2013- 10 Days

I left for Birmingham on July 3rd, so everything else I got came when I was on vacation. The Tennessee Smokies and the St. Louis Cardinals both sent fan packs and I received them on July 6th:

Smokies 7-6 2

Smokies:

Sent: June 2, 2013

Received: July 6th, 2013- 34 Days

STL Cards 7-6

The Cardinals sent:

1 Sticker

1 Adam Wainwright card

1 Cardinals in the Community

1 Thank You note

1 Tattoo- “End Prostate Cancer”

Sent: June 9, 2013

Received: July 6th, 2013- 27 Days

The Brewers have sent me a couple of fan packs in the past, and on July 8th, I got another one:

Brew 7-8 2

1 2012 Team Photo

Brew 7-8 3

2 Player Cards

3 Stickers

1 2013 Pocket Schedule

The Brewers also sent a Game Day Magazine, but I didn’t photograph it.

Sent: June 2, 2013

Received: July 8th, 2013- 36 Days

While I was gone, I got some fan packs from teams that hadn’t sent anything previously- from the Cardinals, and also from the Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League:

Storm 7-10 4

1 2013 Magnetic Schedule (which was all messed up)

Storm 7-10 2

1 2013 Pocket Schedule

1 Autographed Thunder Card

1 Autographed “Play Ball” Magazine

1 Storm Sticker

Storm 7-10 3

1 Oversised Thunder Card

1 2012 Team Set of Baseball Cards

1 Tattoo

The Storm also sent a toothbrush and a pen.

Sent: June 21, 2013

Received: July 10th, 2013- 19 Days

The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes sent me a small fan pack:

Quake 7-15

1 Aftershock Card

1 2013 Pocket Schedule

Sent: June 21, 2013

Received: July 15, 2013- 23 Days

Last, but not least, the Binghamton Mets sent me this pocket schedule:

B Mets 7-16

Sent: June 1, 2013

Received: July 16, 2013- 45 Days

Thanks for reading, I will try to update everyone on the games soon!

Mail- Week of 5/5-5/11

For those of you who don’t know, I request fan packs from nearly every team in baseball. I think it is a lot of fun to get something new in the mail from one of your favorite teams. I have received fan packs from about 50 baseball teams, which is just a fraction of all teams in MLB and MILB. Here is what I got last week:

DSCN2044[1]

It is a package from the Clearwater Threshers, an A+ affiliate of the Phillies. I got these items:

DSCN2045[1]

Ticket info, an issue of Thresher Times, and 2 2013 pocket schedules. This is identical to a fan pack I got last year from the Threshers, but unfortunately, I don’t have a post for it.

Sent: April 29, 2013

Received: May 10, 2013- 11 Days

I MIGHT be in Miami tomorrow, but my Mom said “Don’t count on it”, which means I will most likely be in Jupiter to watch the Hammerheads and the Cardinals for my 3rd Minor League game at Roger Dean Stadium and my 5th game there overall. Thanks for reading!

UPDATE

I will be at Roger Dean Stadium tomorrow to see the Hammerheads and the Cardinals.