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Day in the Minors Experience

You know WHERE FUN HAPPENS, but do you want to know HOW FUN HAPPENS?

If so, the Crawdads A Day in the Minors program is for you!

New for the 2013 season, the 'Dads Day in the Minors program offers a behind the scenes experience like none other, giving YOU the chance to see what it's like to work for a minor league baseball team for a day. For just $99, you will receive experience in all areas of the organization, including promotions, sales, concessions and media!

Nobody wants all work and no play, so you will also have the opportunity to interact with the Crawdads during batting practice. You may even get to take a few swings in the cage!

A sample schedule as part of a Day in the Minors looks like this:

9am - Staff meeting
10am - Work with the promotions team to prepare for the game
11am - Go on a mascot appearance and wear the suit if you want the total experience
12pm - Work with the Group Sales department
1pm - Work with the Stadium Operations team to make sure the stadium has been properly cleaned from last night's game and is stocked and ready to go for tonight's game
2pm - Check in concessions deliveries and set up for a picnic
3pm - Assist the groundskeeper with field preparation
4pm - Batting Practice
5pm - Make sure the Press Box is all set up
6pm - Open the gates, greet fans, take tickets and hand out giveaway items
7pm - Go over the ground rules and exchange the lineup card with the visiting manager during the managers meeting at home plate with the umpires
7:15pm - 10pm - During the game you will receive experience in most of the following areas: Ticket Office, concessions, promotions, customer service & the Press Box
10pm - Break down and clean up
Midnight - Go home as an official Day in the Minors survivor!

Plus, if you are truly lucky, it will rain during the day and you'll have the opportunity to pull tarp!

The above is only a sample schedule, as each experience will vary depending on day of the week, promotions for that night, as well as the team and Front Office schedule for the day.

If you are interested in this limited time opportunity, or for more information on the Hickory Crawdads Day in the Minors program, call the Crawdads Front Office at (822) 322-3000, or email Media Relations Assistant Sam Sigal at