Due to typo, IronPugs to play on Aug. 19

Team to change name to IronPugs after misspelling

By Mike Ventola / Lehigh Valley IronPigs | August 7, 2019 12:43 PM

The Lehigh Valley IronPugs will be taking the field Monday, Aug. 19 when they host the Syracuse Mets. Due to a simple spelling mistake by IronPigs President and General Manager, Kurt Landes - the team will become the IronPugs for one day.

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Landes ordered T-shirts for the August 19 giveaway and accidentally spelled IronPigs with a "u" instead of an "i". After confessing to his mistake, Landes pointed to his mobile phone's auto-correct feature as the main culprit.

"In what was a simple typo by me, we are now forced to become the 'IronPugs' for this day," Landes said. "It had to have been the auto-correct on my mobile phone. We've all been there, right? Now, like any pig, I have mud on my face."

The IronPigs will be giving away a free "IronPugs" T-Shirt to 3,000 fans 18 and older courtesy of MATHESON. The IronPigs, er IronPugs, players themselves will be donning the new IronPugs caps on-field during the contest. The IronPugs on-field cap features a liquid chrome logo - a first in IronPigs/IronPugs history. As such, the IronPugs will also be hosting a cap raffle during the game and fans will be able to bring their dogs to the park for the final TD Bank Dog Day of 2019.

Before Monday's game, the IronPigs invite all pups in attenandce for the evening's Dog Day to participate in a parade around the warning track. Participants will start at the top of section 101 (in the TD Bank Plaza) and be escorted onto the field and around the warning track at Coca-Cola Park. Arrive early, as the parade is scheduled to begin at approx. 6 p.m. No pre-registration is required for the parade.

IronPugs-themed merchandise is now available in the Majestic Clubhouse Store. Visit the store or ShopIronPigs.com to see the selection of IronPugs merchandise.

Tickets are available now and you can secure your seat online, by phone at (610) 841-PIGS (7447), or at the Provident Bank Ticket Office at Coca-Cola Park ticket windows ruing business hours.

The game will also feature a pre-game "Ladies Night" Paint & Sip session. Tickets are just $50 and include a glass of Sleepy Cat wine and access to both the session and a two-and-a-half-hour buffet. Fans can visit IronPigsBaseball.com/ThemeNights to secure a spot.

The 2019 IronPigs season is the team's 12th as the top affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies and 12th at Coca-Cola Park. Follow the IronPigs on Twitter at @IronPigs and like them on Facebook via Facebook.com/LHVIronPigs.

The 2019 IronPigs season is presented by Capital BlueCross.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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