Doan Delivers: Red Wings Bullpen Cart

By Rochester Red Wings | May 10, 2013 7:03 AM ET

Customized bullpen carts were an iconic part of Major League Baseball for most of the 1960's and 70's. This high profile retro marketing tool is making a return to Minor League Baseball, with the Red Wings' new bullpen presented by the Doan Family of Dealerships.

The Doan Family of Dealerships Bullpen Cart will deliver Red Wings relievers from the bullpen to the mound. And while the Wings relievers are not obligated to catch a free ride, fans will certainly see the bullpen cart on the field - and the chance to see a Wings relief pitcher hop out of the cart in front of the Wings dugout.

The Doan Family of Dealerships Bullpen Cart will deliver mascots Spikes and Mittsy to home plate for our Run the Bases family promotion after each Sunday home game, and will also make selected appearances around town at downtown locations, other area events, and Doan Family of Dealerships events.

Mark Sofia, a retired Rochester Police Department sergeant, and his company SportsKartz, created the Red Wings bullpen cart. Click here to read more about the return of the retro bullpen cart and how Mark and the Red Wings worked together to bring a bullpen cart to Rochester.


About the Doan Family of Dealerships:
The Doan Family of Dealerships believes that strong community ties play a very important role in our business. There are numerous ways we try to lend support throughout the year. Sponsoring road races such as the Catholic Family Center's "Run for the Young," the Salvation Army's "Help the Homeless" weekend fund drive, the National M.S. Society's annual ball, donations to the American Heart, Cancer and Diabetes Associations are some of the organizations we assist during the year. Local youth baseball, hockey, soccer and football teams, musical and church groups all count on Doan for our donations and sponsorships in the Rochester area. Throughout the summer, we sponsor many golf tournaments that raise money for local charities and finding cures for diseases and other fundraising efforts.

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To order tickets for any upcoming home game call 423-WING (9464) and order with a credit card, visit the Frontier Field Ticket Office during regular hours, or order on-line. Click here for Ticket Office hours, prices, seating chart and more information on ordering tickets.

The Rochester Red Wings are the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The Red Wings are operated by Rochester Community Baseball, Inc. and have been a community-owned pro baseball franchise since 1957; Rochester's pro baseball history dates back to 1885.



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

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