It was a wild weekend at LeLacheur Park that consisted of a broken world record, 19 innings of baseball in one day, and zombies.
The Friday night game against the Staten Island Yankees was postponed due to rain. Despite the game moving, a world record was broken and fireworks occurred.
Liam Fitzgerald, the boy who is known as the Bruins fist-bumper, started the #BumpOutCancer campaign, which led to the Spinners attempting to break the world record for most simultaneous fist bumps. Liam has Down syndrome and is a survivor of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. His attempt to become the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year was the reason behind the start of this campaign. By raising funds, and spreading awareness Liam won and became the man of the year.
Liam was in attendance with his family leading the record attempt with the Spinners Dance Team. The previous record was 1,820 and was broken Friday night by the Spinners with 2,604 participants.
With the Friday night game being moved to Saturday, which meant a fun-filled doubleheader, and 19 innings of baseball.
On Super Hero Night at LeLacheur Park, the Spinners couldn’t quite defeat the villainous Yankees. They put up a valiant effort, taking what were originally 7 inning games to 9 innings and 10 innings respectively. However, despite their best efforts, they ended the day in two losses.
Spinners fans were entertained all day with fun between innings games. For the first time ever at LeLacheur Park, two fans played Build a Burrito on the first base side. In a relay style, each fan had to fill their burrito with chicken, black beans, salsa, and guacamole, roll the burrito up, and deliver it to Sombrero Man. Both contestants did well, keeping it close until the end. One contestant almost won but dropped some guacamole out of his burrito, which led to the other contestant taking the victory.
The Spinners played the last of the three game series on Sunday, where they took another loss. Despite the loss, Austin Glorius made his LeLacheur Park debut in glorious fashion, pitching four scoreless innings. Matt Kent would get the loss, despite giving up only two earned runs. The offense couldn’t quite put it together, which led to the 4-0 loss.
It was Zombie Night at LeLacheur Park, which led to Zombie Impressions. Three fans took the field on the first base side, making their best Zombie impressions. All three gave a solid effort, but only one fan went home with the prize.
The Spinners begin a three game series against the Vermont Lake Monsters tonight at 7:05PM. The first 1,000 fans will receive a free Spinners hat upon entering the park.