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Redneck Weekend Starts Friday!

06/23/2006 12:06 PM - KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Don’t miss the final three games of the current T-Bones homestand as the inaugural Redneck Weekend kicks off with a bang! Fans loved Mullet Night so much each of the last three seasons that we’ve expanded it to a full weekend.

Friday and Saturday night’s games against the Gary SouthShore RailCats are at 7:05 pm, and Sunday night’s game is a 5:05 pm start.

Friday night will be the Labatt Blue Party on the Porch, featuring country singer Chris Beck in concert both before and after the game. As well, the game and weekend will feature a first in radio: baseball broadcasts from a deer stand located right next to the press box!

Saturday night will be the Redneck Wine and Cheese Festival, with regional delicacies such as boxed wine and spray cheese on Ritz crackers served. The festival opens when the CommunityAmerica Ballpark gates open, at 5:30 pm on Saturday, and admission is $5, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. WWF star Sgt. Slaughter also will make an appearance at the game. The T-Bones will also be wearing special Redneck Weekend jerseys, which will be auctioned off during the game.

Fireworks, presented by American Century Investments, will follow the Saturday night game. As well, the T-Bones’ post-game radio show will once again take place at Dave and Buster’s for one hour following the game; the show will also be broadcast on 1030 AM “The Light”. Don’t miss a minute of the fun!

Sunday’s game will feature the Redneck Skills Competition, with between-inning contests supplemented with fun and exciting events such as tire changing and the hubcap toss. Like every Sunday game, the contest will be followed by Kids Run the Bases, presented by Bob Evans.

Don’t miss any of the action! To purchase tickets in advance, please visit www.tbonesbaseball.com or call (913)328-5618.

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The T-Bones and Burger King will host their second baseball clinic in a series of four this summer this Saturday, June 24, at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. T-Bones infielder Chad Sosebee will work with youngsters on the fundamentals of playing infield and outfield, and will also assist with throwing mechanics. The clinic will take place from 1 pm until 2 pm, and children between the ages of 5 and 14 are welcome. Youngsters should report to Gate A at CommunityAmerica Ballpark for this fun event! Participants should bring baseball gloves, and there is no charge for the event. For more information, please call (913)328-5633 or e-mail media@tbonesbaseball.com.

And if you want to see Sosebee in action, visit this link for the amazing play Sosebee made this past Tuesday night.

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The T-Bones are hosting the Northern League’s All-Star Celebration on July 17 and 18. On July 17, the day will feature the T-Bones Fan Fest, with the league’s home run derby and skills competition as well as a Legends Game with former Royals and Cubs greats! Don’t miss your chance to see Willie Wilson, Fergie Jenkins, John Mayberry, Amos Otis and more! The game will be followed by fireworks and a concert.

On Tuesday, July 18, the T-Bones will host the Northern League’s All-Star Game, presented by CommunityAmerica Credit Union. The game, which will start at 7:05 pm, will feature the best and brightest the league has to offer. The day also includes the All-Star luncheon, to take place at the Hyatt Crown Center at 11:30 am. Headlining the luncheon will be Negro League legend “Buck” O’Neil. Tickets for this exciting event start at $40.

For tickets or information, please visit tbonesbaseball.com or call (913)328-BALL (2255).