A Statement From the BlueClaws Following 2017 Academy Awards Ceremony

Team officially invites cast and crew of La La Land to 2017 BlueClaws game

By Lakewood BlueClaws | February 27, 2017 10:02 AM ET

A Statement from the BlueClaws

The BlueClaws have invited the cast and crew of La La Land to FirstEnergy Park, an east-coast "City of Stars," and a 2017 BlueClaws home game.

They are welcome to attend any of the team's 13 day games - games not played under any Moonlight - this year.

The invite comes one day after the on-stage snafu at the Oscars at which the film was briefly, and mistakenly, announced as the winner of Best Picture.

Princeton native and film director Damien Chazelle can throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

"After our runner-up finish in the 2016 South Atlantic League Championship Series, we too know what a second-place finish feels like," said BlueClaws General Manager Chris Tafrow. "We hope this invite can offset some of the frustration felt last night."

In addition, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway will be banned from the ballpark for the duration of the 2017 season. 

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