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DiamondDawgs baseball will have local feel

By RON MOSHIER
Observer-Dispatch

This year’s Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs will feature some homegrown talent when their New York Collegiate Baseball League (NCBL) season begins next month.

General manager Travis Heiser recently received commitments from Cortland State outfielder Jason Simone, of Utica; Mohawk Valley Community College outfielder Kyle Richardson, of Rome; and Chipola (Fla.) Junior College pitcher Garrett Baker, of Rome.

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DiamondDawgs Announce 2010 Promotional Schedule – Featuring Kids Eat Free!!!

Little Falls, NY – The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs are please to announce the team’s 2010 promotional schedule, including a mix of great giveaways and fan-favorite entertainment.

The DiamondDawgs will kick off their season with a bang on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 7:00pm against the Oneonta Outlaws with a HUGE Fireworks Spectacular sponsored by the Herkimer Diamond Mines. The Chairman of the DiamondDawgs, former NY Yankee Great Tommy John will also be in attendance to meet and great fans throughout the night.

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Vet’s Park offers something for everyone

Face it… how much cooler can birthday parties for children get than having one at Veterans Memorial Park while watching exciting Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs baseball? Your son or daughter will be the talk of the town! But cool birthday parties and themed birthday parties are only the start of what we offer at Veterans Memorial Park.

We work with you to transform corporate event ideas into realities. Whether it’s utilizing our picnic area while watching an exciting DiamondDawgs game or its just a night out with co-workers Veterans Memorial Park also helps you plan special events and promotions for your corporate entertainment. No matter what you need, we’re here to help!

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Group Fun with the DiamondDawgs All Summer Long!!!

Whether you’re organizing a company event, a family celebration, a birthday party, a school field trip or an outing for your congregation, community group, scouts, or civic group, Veterans Memorial Park offers exciting family entertainment. Bringing a group to a DiamondDawgs games is a great way to build relationships with clients, reward employees or create lasting memories with family and friends.

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Host a DiamondDawg

Are you interested in having an impact on a young man’s life, possibly his professional career? Do you love baseball?

You may be perfect as a DiamondDawgs host family!

During the Summer 2010, approximately 25 young men will move to the Mohawk Valley for the summer to play for the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs. From approximately June 1st through August 8th, these young, aspiring ballplayers hone their baseball skills by playing 42 games in 51 days. Players come from all over the United States to participate in the New York Collegiate Baseball League and be a part of the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs baseball team

Having the players become a part of a local family helps these young men have some sense of normalcy in a strange new city. Many of the players become more than a guest, they actually become part of the family.

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Gerlach to Lead DiamondDawgs in 2010

The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs would like announce the hiring of Troy Gerlach as Field Manager for the 2010 season. Troy comes to Mohawk Valley after serving as the hitting coach during the 2009 season for the NYCBL Champions, Amsterdam Mohawks. Amsterdam finished ranked 13th in the country with a 32-12 record. They led the league in homeruns (29) and team batting average of .290. The .290 average also led all wood bat leagues through out the country. “I would like to thank Travis and Dave for the opportunity to coach the Diamond Dawgs. I spent last summer in Amsterdam and played in Mohawk Valley a number of times and was very impressed with how the team was ran and the support of the community. I look forward to getting to know the community and representing Mohawk Valley on the field.”

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DiamondDawgs Commercial

Interview with Travis Heiser

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