Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fan Alert: Almost home - Giants win Game 4 of the 2010 World Series

Seven Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are one win away from becoming World Champions!

The San Francisco Giants shutout the Texas Rangers for the second time this Fall Classic, winning Game 4, 4-0.

Madison Bumgarner was brilliant, pitching 8 shutout innings. Volcanoes alum, Buster Posey again called and caught a phenomenal game.  Posey also had a homerun, RBI and scored a run in 4 at-bats.

Volcanoes alumni Travis Ishikawa and Nate Schierholtz both started in Game 4.  

Volcanoes alum Tim Lincecum looks to complete the miracle season and bring a World Championship tomorrow in Game 5.

Secure your 2011 Volcanoes season tickets today by visiting http://www.volcanoesbaseball.com/ or calling 503-390-2225.

Justin Lacche is Director of Business Development for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. This article was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

Fan Alert: 2010 World Series, Game 4 preview

Welcome to Volcanoes Watching game day coverage of Game 4 of the 2010 World Series.

4:30 p.m. PST - Both teams are getting ready for Game 4 introductions; check back for complete game recap,

2:56 p.m. PST - Nate Schierholtz and Travis Ishikawa have been put in the starting lineup!

11:10 a.m. PST - Buster Posey batted fourth in yesterday's game; look to see if Travis Ishikawa and Nate Schierholtz play critical roles in later innings.

9:08 a.m. PST -  Game 4 now becomes very interesting as the Giants look to take a 3-1 lead; while the Rangers are trying to tie up the Fall Classic 2-2.  Volcanoes alum Buster Posey has the critical job of keeping Giants rookie Madison Bumgarner calm and effective.

Secure your 2011 Volcanoes season tickets today by visiting http://www.volcanoesbaseball.com/ or calling 503-390-2225.

Justin Lacche is Director of Business Development for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. This article was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fan Alert: Rangers win game 3; all Volcanoes get World Series action

The Texas Rangers got on the board in Game 3 of the 2010 World Series with a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. The Giants lead the series 2-1 with Game 4 tomorrow in Texas.

Game 3 did have its positives for Volcanoes fans: Pablo Sandoval and Jonathan Sanchez each played, making it all seven Volcanoes who have played in this Fall Classic.

Sanchez went 4.2 innings allowing 4 runs and striking out three; Sandoval had three plate appearances; Buster Posey, the Giants starting catcher, had a hit in three plate appearances for the National League Champions.
 
Secure your 2011 Volcanoes season tickets today by visiting http://www.volcanoesbaseball.com/ or calling 503-390-2225.
Justin Lacche is Director of Business Development for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. This article was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fan Alert: 2010 World Series, Game 3 preview

Welcome to Volcanoes Watching game day coverage of Game 3 of the 2010 World Series. Check back here throughout Friday and Saturday. Game 3 is slated for Saturday, October 30; first pitch being 3:30 p.m. PST.

2:01 p.m. PST (10/30/2010) - Breaking news - Volcanoes alum Pablo Sandoval reportedly will start today. If confirmed, Sandoval would make all seven Volcanoes to get World Series action.

Game 3 ticket stub
12:18 p.m. PST (10/30/2010) -Line ups usually have been released just minutes before opening pitch; the pressure squarely is on the shoulders of the Rangers. Conventional wisdom says Volcanoes Jonathan Sanchez should just pitch his game and make the Rangers have to take chances. The Giants have done very well staying in games early then exploding in later innings so no need to rush anything today.

7:56 a.m. PST (10/30/2010) - game day! It is such an electric feeling going into Game 3 of the Fall Class with Volcanoes alum,  Jonathan Sanchez taking the mound in a few hours.


9:41 p.m. PST (10/29/2010) - nothing but clear skies planned tomorrow in Arlington for Game 3 of the Fall Classic.

3:44 p.m. PST (10/29/2010) - Another great numbers crunching article on MLB.com about what being up 2-0 means for the Giants. After the completion of the 2010 Fall Classic, look to Volcanoes Watching to post all-time Volcanoes World Series records.

2:27 p.m. PST (10/29/2010) - Baseball statistical sites have the Giants at 78% chance (based on historical WS results) of winning the Fall Classic now, but showing the importance of Game 3, a Rangers win lowers that chance to 68% versus 95% if the Giants win Game 3. (this information is for science only and not for any gaming).

11:55 a.m PST (10/29/2010) - MLB.com has just posted its post Game 2 interview with Buster Posey. Click here to read.
10:11 a.m. PST (10/29/2010) - so far every Volcanoes alum who has played in the 2010 World Series has made game-saving, or positive game-changing plays!

9:17 a.m. PST (10/29/2010) - you couldn't ask for a better start if you are a Giants / Volcanoes fan. Most encouraging is all the players remain level-headed, respecting that Texas is a very good club too and that this series is far from over. Volcanoes alum Jonathan Sanchez is slated to be the sixth of the seven Volcanoes on the roster to get World Series action - and, oh by the way, it would come via the Game 3 starter for the Giants. 

Secure your 2011 Volcanoes season tickets today by visiting http://www.volcanoesbaseball.com/ or calling 503-390-2225.
Justin Lacche is Director of Business Development for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. This article was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fan Alert: Half way home - Giants win World Series, Game 2, 9-0

Wow!
Giants pitcher Matt Cain extended his postseason scoreless streak to 21.3 innings as the San Francisco Giants crushed the Texas Rangers 9-0; the win sends the Giants to Texas with a 2-0 lead in the 2010 World Series.

The win means that the seven Salem-Keizer Volcanoes alumni on the roster are two precious wins away from a world championship.

Texas was held to just four hits, but this game felt all the makings of a pitchers duel, even after Edgar Renteria hit a solo home run in the fifth giving the Giants a 1-0 lead.

Two Volcanoes contributed on the field in tonight's win. Buster Posey had a hit, scored a run and caught a phenominal game behind the plate. Matt Cain saluted Posey for his ability to keep Giant pitchers relaxed and in command.

Nate Schierholtz has a plate appearance, getting a walk and eventually scoring a run - Schierholtz again had a critical stop in the field that stopped a Rangers rally. Schierholtz' fielding this World Series is becoming a major positive story line.

The Fall Classic now moves to Texas; Game 3 is Saturday with a starting time slated for 3:30 p.m. PST. Stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching for on-going local coverage.

Secure your 2011 Volcanoes season tickets today by visiting http://www.volcanoesbaseball.com/ or calling 503-390-2225.
Justin Lacche is Director of Business Development for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. This article was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

Fan Alert: 2010 World Series, Game 2 preview

Welcome to Volcanoes Watching game day coverage of Game 2 of the 2010 World Series. Check back here throughout the day.

Buster Posey
Photo credit - Volcanoes
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3:31 p.m. PST: The players at the park are preparing to warm up as we approach the opening pitch of Game 2 of the 2010 World Series. Stay tuned tonight for official Volcanoes Watching recap of our seven Volcanoes on the Giants roster.


2:25 p.m. PST: Team lineups are expected to be published by 4:15 p.m. PST; remember Volcanoes alumnus
Jonathan Sanchez is the planned Game 3 starter for the NL Champs.

1:10 p.m. PST: Tim Lincecum's Game 1 post-win interview is now posted on MLB.com.

12:04 p.m. PST: Buster Posey has done a masterful job catching Giants Game 2 starter, Matt Cain. Cain has yet to give up an earned run this entire postseason.

10:49 a.m. PST: could anyone have thought when this picture was taken September 2, 2008 in Salem-Keizer that Buster Posey would be catching his second World Series game just two years later?

 9:10 a.m. PST: A big question for tonight's game is whether both teams will settle down in the field and play a little better defense - 6 errors in total in yesterday's game. Tonight will be the first time this season any Volcanoes alumni have faced Rangers starter C.J. Wilson.

 7:57 a.m. PST: Well, today is a new day and both teams look at Game 2 as a chance to own momentum in the Fall Classic. The Giants send Matt Cain to the mound against the Rangers C.J. Wilson. Giants Manager Bruce Bochy must be pleased with his bench; three Volcanoes made their late-inning mark: Travis Ishikawa and Nate Schierholtz had pinch-hit RBI and Sergio Romo allowed no runs in relief. First pitch expected shortly after 4:30 p.m. PST.


Justin Lacche is Director of Business Development for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. This article was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fan Alert: Lee ya later!: Five Volcanoes shine in Game 1 of the 2010 World Series

We'll take it!
Lincecum wins game 1
Tim Lincecum became the first Volcanoes alumnus to start and win a World Series game as the San Francisco Giants outlasted Cliff Lee and the Texas Rangers 11-7 in Game 1 of the 2010 Fall Classic.

It wasn't the pitchers duel that many expected, but the Giants showed grit in coming back from an early 2-0 deficit.
Lincecum's final line was 5.2 IP, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs; 3 strikeouts and 2 walks; big picture - the Volcanoes alumnus did what he had to do to keep the Giants ahead of Cliff Lee. Mission accomplished.

Posey caught a good game
Five Volcanoes made their World Series debut in tonight's victory. Buster Posey was 1 for 5 at the plate but showed his great poise behind the plate, helping Giants pitchers through tough stretches in the sixth and ninth innings.

Ishikawa had a clutch hit
Travis Ishikawa was yet again clutch off the bench, getting a pinch-hit-double in his only plate appearance, driving in a run and eventually scoring a run himself.

Nate Schierholtz himself had a clutch two-out pinch hit RBI as the Giants padded what turned out to be needed runs in an interesting ninth inning.
Two-out clutch pinch hit RBI
Sergio Romo looked sharp in his relief appearance tonight, yielding only one hit in two-thirds of an inning.

Romo sharp in relief
Both teams are right back in action tomorrow in Game 2 as the Giants look to take another step towards their first World Championship since moving to the Bay Area.

Follow Volcanoes Watching all series to cheer on our alumni in what is shaping up to be an epic battle with the equally talented Texas Rangers ball club.

Secure your 2011 Volcanoes season tickets by visiting http://www.volcanoesbaseball.com/ or calling 503-390-2225.


Justin Lacche is Director of Business Development for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. This article was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

Fan Alert: 2010 World Series, Game 1 preview

Welcome to Volcanoes Watching game day coverage of Game 1 of the 2010 World Series. Check back here throughout the day.

4:16 p.m. PST: The players are warming up as we approach the opening pitch of the 2010 World Series. Stay tuned tonight for official Volcanoes Watching recap of our seven Volcanoes on the Giants roster.


Buster Posey batting 3rd
Giants Game 1 starting lineup - batting: 1. Torres, CF; 2. Sanchez, 3. Posey, C; 4. Burrell, LF;5.  Ross, RF;6. Huff, 1B; 7. Uribe, 3B; 8. Renteria, SS; 9. Lincecum, P.

3:30 p.m. PST: One hour to go until the start of the 2010 World Series! What an amazing time of the year.

2:50 p.m. PST: Travis Ishikawa is currently the only Volcanoes hitter to have a MLB hit off of Cliff Lee; look for that stat to quickly change in less than two hours.

1:01 p.m. PST: Neither manager has yet to release their respective lineups - hitting home how important taking Game 1 is this World Series. That statement may seem obvious but the growing thinking is if the Giants can make Cliff Lee look mortal, and importantly not complete the game, momentum would swing squarely in the Giants favor.

Travis Ishikawa
Game 1 starter, Tim Lincecum
12:02 p.m. PST: The Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro area defintely has a SF Giants feel. I'm seeing many Giants hats around town. I think the close ties of seven Volcanoes alumni in the Fall Classic is hitting home.

10:18 a.m. PST: Expecting soon the Giants WS Game 1 lineup; how many Volcanoes will get action tonight?

10:11 a.m. PST: Volcanoes alum Tim Lincecum is all the buzz as he is slated to take the mound in a few hours; If Lincecum and the Giants can stop Cliff Lee and the Rangers it will be a commanding start to the Fall Classic.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fan Alert: 2010 World Series preview: Volcanoes alumni look to shine

 The 2010 National League Champion, San Francisco Giants have seven Salem-Keizer Volcanoes alumni who are looking to bring a World Series victory to the Bay area. Standing in their way are the American League Champion, Texas Rangers.

Tim Lincecum: the Rangers are going to look to Cliff Lee to go 8-9 innings in game 1, hold the Giants to a run and start the 2010 World Series with statement. Enter Giants ace Tim Lincecum who knows a little something about delivering under pressure and shutting down the opposition.

The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner will need to frustrate Rangers batters throughout the series and try to shift the pressure as quickly as possible on the AL champs.

Tim Lincecum 2010 NLCS: 3 G, 1-1 W/L, 3.14 ERA, 14.1 IP, 16 SO, 4 BB

Jonathan Sanchez: needs to be an innings machine to work down the Rangers batters and keep Giants bullpen arms fresh. Sanchez has the stuff to go deep into games; the key will be starting strong (obviously); and if he gets into trouble, to trust Buster Posey to call the right pitches.

Sanchez has all the makings of being a real game changer in the 2010 World Series. The key will be for him to remain in command and to get the always-coveted first strike.

Jonathan Sanchez 2010 NLCS:2 G, 0-1 W/L, 4.50 ERA, 8.0 IP,   8 SO, 5 BB


Buster Posey: has such a critical role, and the young player has been more Johnny Bench than rookie as this 2010 season has progressed. Buster has three essential duties: 1. keep the Giants pitchers in their respective grooves, relaxed, and when needed, guide them through tough innings when the Rangers get hot; 2. the Rangers will test Posey on the base paths - he needs to be aggressive and squash base stealing attempts; 3. Posey himself needs to bat a little better than he did in the NLCS. This is a new series and a fresh start for the star catcher.

Buster Posey 2010 NLCS:6 G, 23 AB, 5 H, .217 BA, 3 RBI, 2 2B 

Sergio Romo: needs to do just what he did in the NLCS; come in, shut down the opposition and keep the game in control. Sergio made three appearances in the 2010 NLCS, did not yield a run in 2.1 innings, and had a 3:1 SO: BB ratio. The Rangers are a streaky hitting team so players like Romo are essential to stopping any potential momentum the AL Champs will look to create.

Sergio Romo 2010 NLCS:3 G, 0-0 W/L, 0.00 ERA, 2.1 IP,   3 SO, 1 BB



Pablo Sandoval: can be the one-swing game changer, much like David Ortiz was for the Boston Red Sox in post seasons of the past. The key for Sandoval will be patience at the plate. In the moment, in the World Series, it will be tempting just to swing away. Sandoval needs to make Rangers pitchers throw him strikes and try to force the count beyond one or two pitches. Make no mistake, Sandoval has the potential to be World Series MVP.

Pablo Sandoval 2010 NLCS:3 G,  8 AB, 2 H, .250 BA, 2 RBI, 2 2B, 1 3B


Travis Ishikawa: will be asked to be a situational game-changer, and he has the tools to deliver on that expectation. The key for Ishikawa will be putting the ball in play and advancing the runners through smart hitting or forcing the walk.

Travis Ishikawa 2010 NLCS: 5 G,  4 AB, 1 H, .250 BA

 
Nate Schierholtz: has the makings of delivering a great World Series moment. When asked to play this Fall Classic, he has the ability to get the clutch hit and / or make the big defensive stop. Schierholtz had only 1 error in 127 total chances during the regular season.


Nate Schierholtz 2010 NLCS:4 G,  3 AB, 0 H, .000 BA, 1 R

Now is the perfect time to get involved with Volcanoes baseball. In the Portland area, the Volcanoes provide great professional baseball at prices only a fraction of big club levels. From a business perspective, what better marketing campaign exists than working with a local team with direct ties to the San Francisco Giants?

 Contact a Volcanoes account executive today at 503-390-2225  

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fan Alert: Volcanoes alum Lincecum to start Game 1 of 2010 World Series

Volcanoes Watching has just learned that Volcanoes alum Tim Lincecum has been named World Series Game 1 starter for the National League Champion San Francisco Giants. Lincecum will be battling Rangers ace Cliff Lee in what is shaping up to be a Fall Classic for the ages.

Tim Lincecum
Lincecum's first pitch on Wednesday will officially make him the first Volcanoes pitcher ever to play in a World Series. But don't think that the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner has no playoff experience to drive him; Lincecum is coming off a strong NLCS performance in which is pitched 14.1 innings, had a 3.14 ERA and a 4:1 SO:BB ratio.

This is time to jump on board and get 2011 season tickets, a 2011 group outing ticket package and / or become an official Salem-Keizer Volcanoes sponsor. The young players you support today may not all get to the World Series, but have a better chance at advancing because of the strong home field advantage you can help create. To learn more, contact a Volcanoes account representative today at: (503) 390-2225.

Volcanoes alumni in the 2010 World Series

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fan Alert: World Series a first for any Volcanoes

Jerry Walker
Volcanoes Watching met up with Volcanoes GM Jerry Walker, who already was taking many media requests following the Giants NLCS Game 6 clinching win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Walker notes this World Series will be the first time any Volcanoes alumni will be playing in the Fall Classic.

"Ryan Jensen should have been in the 2002 Series after going 13-8 for the Giants, but San Francisco left him off the playoff roster as their '5th starter.'  Several guys have been in post-season play, most notably Joe Nathan; this year will be the first for any to play in the Series," Walker said.
  
The Volcanoes "Magnificent Seven" on this year's Giants club are: Tim Lincecum (’06), Sergio Romo (’05), Jonathan Sanchez (’04), Travis Ishikawa (’02-’03), Pablo Sandoval (’05), Nate Schierholtz (’03) and Buster Posey (’08), all who are the first Volcanoes ever on a World Series roster.


Final 2010 NLCS statistics of the Magnificent Seven include:
Tim Lincecum:     3 G, 1-1 W/L, 3.14 ERA, 14.1 IP, 16 SO, 4 BB
Sergio Romo:      3 G, 0-0 W/L, 0.00 ERA, 2.1 IP,   3 SO, 1 BB
Jonathan Sanchez:2 G, 0-1 W/L, 4.50 ERA, 8.0 IP,   8 SO, 5 BB
Buster Posey:     6 G, 23 AB, 5 H, .217 BA, 3 RBI, 2 2B
Travis Ishikawa:  5 G,  4 AB, 1 H, .250 BA
Pablo Sandoval:   3 G,  8 AB, 2 H, .250 BA, 2 RBI, 2 2B, 1 3B 
Nate Schierholtz: 4 G,  3 AB, 0 H, .000 BA, 1 R

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fan Alert: Believe it! Seven Volcanoes are going to the World Series

It's absolute pandemonium right now in the Giants locker room as the San Francisco Giants are going to the World Series. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes fans are celebrating all around Oregon as seven of our alumni are going to play in the Fall Classic.

The Volcanoes "Magnificent Seven" on this year's Giants club are: Tim Lincecum (’06), Sergio Romo (’05), Jonathan Sanchez (’04), Travis Ishikawa (’02-’03), Pablo Sandoval (’05), Nate Schierholtz (’03) and Buster Posey (’08), all who started their professional careers with the Volcanoes.
Buster Posey
Tim Lincecum
 This amazing series against the two-time defending National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies is another wonderful reminder about the power that local fans bring in supporting new careers in Minor League Baseball. It also is a much deserved moment for Jerry Walker, Volcanoes GM, and all GM's and Front Office personnel throughout the Giants and its organization for creating a championship atmosphere at all levels of Giants baseball. 

Stay tuned for full coverage of the Volcanoes playing for a world championship. Order season tickets and / or become a Volcanoes sponsor today at www.volcanoesbaseball.com

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fan Alert: World Series 1 win away for Volcanoes "Magnificent Seven"

Earlier today, Volcanoes Watching met up with Jerry Walker, General Manager of the Volcanoes. Walker just returned from San Francisco watching the parent club take a 3-2 lead in the 2010 National League Championship Series. 

Jerry Walker
This magical run has been special to everyone in the Giants organization, and is especially amazing for Walker and his Front Office staff as seven Volcanoes alumni are 1 precious win away from the NL pennant and a trip to face the Texas Rangers in the World Series.

The Volcanoes "Magnificent Seven" on this year's Giants club are: Tim Lincecum (’06), Sergio Romo (’05), Jonathan Sanchez (’04), Travis Ishikawa (’02-’03), Pablo Sandoval (’05), Nate Schierholtz (’03) and Buster Posey (’08), all who started their professional careers with the Volcanoes.

Tim Lincecum
Walker was also proud to report that Volcanoes Manager Steve Decker (’05-’07), a resident of Keizer, was called up to San Francisco in early September and has served as a Giants’ coach during the last month of the Major League season and during the Giants’ post-season run.

Buster Posey
While the NLCS is far from over, it certainly helps that so many players got great playoff experience while starting their careers with the Volcanoes: Since their inaugural season in 1997 the Volcanoes have won 7 Northwest League Division Championships and 5 Northwest League Championships.

“We’ve been fortunate to enjoy a great run of success over the years and have a long list of terrific players who have played at Volcanoes Stadium,” Walker said. 

Game 6 of the 2010 NLCS is slated to start 7:57 PM PST tomorrow (Oct. 22).

Justin Lacche is Director of Business Development at Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Baseball. This article is not subject to the approval of the NAPBL or its clubs. Visit the Volcanoes site today at: http://www.volcanoesbaseball.com/ 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Volcanoes Groups: Volcanoes fans of the world...unite!

Professional baseball is alive and well in Oregon and the loss of the Portland Beavers doesn't mean you can't get your baseball fix in 2011. We know there are thousands of Oregon and Pacific Northwest baseball fans hungry to actively engage year-round.

Do you have a social media site dedicated to the Volcanoes? Are you planning to start one? Are you looking to get plugged in? Let us know at Volcanoes Watching so we can post your link. Also be sure to bookmark the official Volcanoes website: http://www.volcanoesbaseball.com/

Company Outings: Take us out to the ballgame

During tough economic stretches, employee morale can be low and also company activity funds can be reduced or eliminated. Why not spend less and give your team a boost by planning some company outings for the 2011 Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

Minor league baseball is great because it speaks to many audiences: baseball purists get the "old school" feel in a stadium that offers some modern experience also. Those who like to get out and be with colleagues can enjoy very competitive professional baseball but also talk over snacks, walk the parameter of the great ballpark and snap some pictures for the company Facebook page. For those who don't know much about baseball, there are great shops to visit before and after, and an energized in-game experience - so it's fun all around.

The stadium itself seats 4,252 fans comfortably, with room for more. The stadium has 11 concession stands, a sports bar, kids playground, a bandstand, 13 luxury box suites, home run porch, and is home to the famous Jerry's Lava Dog.

You, as the Corporate Planner, can expect first-rate service from the Volcanoes Front Office - we appreciate your time is valuable, your budgets have limits and you need a plan that will go smoothly and give you the ROI for your investment. Call one of our account executives today 503 390-2225 or order through our secure site and see what company outings with the Volcanoes will be a home run for your budget and your team.

Season Tickets: as Portland Beavers leave, Volcanoes ready to give you great baseball

It certainly was a bitter sweet moment to watch the final homestand of the Portland Beavers, how ~15,000 fans came out to give a wonderful sendoff to professional baseball at PGE park. What stood out the most was the hunger fans had for baseball and the sadness in knowing it most likely will be many years before affiliated baseball returns to the Rose City.

That fan sentiment highlights that there still is more of a need to get the word out about the wonderful brand of baseball that the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes offer right now. The Volcanoes are affiliated with the San Fransisco Giants (yes, the same ones playing for the pennant this week) and have consistently put out winning and championship baseball of their own over the last decade.

The summer drive to Volcanoes baseball is so easy. From Portland, jump on I-5 south, enjoy the sun and cruse for about 50 minutes and there you are: great baseball, wonderful shopping within walking distance, and yes PGE sports fans, actual on site parking at the stadium.

You get everything from the Volcanoes baseball experience: an extremely affordable, family-friendly environment, easy to reach location, and a history of consistent WINNING baseball. We all appreciate that the economy has its challenges here in Oregon, which is all the reason to become a season ticket holder today. Season tickets are a wonderful holiday idea for you and / or loved ones. At a fraction of the price it would be to see the Seahawks or Blazers play, you get a close up, unfiltered look into the life of professional sports, plus true community-centric promotions, great food and beverages, in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Create instant, lasting, family memories that your children or grandchildren will always remember!

Get started today: check out the Volcanoes ticket portal and see all the exciting options. Need more help? a friendly customer service representative is standing by, just call: 503 390-2225.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Corporate Sponsorship: ROI, different customer segments, affordable sponsorship

Are you looking for demonstrated  ROI, reaching different customer segments, all the while investing in very affordable sponsorship? Look no further than your four-time Northwest League, seven-time division champion, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Located right off of I-5 in between the Salem and Portland markets, Volcanoes baseball gives you all the benefits of sponsoring a professional sports team at a fraction of the price. Why do we keep our costs down? The Volcanoes believe in developing lasting business relationships - it's why our popularity continues to increase even during challenging economic times. The Volcanoes are directly affiliated with the San Fransisco Giants, but we very much are a small business. We completely understand, appreciate and specialize in maximizing your ROI with fixed budgets that need optimized results.

Want to energize your sponsorship budget right now? Contact Jerry Howard, Senior Marketing Account Executive, click here to email or call
(503) 390-2225 x 3002