For the third-straight season, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark will play host to Cubs-A-Palooza. The two-day affair is set for Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. The event will feature an appearance from baseball-legend Lou Piniella on Friday courtesy of WMBF and Mix 97.7. On Saturday the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a David "Bote McBoatface" Bobblehead which is presented in on conjunction with Boaty McBoatface™ 2016, © 2018 and supported by WMBF, 106.5 Nash FM, and The Sun News.
A limited amount of all-inclusive Cubs-A-Palooza packages are on sale now. For just $75, VIPs will receive a "Low-Tide" ticket to both games, a dinner voucher for each game, a wristband for the Piniella Meet & Greet on Friday, and early entry to the park each night. Package buyers must be present to receive the giveaway on Saturday. Autographs are limited to item per person.
To purchase the Cubs-A-Palooza VIP Package click the button below or call 843-918-6000.
Piniella guided the Cubs to back-to-back National League Central Division titles in 2007 and 2008, including a 97-win season in 2008 that earned him the National League Manager of the Year award. In 23 seasons as a manager, Piniella won 1,835 games, the 16-most in Major League Baseball history. He captured six division titles and won one World Series championship with Cincinnati Reds in 1990. Piniella also spent 16 years in the big leagues as a player. During his career he played for four teams with 11 years in a New York Yankees' uniform. He was a career .291 hitter and won the 1969 American League Rookie of the Year award with the Kansas City Royals. Piniella also won two World Series rings with the Yankees in 1977 and 1978.
Autographs are limited to one item per person.
Playing off the Cubs star who spectacularly burst onto the Wrigley scene in 2018 and the aptly-named internet sensation, we, in association with Boaty McBoatface™, are giving away a David "Bote McBoatface" bobblehead to the first 1,000 fans on Saturday, July 13. The bobblehead giveaway is brought to you by WMBF, 106.5 Nash FM and The Sun News.
David Bote , the Cubs 18th-round pick in the 2012 MLB draft and former Pelican, made his major league debut on April 21, 2018 and rose to national stardom with Chicago. He had a flare for the dramatic, hitting a pair of walk-off homers on the season, including a pinch-hit, walk-off grand slam on August 12 against the Washington Nationals to give the Cubs a 4-3 win.
Bote was a member of the 2016 Pelicans and, in 72 games for Myrtle Beach, he hit .337/.410/.518 with six home runs and 41 RBIs. The power-hitting infielder was named the Carolina League Championship Series MVP after he helped the Birds win the Mills Cup Championship, the Pelicans second-straight Carolina League title. Though he had success at the lower levels of the minor leagues, he was never dubbed a "top prospect" for the Cubs, so his overachievement with the Northsiders quickly made him a fan favorite.
His success with Chicago sent social media into a frenzy, prompting some to call Bote "Bote McBoatface", playing off his last name and the popular 2016 research vessel internet naming contest.
When the National Environmental Research Council allowed the public to vote on a name for the United Kingdom's newest vessel, an online poll decided on "Boaty McBoatface" as the winning entry and the contest received worldwide attention. The NERC eventually overruled the naming of the ship and instead named it after Sir David Attenborough.
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