Another week gone by and another week closer to Opening Day as things continue to progress here in Curve, Pa. We’ve added an additional face to our staff in the last week as Tyler Maun has joined the broadcast team. Tyler comes to Altoona by way of Myrtle Beach as he spent the past three seasons with the Pelicans. He’ll be chiming in on the blog here shortly and you can hear him along with myself on the air when Altoona takes on Erie to kick off the season on April 5th.
If you’ve checked us out on Twitter this week you might have seen some photos of some of the new signage going up at the ballpark. In fact, we’ve got some going up today as they are constructing the giant blue flame for the main window above the VIP entrance as I pen (well type) this masterpiece of a blog. Maybe by the time I’m finished writing they’ll have finished putting up the flame, which will also be front-lit for all to see during the wee hours of the night! As you can see here on the left, C.O.O. David Lozinak helps change out some of the parking lot signage here at the ballpark to display the new Peoples Natural Gas Field name. The other piece of signage that was put up this week was also the sign for one of our new food items here at the ballpark: the Curverogie!
An inception of a few of the members on staff, the Curverogie will come on a Kaiser roll and be populated with some ham, a pierogie, cheese, onions and if you want, more ham! We’ve had some test groups try it at some of our offseason events and the reviews have been good so we’re excited for the masses to come and try it as we open the gates on April 5th.
In other news, the Curve comics have started up once again in the Altoona Mirror and you can catch them every Wednesday and Sunday leading up to their daily run, which begins on Sunday April 1st. We are just as excited as you all to see what comic genius Bill Bettwy has in store for us this year! I’d have to say my favorite that I’ve ever appeared in over my two seasons here was this one when I went a little overboard for Top Gun night last year as part of the Nittany Travel Summer Cruise Series, which is back again this season. Maybe this year he’ll draw me as Cole Trickle?
I’ll leave you with another tidbit about the Altoona Curve Booster Club FanFest event, which has been moved from its original date and will now to place on April 4th (the night before Opening Night) at 5:30 p.m. at the Casino at Lakemont Park. Tickets for the event run as follows:
Non-Booster Club Adult: $12
Booster Club Adult: $11
Children (6-12): $6
Children (5-under): Free
You can contact Duane Bordell with the Altoona Curve Booster Club at 944-2585 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Let’s see where the new sign is at as I finish this blog…
Oh it looks good!
Early next week I’ll recap our NCAA Tournament-opening potluck party and maybe post a few of the recipes for the items that were made for our Mexican food feast!
Enjoy the rest of your St. Patrick’s Day!