MIDLAND, MI - With the season winding down, the Great Lakes Loons are gearing up for the franchise's second trip to the Midwest League (MWL) postseason, which begins on September 8.
To usher in the spirit of the postseason, the Loons will host a Playoff Kickoff Party at Pizza Sam's on Main Street in downtown Midland on Tuesday, September 7 at 6:00 p.m. Great Lakes Loons players will be in attendance to mingle with guests and sign autographs. The event, scheduled to last until 8:00, will feature a live radio remote hosted by Loons play-by-play broadcaster Brad Golder of ESPN 100.9 FM.
From the event at Pizza Sam's, the Loons will board the team bus and hit the road for Game 1 in Fort Wayne against the TinCaps.
Dow Diamond will host Game 2 of the playoffs on Thursday, September 9 and will bring in special guest, Rall E. Camel, to help encourage the Loons to victory. Following the game will be a Fireworks Loontacular powered by Dow Corning. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.
The Great Lakes Loons are also pleased to announce $1 Family Feast Nights throughout the postseason, presented by Chemical Bank. During all Loons home playoff games, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs, ice cream sandwiches, and 16 oz. Coke products courtesy of Chemical Bank.
Dow Diamond will host Game 3 on Friday, if necessary. After the initial round, the Midwest League has its best-of-three Divisional Championship Series from September 11-13, followed by the best-of-five League Championship Series from September 15-20.
The Great Lake Loons Possible Home Playoff Schedule:
Thursday, September 9, 7:05 p.m. - MWL Divisional Series Game 2
Friday, September 10, 7:05 p.m. - MWL Divisional Series Game 3*
Sunday, September 12, time TBD - MWL Eastern Div. Championship Series Game 2
Monday, September 13, time TBD - MWL Eastern Div. Championship Series Game 3*
Friday, September 17, time TBD - MWL Championship Series Game 3
Sunday, September 19, time TBD - MWL Championship Series Game 4*
Monday, September 20, time TBD - MWL Championship Series Game 5*
*indicates if necessary
All Loons playoff games will be broadcast live on ESPN 100.9 FM, Loons.com, or ESPN1009.com.
Great seats are still available for the Loons home playoff opener, scheduled for Thursday, September 9, with tickets starting at $7. For tickets and more information about the Loons, visit Loons.com or call 989-837-BALL. The Great Lakes Loons are a fourth-year Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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