Ray McFerren is a Mud Hens PR intern, not a DH, but he can still take a few cuts - at a Whiffle ball - in a mini Fifth Third Field set up at SeaGate Centre as part of Fan Fest.
A limited number of tickets still remain for the Triple-A All-Star Game and the events surrounding it.
The Mud Hens report that roughly 100 ticket packages remain for the game, which will be played at Fifth Third Field July 12. Those packages include tickets for the Fan Fest and Monday's Home Run Derby as well as the game.
The Mud Hens are not selling tickets for the All-Star Game only.
The team is selling a limited number of prime seats for the Home Run Derby at $35 each. These tickets became available when the club learned it had saved more tickets for visiting clubs and officials than were needed.
Tickets also remain for the Block Party for both the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game. The Block Party will take place on Monroe Street, which will be closed off between St. Clair and Superior streets for those two events; the ticket will not allow access to Fifth Third Field.
Block Party tickets are $10 for each event. The team also is selling a $20 ticket that includes admission to one Block Party and to the Fan Fest at the SeaGate Centre.
Jerseys from various Triple-A teams will be on display at SeaGate Centre as part of All-Star festivities next week.
The Fan Fest, which includes interactive games for all ages as well as clinics, autographs and memorabilia sales, will open tomorrow starting at noon. The Fan Fest will be open until 9 p.m. tomorrow through Tuesday. On Wednesday it will be open from noon to 6 p.m.
Tickets for the Fan Fest are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12.
Among those signing autographs tomorrow are former Mud Hen Don Pepper, authors Christine Brennan, Terence O'Leary, John O'Brien and Jerry DeBruin, as well as Muddy and Muddonna.