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Christmas in July Ignites 10-Game Homestand
RailRiders Return Home For Longest Run of the Season
07/22/2014 12:40 PM ET

Moosic, Pa. - This Friday, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) return to the friendly confines of PNC Field for the first time since July 11 to open up the season's longest homestand. With Christmas in July, Military Appreciation Night, Breast Cancer Awareness Night and tons of giveaways there's a little bit of something for everyone.

Thanks to Bear Creek Ski Shack, the RailRiders celebrate Christmas in July on Friday, July 25 when the club welcomes in the reigning IL North champion Pawtucket Red Sox. Santa will take time out of his busy toy-building schedule for photos with fans. House band Two For the Road will set the mood with some Christmas tunes, giving PNC Field that North Pole feel for the a 7:05 p.m. start. RailRiders players join in on the fun as the club will be dressed in ugly Christmas sweater jerseys. Fans can purchase those very same game-used jerseys after the contest and dent that gift list early. All proceeds from the jersey auction will benefit the Fisher House for wounded military and their families. It wouldn't be Christmas without a grand celebration and Jack Williams Tire and Auto and Kumho Tire will help conclude Friday's festivities by lighting up NEPA's skies with postgame fireworks.

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Baseball and patriotism go hand-in-hand and the RailRiders will recognize the brave men and women who serve our country at Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, July 26. Come dressed in your uniform or show proof of your military ID for a free lawn ticket to the NEPA Honda Homer Zone. Make sure to get to the ballpark early as the RailRiders will be giving away a camouflage travel mug courtesy of the United States Army to the first 2,500 fans through the turnstiles. Fuzzy Park Band gets you ready for Saturday's 7:05 p.m. start time and the Tobyhanna Army Depot will cap things off by providing an army-base feel with military vehicles on display for photo opportunities.

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The action gets started a little earlier Sunday, July 27 as the RailRiders host the Red Sox with a 1:05 p.m. start time. Area congregations will be represented on Faith Day, and those who have not yet booked an outing for the special day are still encouraged to make their way to PNC Field. Every Sunday means Family FUNday presented by NEPA Honda Dealers. That means a carnival-like atmosphere prior to Sunday's matinee and kids can run the bases postgame. If you can't make it to the ballpark, you can watch Sunday's contest on MyNetworkTV as the voice of the RailRiders John Sadak and broadcast partner Aaron Berlin bring you all the action.

PRESENTING MEDIA PARTNER: Magic 93 and WNEP

The last chance to watch Yankees/Red Sox Triple-A baseball comes Monday, July 28. Monday means Dollar Dog Night at the ballpark as and all hot dogs will be sold for the price of a dollar. It's also Back Mountain Community Night. Local businesses, vendors and fans from the Back Mountain community will line the concourses of PNC Field with an array of information. First pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.

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The Tuesday, July 29 affair will have a little interleague edge as the RailRiders welcome in the Gwinnett Braves for their only stay at PNC Field. The four-game set begins with Breast Cancer Awareness Night. The T-Shirt Tuesday giveaway will highlight the RailRiders' fight for a cure with the special "Breast Cancer Awareness" garment with the slogan "Don't Steal Second Base" across the front. Complimentary tickets will be handed out to breast cancer survivors. The RailRiders will show their support by painting the bases pink and selling pink merchandise throughout the ballpark.

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Make sure to set your alarm clocks, because Wednesday's contest against the Braves means day baseball. It's sure to be an electric atmosphere, so make sure to get to PNC Field for the special 12:05 p.m. first pitch.

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Few things fuel the soul on a summer night like drinks and baseball. Grab a cold one and celebrate summer on Thirsty Thursday at PNC Field. Bud Light and Pepsi products will be priced at select concession stands for just one dollar from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. First pitch is scheduled to be tossed at 7:05 p.m.

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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superhero Night! The RailRiders spring into the season's final month with a special superhero theme night at PNC Field. The first 1,500 kids in the ballpark will receive a superhero cape giveaway. Mr. Incrediball, the RailRiders' everyday crime fighter, encourages fans to come dressed as their favorite vigilante and to take pictures with some of America's crime stoppers in attendance. Fake Uncle Jack provides you with the tunes needed to save the world, while the RailRiders offer a special superhero-themed fireworks show presented by Jack Williams Tire & Auto and Kumho Tire. Friday's contest will mark the second game of the homestand broadcast on MyNetworkTV with the first pitch slated for 7:05 p.m.

PRESENTING MEDIA PARTNER: Bold Gold Media

You voted for it, now here it is! After a huge fan vote, the RailRiders' celebrity bobblehead giveaway of WNEP's Sharla McBride will take place Saturday, August 2 when the RailRiders welcome in the Syracuse Chiefs. The first 2,500 fans in the ballpark will receive the limited-edition giveaway presented by Mac's Restoration, while Fast Forward serenades patrons upon entry for the 7:05 p.m. start.

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The 10-game run at PNC Field comes to a close Sunday, August 3. The 1:05 p.m. contest marks another Family FUNday thanks to NEPA Honda Dealers. Sunday's contest marks the third televised game of the homestand on MyNetworkTV.

PRESENTING MEDIA PARTNER: Magic 93 and WNEP

 

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