As many of you living in Altoona, PA know, and for those of you who don’t, beginning today at 1 p.m., the city will officially change its name to “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, PA” for 60 days. Due to that change, the Curve have released the following statement:
“We are supportive of the ceremonial name change of the city and have a great partnership with Sheetz – which does so many great things to give back to the people of our region. However, we won’t be changing our name at this point because of the obvious logistical issues involved. I don’t even know if we could fit that many letters on to a jersey. We will be participating in today’s City Council proclamation with our main mascot, Steamer, and are pleased that this effort by Sheetz and Mr. Spurlock will benefit the Altoona City Police Department.”
The Altoona Curve will return to Blair County Ballpark for their second homestand of 2011 on Friday, April 29 with seven games featuring three against the Erie SeaWolves (AA – Detroit Tigers) and four against the Akron Aeros (AA – Cleveland Indians). The homestand will run through Thursday, May 5and feature a Tenacious C Hanky Giveaway, postgame fireworks and the first What We’re Watching Wednesday, LOST – Locke & Locke.