The Bridgeport Bluefish are clinging to a slim half game lead over the Long Island Ducks in the Liberty Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Ducks visit Bridgeport for a crucial three game series later this week.
With the team nearing an Atlantic League postseason berth for second straight year, the Bluefish have also announced that tickets for all potential 2011 playoff games are on sale now at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Fans can also call (203) 345-4800.
“Having a competitive and exciting ball club that is poised to reach the postseason for a second consecutive season, combined with the continued progress of the off-field team is very gratifying,” said Principal Owner/CEO Frank Boulton. “Now we need the Southern Connecticut region to rally around their team and cheer them on to a championship.”
Residents will have the option of two playoff packages to choose from. The Divisional Package includes a loge seat voucher that will grant entry into all three potential Divisional Series games and can be purchased for $15. The Championship Package includes a loge seat voucher that will grant entry into all five potential postseason games and can be purchased for $25.
“We’re confident this outstanding value will help pack the park for Willie Upshaw and the Bluefish as we try to return to the Championship Series for the second consecutive year and win our first Atlantic League championship since 1999,” said General Manager Bob Goughan. “We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at Harbor Yard.”
The Bridgeport Bluefish also announced that any current youth organization participant wearing their full uniform will receive free admission to any potential Bluefish playoff games at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard with the purchase of one accompanying adult ticket or playoff voucher package.
“We are excited to extend this special invitation to any member currently participating in a youth organization,” said Goughan. “This is a great opportunity for any young participant to experience a high class professional sporting event and watch their role models in action. All season long we have enjoyed the support of these youth organizations and this is our chance to give back to them and the community.”
Four teams qualify for the Atlantic League playoffs. The winner of the first half of Liberty and Freedom Divisions punches their ticket to the postseason. The winner of the second half of the season in each division also earns a trip to the big dance. The Bluefish need to win the second half to make it. Currently Bridgeport’s record is 32-19 and they have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games.
Following is the 2011 Bluefish Home Playoff Schedule (if team qualifies):
Divisional Series (Best of 5) – Bluefish host games Three, Four, and Five
(Game 3) – Friday, Sept. 23 @ 7:05 p.m.
(Game 4) – Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)
(Game 5) – Sunday, Sept. 25 @ 2:05 p.m. (if necessary)
Championship Series (Best of 5) – Bluefish host games One and Two should they advance
(Game 1) – Wednesday, Sept. 28 @ 7:05 p.m.
(Game 2) – Thursday, Sept. 29 @ 7:05 p.m.