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Hornsby made Valentine’s Day a memorable one for a number of Drillers fans last week. Our big blue Cupid delivered Valentine’s Day gifts all over the Tulsa metro area. Gifts included a dozen long-stem roses and a pair of Field Reserve tickets to both Opening Night (April 12) and the 2012 Texas League All-Star Game at ONEOK Field (June 28).
|Hornsby surprises Jennifer Anderson with her Valentine’s gift. (Brian Hilliard)|
Hornsby surprised unsuspecting individuals at home and at work from Chouteau to Bixby with roses, tickets, a bull hug, and a big smooch. “People were very surprised and some even a bit embarrassed when they realized Hornsby was there to deliver flowers to them,” said Game Entertainment Manager Justin Gorski.
2012 marked the first year the Drillers and Hornsby have offered a Valentine’s-themed package. “Overall, Hornsby’s Valentine deliveries were a huge success,” said Gorski. “Every person we surprised had the biggest smile on their face and we received fantastic feedback from the senders.”
Hornsby delivered a whopping 31 gifts in all on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, but those weren’t nearly enough to fulfill all the requests he received. This one-of-a-kind offer sold out within five days; 18 deliveries were scheduled within the first 48 hours this offer was available.
Travel and time constraints limited the number of visits Hornsby made during his three-day road trip. But changes are in place for Valentine’s Day 2013 that will accommodate the high demand for our blue buddy.
“Hornsby and his crew had such a great time seeing the joy they were bringing to the recipients,” Gorski said. “We need to let more people join in on the fun!”
It’s that time of the week again to give you guys and gals a heads up on the promotions for the upcoming homestand against Springfield. Tuesday, the Drillers were also included in Ben Hill’s Promo Preview of the week. Here is Hill’s take on Pineapple Palooza the Drillers will be hosting April 20th:
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Pineapple Palooza, April 20
Wednesday is 4/20, a date on the calendar long associated with the celebration of a mind-altering substance: its National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day! The Drillers are marking the occasion with a full-on “palooza,” a designation that easily outranks “fest,” “party,” “shindig” and even “blowout” in the American lexicon. The evening will be highlighted by the “Pineapple Olympics,” featuring events such as golf, shot put and, most harrowing, smoothie chugging. The winners receive pineapple-related prizes (a fitting conclusion to any fruit-ful endeavor), leaving the losers with Dole-ful expressions on their faces.
Also on the official Ben Hill Blog, he has discovered a recent picture of Hornsby. Hill is quickly to proclaim the picture as “One of the greatest mascot photos of All-Time”.
TULSA DRILLERS SCHEDULE & PROMOTIONS (April 20-23)
Wednesday, April 20 . . . . . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
The unofficial definition for “palooza” is, an all-out crazy party; partying at one place with a ton of people like there’s no tomorrow. Today is National Pineapple Upside down Cake day; and the Drillers invite you to come celebrate all things pineapple with us!
Thursday, April 21 . . . . . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
Quench your thirst at ONEOK Field tonight as 12oz Beer and 16oz Pepsi Products will be on sale for only $1 each!
“GO GREEN” NIGHT
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust encourages going green by creating awareness about recycling; Drillers Players and coaches will wear special Green Jerseys during tonight’s game to help promote the cause!
Friday, April 22 . . . . . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
FRIDAY NIGHT FIREWORKS
Following the action on the field a spectacular Fireworks Display will light up the night sky over downtown Tulsa and ONEOK Field! Brought to you by PSO
POST GAME BALL TOSS, “CHUCK IT IN THE BUCKET!”
Before the fireworks it’s your chance to win $400 in COLD HARD CASH, if you can, “Chuck it in the Bucket!” Balls are sold on the concourse throughout the duration of the game; purchase 6 balls for $5, or increase your chances by purchasing 13 balls for only $10!
Saturday, April 23 . . . . . . Springfield Cardinals (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM
NEWS CHANNEL 8 GRAND SLAM SATURDAY / BARK IN THE PARK
One of the Drillers’ most popular promotions, Bark in The Park, is back again this season, its second time at ONEOK Field!
Dog owners are encouraged to bring their “best buds” to ONEOK Field to enjoy an evening of baseball together!
All dogs are admitted Free with their owner, and doggy tickets can be picked up at all Tulsa Humane Society and VCA Animal Hospital locations (donations are suggested to help benefit the Humane Society of Tulsa). All Dogs MUST have up to date Vaccinations in order to gain admittance to ONEOK Field!