Monday, February 28, 2011

Score alert: wild, wild, west - Giants top Brew-Crew 2011

It might be just Spring Training - but there were fireworks like the Fourth of July. Travis Ishikawa went 2-for-3 with a RBI as the Giants (3-1) topped the Brewers 10-9.

Nike Schierholtz also went 2-for-3 and Pablo Sandoval continued his hot hand with a 1-for-3 performance as multiple Volcanoes again contributed to another exhibition Giants victory. Included in the Volcanoes hit parade was Jackson Williams, filling in for Buster Posey. Williams went 1-for-2. Thomas Neal scored a run for the Giants.

Sergio Romo had another strong inning, yielding no runs on just one hit. Jason Stoffel pitched a flawless 1/3 inning with a strikeout.

Travis Ishikawa is the Volcanoes Watching alumni of the game.

The 2010 World Champs host the Cubs tomorrow in Scottsdale.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Score alert: D'backs top Giants but Volcanoes shine

The Arizona Diamondbacks topped the Giants 4-3 in Cactus League action; multiple Volcanoes alumni shined in the game.

Buster Posey continues to dominate in early spring action, going 2-for-3; Pablo Sandoval went 1-for-3 with a RBI. Ryan Rohlinger also went 1-for-3 with a RBI as did Emmanuel Burriss.

Ryan Vogelsong pitched two scoreless innings and had 2 strikeouts; Steve Edlefsen was perfect in 1/3 of an inning; Jose Casilla battled but did yield 3 earned runs in 1/3 innings; Alex Hinshaw took the loss.

Ryan Vogelsong is the Volcanoes Watching Alumni of the Game.

The 2010 World Champs are in action tomorrow against the Brewers.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Score alert: new-look Sandoval helps Giants sink Dodgers

Sandoval, Sanchez, Schierholtz part of nine Volcanoes who helped Giants win!

Pablo Sandoval's off-season work and dedication is paying off so far as the Volcanoes alum helped the Giants defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3 in Cactus League action Saturday afternoon. Jonathan Sanchez started and pitched 1 2/3 of scoreless ball.

The Giants (2-0) got 11 hits in the game - four from Volcanoes alumni, including a monster two-run homerun from Sandoval and a two-run triple from Nate Schierholtz; Travis Ishikawa got his first hit of the spring. Connor Gillaspie, Francisco Peguero, Thomas Neal, Clayton Tanner, and Wilmin Rodriguez made their spring debuts respectively.

The 2010 World Champions are back in action tomorrow.

Volcanoes Watching player of the game was Pablo Sandoval.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Score alert: Posey, Volcanoes, help Giants top D'Backs

Volcanoes Nation: The Defending World Champion San Francisco Giants opened the 2011 exhibition season with a thrilling 7-6 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Volcanoes alum report: Tim Lincecum got 1 2/3 innings of starting pitching today giving up 3 runs and 5 hits. Sergio Romo pitched a perfect inning in the sixth inning. 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, Buster Posey was 2-for-3 (double) with 2 RBI and a run scored.

Nick Schierholtz, new-look Pablo Sandoval and Travis Ishikawa combined for six at-bats in early spring action.

Posey is the Volcanoes Watching player of the game. The Giants (1-0) play these same Diamdbacks (0-1) on Sunday.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fan alert: wait no more - 2011 Cactus League starts tomorrow

Volcanoes Nation -- the winter is officially over in our book! Tomorrow the 2011 Cactus League kicks off when the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants battle the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Stay tuned to Volcanoes Watching all spring for the exclusive on how our Volcanoes alumni are doing -- click here to view the 2011 Cactus League schedule.

Volcanoes baseball -- champions start here!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fan alert: Volcanoes fans come out in force

 Volcanoes Nation is still energized by the amazing turnout at the  2011 Volcanoes Winter Sports Banquet. For perspective, many Minor League teams would be thrilled by 50 percent attendance during a February event. The Volcanoes sold out the event and fans were treated to an amazing line up of living legends and an evening with great friends. The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes salute all its amazing fans - truly the best in Minor League baseball!

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.

Volcanoes baseball - champions start here!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Volcanoes Photos: Tom Trebelhorn speaks to packed audience

Volcanoes skipper Tom Trebelhorn speaks to the packed house at the 2011 Volcanoes Winter Sports Banquet.
Coach Trebelhorn has 1,040 career Minor and Major League victories as a manager, including seven years in The Show, six of which with some very exciting Milwaukee Brewer teams of the late 1980s.

Coach Trebelhorn has great dedication to the Volcanoes and we look forward to another great season of Northwest League action.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Volcanoes Watching: Vida Blue still thrilling fans

Pitching legend Vida Blue (left) again thrilled the crowd - this time as part of the sold out 2011 Volcanoes Winter Sports Banquet.

Blue spent 17 years in the big leagues winning 209 games against just 161 losses for a .565 winning percentage. At age 21, he hurled a no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins. Blue was a member of the American League All-Star Team in 1971, 1975 and 1977, and a member of the National League All-Star Team in 1978, 1980 and 1981. In 1971, Blue's best season, he was 22-4, won the Cy Young Award and the American League Most Valuable Player with an ERA of 1.82, 8 shutouts, and 301 strikeouts. Blue pitched in the 1972, 1973 and 1974 World Series. Blue ended his career with an ERA of just 3.27, struck out 2,175 batters, won 10 or more games in eleven different seasons including a span of 8 consecutive years (1973-1980).

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fan and business alert: Volcanoes connects to its audience

Fans - what Minor League team gives you the options to be a part of social media with its players, Front Office and fellow fans? That's right -- your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Businesses: want Big League-type of social media from your local Minor League team? Partner up with your Salem-Keizer Volcanoes today.

The Volcanoes firmly believe and understand the power and importance that our fans, sponsors and area business community plays in the continued success of this franchise. One of our many deliverables comes with multiple levels of social media to give you options at a level of information and participation to fit your needs.

 Visit the official site of the Volcanoes for latest news and the official stats, game and stadium information that you need to make your Volcanoes experience a great one:

  • order Volcanoes 2011 vouchers and tickets
  • shop for Volcanoes gear
  • see roster moves
  • learn about upcoming promotions
  • view the 2011 schedule
 
 Looking to get more interaction with your fellow fans, and participating Volcanoes players and Front Office? Check out our Facebook pages!

  • We have landing page and special page for our Facebook friends
  • Latest key info with links on where to learn more
  • a chance to have your voice heard with Volcanoes Nation!
 And of course, the site you are on now, Volcanoes Watching which is the year-round blog that gives you a little bit of everything for those who want to get their daily Volcanoes baseball fix.

We are always open and eager for input on how to do better, so keep those comments coming and thank you for supporting Volcanoes baseball!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fan alert: Volcanoes alumni continue to get Giants praise

Volcanoes Nation -- want to know the benefits of having seven Volcanoes a part of a World Championship team? There is never a shortage of stories.

In the latest installment on the Giants official web site - Pablo Sandoval - now 38 pounds lighter told the MLB.com that, "I had to come to spring this year working hard."

The results are easy to see and now Giants and Volcanoes faithful wait to see how that translates to the exhibition season. If Sandoval stays health and shows his old form -- look out!

Volcanoes Watching was also very glad to see Travis Ishikawa getting press - this time getting to wear his lucky number from Double-A ball "#35". Whatever the number, "World Champion" has a nice "ring' to it.

 San Francisco’s spring schedule will begin Friday, February 25 at home versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Of the 33 games on the Giants spring training schedule (including split squad games), 17 will be played at its Arizona home of Scottsdale Stadium. The home portion of the schedule is highlighted by five straight home games from Thursday, March 17 to Monday, March 21, which includes a split squad contest Sunday, March 20.
Volcanoes baseball - champions start here!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fan alert: Posey, Sandoval continue to make the news

Volcanoes Nation: more exciting news from the San Francisco Giants official web site.

Pablo Sandoval is making news on his weight... for all the good reasons. Sandoval is featured by the Giants for making the most of his off season to trim down to fighting weight.

Skipper Bruce Bochy reported on the site it was "obvious (Sandoval) did a lot of work throughout the off-season."

In a Separate article, fellow Volcanoes alum and 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, Buster Posey was again featured by the Giants - this is the latest article noting that the young catcher has become the true field general of the defending World Champions and could play ~135 games behind the plate this season.

"I'd like to be out there as much as I can," Posey told the Giants.

What future Giants start will begin their journey for your Volcanoes? Find out this summer! 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.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Fan alert: Posey interviewed on Giants official web site

Volcanoes Nation - a great interview with Volcanoes alum, World Champion, 2010 NL Rookie of the Year, Buster Posey on the Giants official web site.


Posey told the Giants that he is "very anxious to get back to work...the great thing about a new year: everyone starts with a fresh start."

 San Francisco’s spring schedule will begin Friday, February 25 at home versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Of the 33 games on the Giants spring training schedule (including split squad games), 17 will be played at its Arizona home of Scottsdale Stadium. The home portion of the schedule is highlighted by five straight home games from Thursday, March 17 to Monday, March 21, which includes a split squad contest Sunday, March 20.

Volcanoes baseball...champions start here! 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Corporate sponsorship: get in the game now as Spring Training games start!

Volcanoes Nation, with Spring Training games next week it is the perfect time to get demonstrated  ROI, while reaching different customer segments through investing in a very affordable sponsorship plan. Want to partner with a championship organization? 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 2010 World Champion 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

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fan alert: Wilson keeps the beard, Lincecum looks to the future

Volcanoes Nation: those following the Giants Spring Training will appreciate this piece featuring Brian Wilson and the ESPN Baseball Tonight reporter Tim Kirkjian -- yes the beard is back and there are no plans for a clean shave anytime soon.

Also there is a candid article on Tim Lincecum on the Giants official website in which the Volcanoes alum says he wants to "lay all the doubts to rest".

These are just two of the many story lines coming out of the start of Spring Training this week. San Francisco’s spring schedule will begin Friday, February 25 at home versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Of the 33 games on the Giants spring training schedule (including split squad games), 17 will be played at its Arizona home of Scottsdale Stadium. The home portion of the schedule is highlighted by five straight home games from Thursday, March 17 to Monday, March 21, which includes a split squad contest Sunday, March 20.

The reigning World Champions will face their former foe from last year's Fall Classic, the Texas Rangers, Monday, March 7 at Scottsdale Stadium.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Fan alert: REJOICE - Spring Training is here

Volcanoes Nation - REJOICE - Spring Training is here and with pitchers and catchers reporting the glorious run for the 2011 season has officially begun.

Check out the video from the San Francisco Giants as hitting coach Hensley Muelens talks about the goals for a new year and sticking to the fundamentals during Spring Training.

San Francisco ’s spring schedule will begin Friday, February 25 at home versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Of the 33 games on the Giants spring training schedule (including split squad games), 17 will be played at its Arizona home of Scottsdale Stadium. The home portion of the schedule is highlighted by five straight home games from Thursday, March 17 to Monday, March 21, which includes a split squad contest Sunday, March 20. The reigning World Champions will face their former foe from last year's Fall Classic, the Texas Rangers, Monday, March 7 at Scottsdale Stadium.
            The Giants, who have trained in Scottsdale since 1982, will embark on their 28th Spring Training at Scottsdale Stadium. Over 155,000 fans witnessed the beginning of the Giants remarkable World Series run at Scottsdale Stadium last year.
            San Francisco will play host to each of the Cactus League clubs at least once, including three home games against the Dodgers (February 26, March 12, 18) and two home games each against the Diamondbacks (Feb. 25, March 2) and Brewers (March 4, 14).
            The Cactus League portion of the spring schedule will conclude Sunday, March 27.

And truly nothing is better to enjoy spring that purchasing 2011 Volcanoes season tickets. Join the most connected, loyal Minor League fan base in the Northwest today. These aren't just games - these are lasting memories!

Volcanoes baseball - champions start here.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fan alert: now open - Volcanoes Fantasy Baseball League

Volcanoes Nation:  do you want to try and win a pennant the same time cheering on the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 2011 pennant race in the Norhwest League.

Volcanoes Watching has19 spots open for the Official 2011 Volcanoes Fantasy Baseball League. No cost. First come, first serve. Keep comments kid friendly :)

http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/salemkeizervolcanoes When prompted, enter the League ID# and password below.
League ID#: 57820     Password: 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sponsorship alert: Volcanoes = ROI

This upcoming week as pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, the timing is perfect for you to become a corporate sponsor of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

The national focus on the Giants, its affiliates (aka the Volcanoes) and growing fan base gives you the opportunity to both be tied to a growing global brand while putting laser focus to segments that you most value.

The Volcanoes Front Office specializes in being there for our corporate sponsors and taking the time to truly understand your needs to give the best possible ROI for your investment.

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 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fan alert: San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Wins Positive Coaching Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award

Volcanoes Nation, we have great news!

February 10, 2011, Stanford , CA – Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) has named San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy as the recipient of PCA’s highest honor, the Ronald L. Jensen Award for Lifetime Achievement. Bochy will accept his award at PCA’s 10th Annual National Youth Sports Awards Dinner and Auction Sponsored by Deloitte, Thursday, April 7 at Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park , Calif.

“We are honoring Bruce Bochy because his leadership of the Giants to their World Series victory set an outstanding example for youth sports coaches,” said Jim Thompson, founder and executive director of PCA, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing all youth athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience.

“Bruce’s ability to keep even the most unsung Giants players ready to contribute was key to the team’s success. Youth sports coaches can learn a great deal from him about the importance of a team culture, set from the top down, that values each individual.”

Added Mark Edmunds, Vice-Chairman and Regional Managing Partner of event sponsor Deloitte: “We are thrilled to honor Bruce Bochy. He helped bring joy to millions of Giants fans and went about his work in a way that exemplifies the ethics and leadership principles that we at Deloitte encourage among our own leaders.”

Bochy’s acceptance of his award at the April 7 dinner will highlight an evening that also includes live and silent auctions, offering unique items and experiences that cannot be purchased elsewhere, and ceremonies honoring youth and high school sports coaches selected as winners of PCA’s Double-Goal Coach® Awards Presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance. PCA National Advisory Board Member and San Francisco 49ers broadcaster Ted Robinson will serve as master of ceremonies.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fan alert: Spring Training is coming -- get Season Tickets today

Volcanoes Nation -- next week is Pitchers and Catchers! Get into the moment, get your season tickets, and join the greatest professional baseball team in Oregon.

The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes already have announced its 2011 season schedule, as one of the most successful Northwest League franchises in history begins another run at yet another championship.

In addition to having historic on-field success in the Northwest League, the Volcanoes are also one of the most interactive, and social media friendly Minor League clubs. There truly is no downtime with the Volcanoes, making now the perfect time to order season tickets, plan a group outing or to become a corporate sponsor.

We have dedicated account executives ready right now to answer any and all of your questions. Call the Volcanoes at 503-390-2225 or email Jerry Howard.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fan alert: Giants 2011 predictions heating up

Volcanoes Nation - you know Spring Training is near with all the increased attention on the 2011 Giants.

In its latest post on the Giants official web site, Chris Haft from MLB.com discusses the challenges of a 100-win season and all the latest news from the World Champions.

While Haft may think competition for the Giants will be tough this year, the article does highlight just how difficult the road to the World Series truly is ... of course, the Giants closed the deal on a playoff spot the last series of the regular season -- further proving it's not how you start, it's how you finish.

Volcanoes fans, don't forget: The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are very pleased to announce the appearance of former Cy Young winner, American League Most Valuable Player, 6-time Major League All-Star Pitcher, and three-time World Series Pitcher, Vida Blue, for the Volcanoes 4th Annual Winter Sports Banquet to be held on Friday, February 18th, at the Keizer Civic Center , beginning at 6:00 PM. Auction Items will include
Buster Posey Autographed Bobblehead, Willie Mays Autographed Baseball, Babe Ruth 1935 Baseball Bat, plus many other great items and unique experiences.: Tim Lincecum Autographed Baseball, Buster Posey Autographed Baseball, Pablo Sandoval Autographed Jersey, Matt Cain Autographed Jersey,For banquet tickets, please call the Volcanoes at 503-390-2225 or purchase online at
Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. A table may be purchased for $200.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fan alert: the can't miss event of February

Former Cy Young Award Winner
American League Most Valuable Player
6-TimeAll-Star and 3-Time World Series Pitcher
For 4th Annual Winter Sports Banquet

Baseball Legend, VIDA BLUE, to appear in Keizer ~ Friday, February 18, 2011
Event Includes Silent Auction, items include
Matt Cain
 
Autographed Jersey, Buster Posey Autographed Bobblehead, Willie Mays Autographed Baseball,: Tim Lincecum Autographed Baseball, Buster Posey Autographed Baseball, Pablo Sandoval Autographed Jersey, Babe Ruth 1935 Baseball Bat, plus many other great items and unique experiences.
The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes are very pleased to announce the appearance of former Cy Young winner, American League Most Valuable Player , 6-time Major League All-Star Pitcher, and three-time World Series Pitcher, Vida Blue, for the Volcanoes 4th Annual Winter Sports Banquet to be held on Friday, February 18th, at the Keizer Civic Center , beginning at 6:00 PM.
Originally drafted by the Kansas City Athletics in the 2nd round in 1967, Vida was traded by the Athletics to the San Francisco Giants in 1978. In 1982, he joined the Kansas City Royals. Vida was again signed by the Giants in 1985, and ended his legendary career with the Giants in 1986.
Vida spent 17 years in the big leagues winning 209 games against just 161 losses for a .565 winning percentage. At age 21, he hurled a no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins. Blue was a member of the American League All-Star Team in 1971, 1975 and 1977, and a member of the National League All-Star Team in 1978, 1980 and 1981. In 1971, Vida’s best season, he was 22-4, won the Cy Young Award and the American League Most Valuable Player with an ERA of 1.82, 8 shutouts, and 301 strikeouts. Vida pitched in the 1972, 1973 and 1974 World Series. Vida ended his career with an ERA of just 3.27, struck out 2,175 batters, won 10 or more games in eleven different seasons including a span of 8 consecutive years (1973-1980).

The banquet will begin at 6:00pm with a social hour and silent auction, followed by a delicious salmon or marinated chicken dinner at 7:00pm, and a talk by Vida Blue. Vida is also available to sign free autographs during the social hour “meet and greet”, and after the event. The silent auction will include numerous baseball memorabilia, including items from the 2010 World Series !

Auction Items will include
Buster Posey Autographed Bobblehead, Willie Mays Autographed Baseball, Babe Ruth 1935 Baseball Bat, plus many other great items and unique experiences.: Tim Lincecum Autographed Baseball, Buster Posey Autographed Baseball, Pablo Sandoval Autographed Jersey, Matt Cain Autographed Jersey,For banquet tickets, please call the Volcanoes at 503-390-2225 or purchase online at
Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. A table may be purchased for $200.
Don’t miss one of the very best all-time great Major Leaguers, Pitcher Vida Blue.
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Fan alert: 40,000+ welcome the Giants to 2011

Volanoes Nation: a great story featured on ESPN today highlight that more than 40,000 Giants fans turned up to welcome the Giants in 2011.

Now for perspective, many MLB teams are happy to draw 20,000 fans during an August home game so this shows the strength of the Giants organization.

Which leads me to the next question: are you plugged into the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes this season? The same 5-time Northwest League Volcanoes? The same 7-time Division Champion Volcanoes? The Volcanoes who sent 7 players on to win a World Series in 2010?

If you want true ROI tied to the immediate brand of a local and national champion, get plugged into the Volcanoes today: Volcanoes baseball - champions start here!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fan alert: now with the Super Bowl over...ready for Spring Training?

Volcanoes Nation - now with the Super Bowl just completed - are you ready for Spring Training? I know we certainly are - the Volcanoes Front Office has been working every day since the end of the 2010 season getting ready for an amazing experience in 2011. For all of us, the start of Spring Training is a wonderful milestone.

San Francisco ’s spring schedule will begin Friday, February 25 at home versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Of the 33 games on the Giants spring training schedule (including split squad games), 17 will be played at its Arizona home of Scottsdale Stadium. The home portion of the schedule is highlighted by five straight home games from Thursday, March 17 to Monday, March 21, which includes a split squad contest Sunday, March 20. The reigning World Champions will face their former foe from last year's Fall Classic, the Texas Rangers, Monday, March 7 at Scottsdale Stadium.
            The Giants, who have trained in Scottsdale since 1982, will embark on their 28th Spring Training at Scottsdale Stadium. Over 155,000 fans witnessed the beginning of the Giants remarkable World Series run at Scottsdale Stadium last year.
            San Francisco will play host to each of the Cactus League clubs at least once, including three home games against the Dodgers (February 26, March 12, 18) and two home games each against the Diamondbacks (Feb. 25, March 2) and Brewers (March 4, 14).
            The Cactus League portion of the spring schedule will conclude Sunday, March 27.

And truly nothing is better to enjoy spring that purchasing 2011 Volcanoes season tickets. Join the most connected, loyal Minor League fan base in the Northwest today. These aren't just games - these are lasting memories!

Volcanoes baseball - champions start here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fan alert: candid article about Sandoval on Giant's website

Volcanoes alumnus and World Series winner Pablo Sandoval had a candid yet positive article featured about him on the official website of the San Francisco Giants today by MLB.com report Chris Haft.

The theme this off season for the Volcanoes alumn has been weight control and conditioning and Sandoval told the Giants, "wait until Feb. 19...the scale will be there."

Team mates who saw Sandoval at a recent Giants community event have commented about how impressed they are by his results since October - a strong sign that Sandoval's 2011 will be a strong one.

The Giants are now two weeks away from the start of Spring Training; want to get into the spirit? Order your Volcanoes Season Tickets now. Volcanoes baseball - champions start here!

Friday, February 4, 2011

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

Volcanoes Nation: 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 in 2011.
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.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fan alert: Volcanoes fans speak - best baseball movies of all-time

Volcanoes Nation recently was asked via the Volcanoes Facebook, "what is the best baseball movie of all time?"

Check out the latest comments - more than 42 at time of publication and all of them compelling.

The Volcanoes have one of the most active Minor League fan bases and our social media options through Facebook and Volcanoes Watching give a year round experience for fans, supporters and even our alumni players and coaches.

Get into the 2011 season right now by ordering Season Tickets and participate in one of our many social media options.

Volcanoes Baseball -- champions start here!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fan alert: yes, I said "all you can eat"

Volcanoes Nation: we are all about healthy lifestyles - with that said, there is nothing wrong with an "all you can eat" BBQ option while cheering your 2011 Volcanoes.
Want to learn more? Check out the Volcanoes updated Group Information page.

Also learn about the amazing group deals that the Volcanoes offer. During lean economic times, Minor League Baseball gives your group an AMAZING experience at a very affordable price.

Volcanoes baseball - champions start here!