CHARLESTON, SC - Countless Charleston RiverDogs fans have passion about many things that range from the team's famed food & beverage creations to the traditional Thirsty Thursdays, Fireworks Fridays, and Family Sundays.
Another item that our fans care greatly about is the start times for the 70 home games at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.
"We have always taken pride in our customer service and we are simply reacting to what many fans have told us," said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols. "We listen to all suggestions and when it is the right thing to do, we'll adjust and do it."
Therefore, all Saturday home games will once again have a 6:05 pm first pitch as the RiverDogs announce their game times for the 2014 season.
The team's games on Monday through Friday will continue to feature the traditional 7:05 pm start time while Sundays' first pitch will again be at 5:05.
As usual, however, the RiverDogs have several special days in which the normal start time will be slightly adjusted and that list of games include:
- Wednesday, April 9 vs. Greenville - Education Day at 11:05 am;
- Wednesday, April 30 vs. Augusta - Education Day at 11:05 am;
- Friday, July 4 vs. Rome - Independence Day Celebration at 6:35 pm;
- Wednesday, July 9 vs. Greenville - Big Splash Day at 12:05 pm;
- Monday, July 21 vs. Augusta - Business Person's Special at 12:05 pm;
- Wednesday, Aug. 13 vs. Hickory - Business Person's Special at 12:05 pm;
- Thursday, Aug. 28 vs. Greenville - Season Finale with postgame Fireworks at 6:35 pm.
As always, fans have the opportunity to see two games for the price of one when The Citadel plays a Southern Conference contest prior to the RiverDogs and those dates are:
- May 2 vs. Delmarva (The Citadel vs. Wofford)
- May 3 vs. Delmarva (The Citadel vs. Wofford)
- May 4 vs. Delmarva (The Citadel vs. Wofford)
- May 15 vs. Hickory (The Citadel vs. UNC Greensboro)
- May 16 vs. Hickory (The Citadel vs. UNC Greensboro)
The RiverDogs open the 2014 season on April 7 with a seven-game homestand that features the Greenville Drive and the Augusta GreenJackets. For ticket information, please contact the box office at 843/577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.