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BlueClaws Back Home for Second-Half Action

Locals look for fresh start with home stand

Just a few days after announcing they will host next year's , the Lakewood BlueClaws will be back at FirstEnergy Park today for more exciting baseball action. 

The local team will be looking to bounce back after finishing near the bottom of the Northern Division's first-half standings. 

The action starts with a four-game series against the West Virginia Power with all four set for 7:05 p.m. first pitches. At tonight's game, the BlueClaws will honor a local sports star, handing out Christie Rampone bobbleheads to the first 2,000 fans. After starting her athletic career at Point Pleasant Borough High School and Monmouth University, Rampone has since gone on to serve as the captain of the US Women's Soccer team.

Tonight also is a kids eat free game. 

Tuesday night the team will go from honoring a superstar to welcoming the Zooperstars to town to entertain the fans. Look out for stars like Clammy Sosa and Derek Cheetah to join Buster in the stands and on the field. The game also is another Senior Day Tuesday with free food for seniors and baseball bingo. 

As the team looks to turn their fortunes around, the first 2000 fans at Wednesday's game will get free rally towels to help them cheer their team to victory. Then on Thursday the Claws will take a page out of the big league club's playbook when they take the field in baby blue vintage jerseys. The uniforms, meant to look like the ones the Philadelphia Phillies wore in the 1980s, will then be auctioned off to benefit the BlueClaws Charities.

Thursday's game also will be Prostate Cancer Awareness Night as well as Thirsty Thursday with $1 beer and soda in the Coors Light WRAT Trap. 

When the Hagerstown Suns come to town to start their series on Friday the end of the game will mean the start of another fireworks display to kick off the weekend. 

Saturday's game will give fans of another National League East team a chance to meet one of their favorite players and get an autograph. Legendary Met and Yankee Dwight "Doc" Gooden is set to appear for the 7:05 p.m. game.

From famous players to well-known characters, the cast of "Yo Gabba Gabba" will be in attendance at Sunday's 1:05 p.m. contest. Toodee and Plex will be at the park to entertain fans of all ages on a day when kids eat free. 

Kids will also eat free on Monday, which is also 90s night, and the first 2,000 fans will receive a free BlueClaws travel mug. And since they won't be home on the fourth of July the Claws are having a fireworks display as they wrap up their home series next Tuesday night as part of seniors eat free night.

The Claws will then take to the road for five games in West Virginia before returning home on July 10 to start a four-game series with the Hickory Crawdads.

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