With the start of the baseball season inching closer and closer, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are preparing for Spring Training for a third year in a row at Regency Furniture Stadium to get ready for the 2012 season. Highlighting the Blue Crabs spring training schedule are five exhibition games including two at home.
With Opening Day slated for April 26 at Regency Furniture Stadium against the Lancaster Barnstormers, the 2012 Blue Crabs will convene as a team for the first time on Monday, April 16 for the first full team workout. On Tuesday, April 17, the Crabs will host a media luncheon at 1:00pm followed by an afternoon workout which will also be open to media only.
On Thursday, April 19, seven days before Opening Day, the Blue Crabs will take the field at Sovereign Bank Stadium for the first time in 2012, battling the York Revolution in the exhibition opener. The following afternoon on Friday the 20th, the Blue Crabs will play their first home exhibition game against the York Revolution at Regency Furniture Stadium. The game will start at 1:00pm and admission will be free.
On Sunday, April 22, the Blue Crabs will take another trip to York, PA to play the Sugar Land Skeeters at Sovereign Bank Stadium. The Sugar Land Skeeters are the newest addition to the Atlantic League playing all of their games at their home stadium in Sugar Land, TX. That game will begin at 4:05pm.
The Blue Crabs will take on the College of Southern Maryland on Monday, April 23 at 1:00pm. Gates for the local showdown will open at 12:00 p.m., and admission will be accepted in the form of donations, with all proceeds benefitting The College of Southern Maryland Athletic Department.
On Tuesday the 24th, the exhibition season ends with a game against the Lancaster Barnstormers at Clipper Magazine Stadium. A team workout will take place on the following day, and then on Thursday, April 26, the show will begin as the Blue Crabs will host the Lancaster Barnstormers for Opening Day 2012!
“Hosting spring training at home for a third consecutive season is a very valuable opportunity for us to grant our fans early access to the team before the actual season begins,” said Blue Crabs General Manager Joel Seiden. We have two exhibition games at home, one of which is against a local team from the Tri-County Area. We hope for great weather all week long so everyone can meet the players, get an autograph and just get the fun of Blue Crabs baseball started that much earlier.”
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, and play at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland. The franchise is entering its 5th Anniversary season in the spring of 2012, coming off the team’s third consecutive playoff appearance. Please call (301) 638-9788 or visit www.somdbluecrabs.com for more information and to save your seat at the ballpark today!