Details of Maryland and the Ticket Luck value
The American baseball team, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs is all set to embark upon a new exciting season this July. The Waldorf based sports side represents the Liberty Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The Blue Crabs represent the Southern Maryland Peninsula counties of Calvert, Charles and St Mary’s. Maryland tickets are up for grabs as the exuberant sports team takes on its rival Camden Riversharks at the Campbell’s Field in New Jersey.
The prospect of forming a professionally affiliated baseball organization was set forth by Charles County. They came up with the idea of relocating the Kinston Indians team to the southern region of Maryland in the year 1985. However to implement a professional sport set up in a then largely rural area was not considered a viable option by many officials. They believed that the finances should be utilized in building the basic infrastructure of the region rather than accommodating a recreational activity. In addition to that, the marketing aspect of the sport also required better resources and facilities. However with the rapid urbanization that took place as a result of the area’s inclusion in Washington DC, Southern Maryland witnessed a fast growth in population.
The Ballpark constructed in Hughesville’s small town was initially selected as the home ground for the Southern Maryland franchise. However owing to some concerns on the part of the Hughesville residents, the plan was withdrawn from the selected site and transferred to the unincorporated territory of Waldorf.
Southern Maryland’s expansion team was officially announced by the Atlantic League on the 15th of February 2006. Although the Crabs were expected to be the expansion team for the following year but due to high construction costs of Regency Furniture Stadium, their debut season was postponed to 2008.
There was a certain level of insecurity on the part of the Baltimore affiliated team Bowie Baysox as to how the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs would or could affect the popularity and attendance of their matches. This was because their home stadium was located at a small distance of twenty five miles from that of the Blue Crabs. However the factor did not prove to be a source of botheration or concern for the team in the following years.
The Blue Crabs finished at second place of the annual Liberty Division Baseball 2008 while the following year the team stood as the proud winner of the same. They were also runners up at the Atlantic League Championship Series against the Somerset Patriots which took place the same year (2009).
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs is currently co-owned by the former Oriole Baltimore baseball player Brooks Robinson and Opening Day Partners. The former was also elected by baseball writers as part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983. The team is entering its third consecutive season under the head coach Patrick Osborn. He has led the Blue Crabs to a 69-71 record in 2012. Besides, the team also won 2012 Liberty Division’s Second Half title under his training and guidance.
The unique name for the team was chosen in a ‘Name the team’ contest. The title ‘Blue Crabs’ is a connotation to the crustacean state of Maryland. The fans of the Blue Crabs are referred to as the ‘Crustacean Nation’.
The official colors of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are red, khaki, Columbia blue and navy blue. The team’s primary logo depicts a blue colored crab outlined in khaki. It consists of red pincers and red eyes with a frowning expression of zeal and willpower. Blue Crab’s mascot is a blue colored cartoon figure named Pinch. He is often seen cheering his team and entertaining the spectators during the baseball matches.
In a period of five years, the Blue Crabs have enthralled the viewers by providing some of the most unforgettable moments of the game. They have produced a number of fine players who always give their rivals a very tough competition.
So buy your Maryland tickets and get ready for another power packed show of the treasured baseball game by the very loved and enthusiastic team of Blue Crabs.