March 19, 2013
Hawkins Field hosts its first Southeastern Conference weekend when the Florida Gators visit Nashville this weekend. The weekend will feature several new promotions.
Special for this weekend will be an exact replica of former Commodore David Price's American League Cy Young Award on display. The plaque will be on display for fans to see and pose for pictures. Price named his Cy Young plaque Clarence earlier this year and has dubbed the Dores' replica Cooper.
On Friday, the first 1,000 fans in the park will receive Vanderbilt Baseball rally towels. The new and exclusive Big League Dreams poster featuring the Commodores' five players in the big leagues will make its debut on Friday at the marketing table and be available all weekend. The poster has David Price, Pedro Alvarez, Mike Minor, Mike Baxter and Ryan Flaherty from their days as Commodores to now in Major League Baseball. Following the game on Friday kids will be invited onto the field to play catch with mom and dad.
On Saturday, the first 200 fans in the park will receive Mike Baxter Vanderbilt t-shirt jerseys. Saturday also marks the first time this season for the Kids Zone and Tailgating to be in operation.
Heroes Day is Sunday with police men and women being honored at the game. Kids can run the bases following the game for Mr. C's Sunday Run Day.