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Hornsby Makes Special Deliveries For Valentine’s Day

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.

What made his deliveries extra special were the mini photo shoots Hornsby had with everyone. Check out a few slideshows from Hornsby’s deliveries here, here, and here.

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!”

Follow Hornsby on Twitter @TheRealHornsby. Pre-season ticket plans are still available. Call (918) 744-5901 or visit us online to find out more.

Drillers, Tulsa To Host 2012 Texas League All-Star Game

The Texas League has officially announced that the Tulsa Drillers will host the 2012 U.S. Cellular Texas League All-Star Game at ONEOK Field. The game will feature the North Division All-Stars versus the South Division All-Stars and will be played on Thursday, June 28.  

“We are excited to have the opportunity to host the Texas League’s marquee event next summer,” said General Manager Mike Melega. “We think downtown Tulsa and ONEOK Field will provide the perfect settings for this great game.”

Game To Be Played at ONEOK Field on Thursday, June 28 2012.

The official logo for the game features a Drillers “T” attached to an iconic oil derrick that recalls Tulsa’s days as the “Oil Capital of the World” and as a longtime member of the historic Texas League.

The very first TL All-Star Game was played in 1936, and Tulsa has hosted the event on five previous occasions. The city was the host site in 1962, 1981, 1982, 1990 and 1999.

Other activities are planned for the night of the game, including a pair of pre-game home run hitting contests.  One will feature the TL’s top hitters, while another will highlight some of the area’s top high school sluggers.

The night will conclude with a post-game fireworks display.

Drillers Season Ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the game. Tickets to the general public will go on sale later this year and will range in price from $6 to $16.

A number of current and past major league stars have played in Texas League All-Star Games. This list includes: Alex Gordon, Troy Tulowitzki, Hunter Pence, Paul Konerko, Ubaldo Jimenez, Colby Rasmus and Johnny Damon, plus Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley, Joe Morgan, Willie McCovey and Dizzy Dean.

MiLB Empressed By Pomeranz’s Debut With Drillers

By: David Heck

Drew Pomeranz hadn’t pitched in almost a month, but he looked anything but rusty on Wednesday night.’s No. 31 prospect retired the first 19 batters he faced in a Drillers uniform en route to a seven-inning, two-hit performance. Double-A Tulsa went on to blank Midland, 6-0, to snap a six-game losing streak.

Pomeranz, who had not pitched since July 25, struck out four without issuing a walk in front of Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd.

“Things were just going great,” Pomeranz said. “It helps that I threw a good amount of strikes and was ahead of the hitters. It’s a lot easier to pitch that way — it helps to be in control of the game. If you’re behind, it’s a little tougher. The first six innings, I stayed in great counts. Apparently, where I threw the ball was the right spot tonight.”

The 22-year-old left-hander lost the perfect game with one out in the seventh, when Grant Green — the A’s No. 1 prospect– singled on a ground ball up the middle. The RockHounds’ only other hit came in the next at-bat as Stephen Parker lined a single to right field.

Drew Pomeranz made his Drillers debut Wednesday night against the Midland RockHounds. Pomeranz went seven innings allowing only two hits and striking out four. (Dave Crenshaw/Tulsa Drillers)


“That’s just part of baseball,” Pomeranz said. “I really wasn’t too [ticked] or anything. I was just like, ‘Oh well.’ I gave up another hit and was like, ‘Well let’s get the next guy.’ You give up a hit or two, you don’t want it to blow up on you when you’ve been pitching well the whole time.”

Pomeranz worked his way out of trouble by striking out Michael Spina and getting Adam Heether to line out. He left after throwing 78 pitches.

The fifth overall pick in the 2010 Draft, Pomeranz was included as the player to be named later in the trade that sent Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland on July 30. Because players cannot be traded until one year after they are signed, the Ole Miss product could not officially be included in the deal until Tuesday.

“I really, truly did not think I was going to get traded,” Pomeranz said. “I was initially shocked. But teams do what they’ve got to do. They did what they did for a reason. That’s part of baseball, too; people get traded. Things happen like this. You’ve just got to learn how to stay focused. It’s baseball — it’s basically the same thing everywhere.”

Pomeranz spent his time off working out at the Indians’ spring training complex in Arizona.

“It has benefits and its downfall, too,” said Pomeranz, who posted a 1.98 ERA across two levels before the trade. “But what Minor League pitcher in his first year of pro ball wouldn’t want to have two weeks off to help yourself get in better shape, look at some video and work on things you want to work on worry-free? I think that helped me out.”

Pomeranz’s old brother, Stuart, served as the Drillers’ closer last season and recorded 18 saves. The 26-year-old right-hander, who signed with the Dodgers in the offseason, gave Pomeranz a scouting report of his new home.

“He told me it was a great organization, it was a nice stadium and it was hot as hell,” Pomeranz said. “He was pretty right about the last two things. Everything’s been great, talking to people here so far. The organization seems like a good organization. Everything he said has been true so far.”

Casey Weathers pitched the final two innings for Tulsa, striking out one and walking one. The two hits were the fewest allowed this season by the Drillers, who rank third in the Texas League with nine shutouts.

Leading Tulsa offensively was shortstop Hector Gomez, who went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and three runs scored and fell a single shy of the cycle.

Wheeler And Rosario Honored, Beerer Promoted To Triple-A

Tim Wheeler and Wilin Rosario were once again honored by Baseball America for each having great weeks from July 15 – July 22. The prospect hot sheet is not a re-ranking of the top 100 in baseball, but instead a snapshot of the prospects that excelled over the given week.

Scott Beerer was recently promoted to Triple-A Colorado Spring where he will serve primarily as an outfielder. The former second round pick and Texas A&M product was originally drafted as a pitcher but has since attempted a comback playing the outfield. (Rich Crimi)

This is what Baseball America had to say aboutRosario’s week:

Combine Rosario’s two half-seasons at Double-A and you’ve got a .272/.322/.514 hitter with 35 homers and 22 doubles in 551 at-bats. In that time, he’s gunned down and above-average 38 percent of 132 would-be base thiefs. Rosario’s raw tools suggest that the power and arm strength he’s shown with Tulsa are very real, and it’s easy to see why scouts project him to be an above-average regular at the big league level, possibly as soon as next season. One caveat:Rosario has


mashed 12 of 16 homers this season versus Texas League righthanders, but he’s also gone just 43-for-192 (.224) against them.

Being listed at No. 6 on the list, Baseball America talked about Wheeler:

It’s been a bounce back year for Wheeler, the 32nd overall pick in 2009 who hit .249/.341/.384 in the high Class A California League last year. He’s been noted for his plus raw power before, but he’s been on a major surge of late. Wheeler has gone deep nine times in his last 18 games (he hit 12 in 129 games last year), moving into a tie for the minor league home run lead with 28 on the year. It’s worth noting the left handed-hitting Wheeler still has a fairly sizable platoon split, a carryover from last year. But he did hit one of his homers this week against a lefty, his sixth long ball against a southpaw out of his 28 this year.

Also this week, local legend and mythical baseball player, Scott Beerer was called up to Triple-A. Beerer has moved to Colorado Springs and is one step closer to making his major league debut. Congrats Scott!

Tulsa Time: 60 Second Interview With Reliever Sean Jarrett

Besides seeing the Tulsa Drillers play at ONEOK Field during the season, what do you really know about the 2011 Drillers players outside of the baseball setting? It is quite hard for Drillers fans to get to know the players throughout the year as the team is either on the road or in the midst of a long homestand.

Where is their favorite restaurant in Tulsa? Do you have a pre-game routine? Facebook or Twitter? These are just a couple of the questions we sat down and asked the players if they could answer.

However, during the interview each player would be allowed only one minute to answer all 17 questions.

A native of Westminster, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, Sean Jarrett is extremely familiar with the Rockies system.

Tulsa Drillers reliever Sean Jarrett is in his second year with the Drillers. Jarrett was selected by the Rockies in the 20th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.

Besides growing up outside of Denver, Jarrett also attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is also home to the Rockies Double-A affiliate Tulsa Drillers. 2011 will be Jarrett’s second year with the team as the reliever went 3-1, with a 1.80 earned run average in 2010. His 1.80 earned run average was good enough for second on the team.

1. Subway, Quiznos, or Which Wich?

Sean Jarrett: “Tough one…..hum…..Quiznos”

2. Facebook or Twitter?

SJ: “Embarrassingly enough, I am on both.”

3. What is your favorite type of Music?

SJ: “Country.”

4. What is your favorite TV show? Past or Present?

SJ: “I really don’t watch too much television, so I really couldn’t tell you my favorite show.”

5. What is your favorite sport other than baseball?

SJ: “Golf.”

6. And who is your favorite non-baseball athlete?

SJ: “Sam Salabura. He is just dominate on the golf course.”

7. Who was your idol when you were growing up?

SJ: “……I’d say my grandpa.”

8. What is your favorite meal?

SJ: “I don’t have a favorite meal per say, I just love food in general.”

9. Do you have a pre-game routine?

SJ: “Not really being a relief pitcher. But warming up out there I have a few things that I do consistently before coming in the game.”

10. What is your favorite restaurant in Tulsa?

SJ: “Cheddars. It’s really good food for a very affordable price.”

11. Who is the funniest Drillers teammate?

SJ: “Friedrich. No contest.”

12. Most embarrassing moment while playing?

SJ: “My cleats stuck together one game and I tripped running in from the bullpen.”

13. What is your nickname?

SJ: “Don’t ask me why…..but it’s Pablo.”

14. Chuck Norris or Scott Beerer?

SJ: “Chuck Norris. Only because Scott Beerer really scares me.”

15. Smooth or Crunchy Peanut Butter?

SJ: “Smooth.”

16. Billy Madison or Happy Gilmore?

SJ: “Either. Both are funny movies.”

17. Seinfeld or The Office?

SJ: “Seinfeld.”

Drillers Promotional Schedule For July 14 – July 17

The Tulsa Drillers return to ONEOK Field for a brief four-game series against the Arkansas Travelers (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) that will run from July 14-17.  It will be the first of two four-game sets with the Travelers in Tulsa during a 12-day period.   

Arkansas won the first-half North Division title and has again been atop the standings for much of the second half.  So far this season, the Drillers and Travelers have split their 16 meetings, with each team compiling an 8-8 record in its own park.

All four games in the initial series against the Travelers will begin at 7:05PM. 

The series has been labeled Beach Party Weekend with the promotions lineup including Margaritaville Night and Thirsty Thursday on July 14, Friday Night Fireworks on July 15 and Grand Slam Saturday and Drillers Beach Towels on July 16.  

The homestand will conclude with Family FunDay Sunday and Super Splash Day on July 17.

A complete list of promotions with descriptions is below.

Tickets for all four games are now on sale at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office at 201 N. Elgin Ave.and at  Tickets are also available by calling the Ticket Office at (918)744-5901.

Holcomb At Home:  Third baseman Darin Holcomb has found ONEOK Field to be to his liking.  He is second on the Drillers with a .302 batting average in home games this season.  Scott Beerer leads Tulsa with a .311 average at ONEOK Field.

Friedrich Stingy:  Christian Friedrich has not allowed more than three earned runs in a start since April 27.  In his last eight starts, Friedrich has compiled a 2.42 ERA, dating back to May 30.  

Turpen Time:  Daniel Turpen has not allowed an earned run in seven outings against Arkansas this year.  The reliever has surrendered only five hits and no walks in 10.2 innings against the Travs.

Driller Killer:  Former University of Oklahoma pitcher Garrett Richards has accounted for nearly half of the Travs’ wins against the Drillers this season.  Richards is 3-1 in four starts against Tulsa. 

Wheeler HR Pace:  Tim Wheeler hit 24 home runs inTulsa’s first 88 games, a pace that would give him a chance to break the season, franchise record of 32 homers co-held by Kevin Buckley (1983) and Bubba Smith (1996).






Thursday, July 14. . . Arkansas Travelers  (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


One of the most fun promotions of the year returns to ONEOK Field with Margaritaville Night compliments of Saint Francis Health Zone and Star 103!  Get out your flip-flops and your Hawaiian shirts and enjoy the soothing sounds of Something Steel as well as $5 margaritas and buy one, get one free cheeseburgers in paradise!  The Parrot Head Club of Tulsa will be passing out leis to the first 2,000 fans, and it is also a Thirsty Thursday with 12 ounce servings of Miller Lite and Coors Light and 21 ounce servings of Pepsi products on sale for only $1 each. 

Friday, July 15. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


Beach Party Weekend continues with Friday Night Fireworks at ONEOK Field, presented by Cox.  Concession stands will feature $2 Coronas, $5 pina coladas and $4 teriyaki chicken and pineapple sandwiches!

Saturday, July 16. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


It’s a Grand Slam Saturday and first 1,500 fans of all ages will receive a colorful, Drillers beach towel that features Hornsby and downtown Tulsa, compliments of Pepsi and News Channel 8. 

Tulsa players will be wearing special beach-themed jerseys that will be available via auctions during the game with proceeds benefiting the American Parkinson’s Disease Association. 

Beach Party concessions specials will include $3 lemonade servings, $5 strawberry daiquiris and $4 Big Kahuna Burgers with pineapple.

Sunday, July 17. . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


ONEOK Field will be turned into a water park with fun water slides and games courtesy of EMSA, the Tulsa Fire Department and Bounce Toyz.  Activities will include two 18 ft. water slides, a 32 ft. double, slip ‘n slide and a giant waterspout.

The first 500 kids, ages 12 and under, will receive a voucher that is redeemable for a free hot dog, milk, and an ice cream dessert at the concession stands courtesy of Borden Dairy, K95.5FM and 2 News Works For You.

From 6:15-6:30PM, a pair of Drillers players will be in Black Gold Outfitters signing autographs for all fans.  After the game, all kids will be allowed on the field to run the bases. 

Beach Party food and beverage specials will feature $2 pineapple snow cones!


Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders To Come To ONEOK Field

The world-renowned Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will be visiting ONEOK Field this summer to entertain fans at the Drillers game on Saturday, July 23. Tickets still remain for the scheduled game against the Arkansas Travelers however, a limited number of tickets will be available to the public for a private “Meet and Greet” with the cheerleaders.

The Tulsa Drillers are offering 100 fans the opportunity to attend a private party with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders prior to the game on July 23. Tickets for the “Meet and Greet” are priced at $75 per person.

Each ticket will include a one hour visit with 10 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, an autographed cheer team photo, a personal 8 x 10 photograph with all 10 cheerleaders, an All-You-Can-Eat Oklahoma BBQ Buffet, exclusive access to the Drillers Conference Center, as well as your game ticket to that night’s game.

Tickets to this private event must be purchased in advance by clicking on the link below or calling Kevin Butcher at (918) 574-8324.

Independence Day Homestand To Include Two Fireworks Shows!

The Tulsa Drillers will be home at ONEOK Field for a six-game homestand from June 30 through July 5.  The Drillers will host the Corpus Christi Hooks (Houston Astros) in a three-game series and the San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres) in another three-game set. 

The six games will mark the first time the Drillers have played the two South Division teams since mid-April. Tulsa has a combined 6-6 record against the Hooks and Missions this season. 

Each of the six games of the homestand will start at 7:05PM. 

The homestand is filled with great promotions, including a pair of Fireworks Shows on Friday, July 1 and Monday, July 4.  The homestand will begin with Thirsty Thursday / Guys Night Out on Thursday, June 30.  Saturday, July 2 will feature a 4th of July themed cap giveaway, while Sunday, July 3 will be Here’s To The Heroes, Military Appreciation Night.  The homestand will conclude with $2 Tuesday on July 5.

A complete list of promotions with descriptions is below.

Tickets for all six games are now on sale at the ONEOK Field Ticket Office at 201 N. Elgin Ave. and at  Tickets are also available by calling the Ticket Office at (918)744-5901.

Beerer Power Surge:  Scott Beerer entered the All-Star Break on a hot streak, hitting .440 with 4 home runs and 9 RBI in his last 6 games. 

Friedrich Tough:  Over the past month, Christian Friedrich has been one of the top starting pitchers in the Texas League.  In his last six starts, dating back to May 30, Friedrich is 3-2 with a 2.43 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 37 innings pitched.  He is holding league batters to a .255 average in those six outings. 

Hot Weather, Hot Bat:  As the weather has warmed up, so has second baseman Tommy Field’s bat.  Field is hitting .277 in the month of June with 17 RBI, while posting an impressive .369 on base percentage.  His five home runs in the month tie him with Beerer and Tim Wheeler for the team lead. 

Attendance: The Drillers are currently second in the Texas League in average paid attendance, attracting 5,593 fans per opening at ONEOK Field. 

4th of July:  Because of the scheduled post-game Fireworks display, the July 4 game will not be a $1.00 Dog Night. 



(June 30-July 5)


Thursday, June 30. . . Corpus Christi Hooks  (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


It’s another Thirsty Thursday and a special night for the guys courtesy of Z104.5, The Edge!  Several great prizes will be given to lucky guys, including a Wii gaming system, two tickets to see Def Leppard at the BOK Center, two tickets to a meet and greet function with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders at ONEOK Field and two tickets to see Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights at the Cain’s.  In addition, 12 ounce servings of Bud and Bud Light and 21 ounce servings of Pepsi products will be on sale for only $1 each.  Live music will be provided by Brandon Clark.


Friday, July 1. . . Corpus Christi Hooks (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


The Drillers offer you a chance to get an early start to the Independence Day Celebration with another great Friday Night Fireworks Show at ONEOK Field compliments of Danny Beck Chevrolet and 98.5 KVOO.


It is also FRITOS® Family Night with six lucky families being chosen to participate in a number of behind-the-scenes activities at the ballpark. Fans can also present a FRITOS® Corn Chips sack at Black Gold Outfitters to receive 10% of their purchases.

Saturday, July 2. . . Corpus Christi Hooks (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


It’s a Grand Slam Saturday and we will give you the chance to show off your pride in the Drillers and our country with one of these great caps!  The first 1,500 fans, ages 5 and over, will receive a Drillers cap that features a flag “T” compliments of ONB Bank and NewsChannel 8.  The caps will be given away only at the Oil Derrick and Arvest Entrances.


Sunday, July 3. . . San Antonio Missions (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


The Drillers honor and pay tribute to our armed forces as all active duty personnel or retired members of the military will receive free admission to the game.  The Drillers will be wearing special camouflage jerseys that will be available in a silent auction during the game with all proceeds benefiting the Folds of Honor Foundation.  Major Dan Rooney, the founder of Folds of Honor, will be on hand to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.  It’s all courtesy of Anheuser-Busch. 


The first 500 kids, ages 12 and under, will receive a voucher that is redeemable for a free hot dog, milk, and an ice cream dessert at the concession stands courtesy of Borden Dairy, K95.5FM and 2 News Works For You.

From 6:15-6:30PM, a pair of Drillers players will be in Black Gold Outfitters signing autographs for all fans.  After the game, all kids will be allowed on the field to run the bases. 

Finally, kids are encouraged to wear their bathing suits to enjoy a giant waterspout from the Tulsa Fire Department and EMSA!


Before the game, a giant cookout will be held on Elgin Street with games and inflatables for kids and $1.00 cheeseburgers for everyone, compliments of KRAFT singles.

Monday, July 4. . . San Antonio Missions (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


Baseball and Fireworks provide the perfect way to cap off a great holiday weekend!  Following the game, the skies in downtown Tulsa will be filled with a spectacular fireworks display courtesy of River Spirit Casino and the News On 6.  The first 5,000 fans will receive mini American Flags, and Pearl Harbor survivor Arles Cole will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.   

Tuesday, July 5. . . San Antonio Missions (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


The ultimate night of discounts returns to ONEOK Field with $2 Tuesday presented by Pepsi, Warehouse Market, Mix 96 and 2 News Works For You.  General Admission tickets on the outfield lawn are only $2.00 each, while all other tickets are discounted $3.00 off normal prices.  In addition, hot dogs, Mazzio’s Pizza slices, 21 ounce Pepsi fountain drinks, jumbo soft pretzels and souvenir programs will be on sale for only $2.00 each.


Buy one, get one FREE from Kraft Singles! Fans presenting an outer wrapper from a package of Kraft Singles can purchase two regular priced tickets for the price of one! Only one ticket discount can be used when purchasing tickets

Drillers Promotional Headlines For The May 3rd – May 6th Homestand

Hello Drillville,

The Drillers will be home again for a short four game strech Tuesday May 3 through Friday May 6. All games through out the homestand will have a 7:05 PM first pitch, except the game on Wednesday which is scheduled for 11:05 AM.



Tuesday, May 3 . . . . . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


The ultimate night of discounts returns to ONEOK Field with $2 Tuesday presented by Pepsi, Frito Lay, Warehouse Market, and 2 News Works For You. General Admission tickets on the outfield lawn are only $2.00 each, while all other tickets are discounted $3.00 off normal prices. In addition, Driller Dogs, Mazzio’s Pizza slices, 21oz Pepsi fountain drinks, and jumbo soft pretzels will be on sale for only $2.00 each!


Kraft Singles Tuesday Night Tickets

Buy one, get one FREE from Kraft Singles! Fans presenting an outer wrapper from a package of Kraft Singles can purchase two regular priced tickets for the price of one! Only one ticket discount can be used when purchasing tickets.


Wednesday, May 4 . . . . . . Arkansas Travelers (11:05AM) – Gates Open at 10:00AM


It’s baseball in the A.M. as the Drillers and Travelers get an early start with first pitch slated for 11:05AM! Brought to you by PSO.


Thursday, May 5 . . . . . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


Quench your thirst at ONEOK Field tonight as 12oz Beer and 21oz Pepsi Products will be on sale for only $1 each!


Downtown Tulsa’s Cinco De Mayo Celebration gets its start at ONEOK Field, beginning at 6:00 PM when the stadium gates open! Start the evening off right with $1 Beer as the Drillers take on division rival, the Arkansas Travelers! Brought to you by Vista Shadow Mountain.   

 Friday, May 6 . . . . . . Arkansas Travelers (7:05PM) – Gates Open at 6:00PM


The third fireworks display of the season gives fans another opportunity to watch a spectacular show that will light up the night sky over downtown Tulsa and ONEOK Field following the action on the field! Brought to you by XETA Technologies.


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!

Monday Morning Manager: Rain Edition

Scott Beerer launches a home run against Springfied. (Rich Crimi)


With an off day yesterday due in large part to the observance of Easter, the Drillers are 9-7. That 9-7 mark is good enough to place the Drillers in a tie for first place with Northwest Arkansas. This week the Drillers are scheduled to take on the Arkansas Travelers in Little Rock, but so far weather is looking like it might not cooperate.

Rain aside, today we begin a new segment on Drill Bits. We are excited to premiere the Monday Morning Manager segment on the blog.

The Monday Morning Manager will typically consist of open-ended questions for the Drillville faithful to answer. The questions are for fans to comment on, so we are visibly able to gauge their opinion on not only the baseball team but promotions, ONEOK Field, and everything else that is Tulsa Drillers.

  1. So far in the 2011, who do you believe has had the best season up to Monday as a Driller?


  1. Of all the promotions the Tulsa Drillers have done in 2011, what is your favorite?


  1. What has been the strongest part of the Drillers so far this year? Weakest?