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Louisville Bats Finalizing Roster for Manager Delino DeShields

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats have released their 2015 preliminary roster in advance of Thursday’s Opening Night contest atLouisville Slugger Field. The roster includes eight players currently on the Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster and 12 players who saw time with the Bats in 2014. The 2015 season will mark the Bats’ 16th season as the top affiliate of the Reds. The Bats open with the International League West rival Toledo Mud Hens at 6:35 p.m. on April 9. The roster, currently at 28 players, will have 25 active players by Opening Night. “We are excited for the 2015 Louisville Bats roster,” said…


It’s a Win for the Home Team in Louisville KY’s First-Ever Pro Soccer Match

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 28, 2015) – Behind goals from Magnus Rasmussen and Charlie Adams Louisville City FC won their first ever USL match by a final score of 2-0 in front of 6,067 fans in attendance at Louisville Slugger Field. After a back-and-forth opening twenty minutes, Rasmussen got behind the Saint Louis FC backline, stayed onside and slotted it past the keeper sending the home crowd into a frenzy. With the purple smoke bellowing from the supporters section, Rasmussen celebrated with his teammates as the first player in franchise history to score a goal. Louisville’s lead seemed in jeopardy when…


Louisville City FC Teams up with Adidas

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (March 4th, 2015) — Louisville City FC, the new professional soccer team that will kick off its inaugural season campaign on March 28th at Louisville Slugger Field, announced today a multi-year partnership with global apparel provider Adidas, to provide the club’s game and training apparel as well as team merchandise.  “To have Adidas as our apparel and merchandise provider is significant for this club as we lay the groundwork for immediate and long-term goals,” said Amanda Duffy, General Manager of Louisville City FC. “As a club we will be outfitted in a globally recognized brand that maintains the…


Louisville Bats Single-Game Tickets On Sale

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Single-game tickets for all 72 Louisville Bats home games at Louisville Slugger Field during the 2015 season are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at the Louisville Slugger Field box office on Preston Street, online at batsbaseball.com/singlegametickets or by calling the ticket office directly at 1-855-228-8497. Tickets to all regular home games range from $8 to $12 (excludes April 18 game for Thunder Over Louisville). Regular hours for the Bats’ ticket office are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fans purchasing online have the ability to choose specific seats for individual games and print their tickets at home for…


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The Last Out at Browning’s

Tonight, the crew at Browning’s is having its last hurrah. We’re gonna miss Paula Barmore and Anoosh Shariat, the proprietors of the ballpark restaurant, and being able to stop in for a cold one before Bats games. And for the last two years, it’s been a great spot for lunch downtown, thanks to Shariat’s creations in the kitchen and easy and convenient parking. So tonight let’s get down there and toast Browning’s and wish Paula and Anoosh well on their next adventure. And remember, beer fans, there’s plenty of reason for optimism about the location. A new group will open…


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Beer-Focused Team Taking Over at Browning’s

METCO officials today approved a $100,000 loan to Against the Grain, LLC, the final step in the sale of Browning’s Brewery at Slugger Field. The new ownership will operate Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse, and hopes to open before the end of baseball season, according to Adam Watson, one of four partners in the new business. Browning’s will operate until the end of July. Watson, along with partners Jerry Gnagy, Samuel Cruz and Adam Ott, says the new business will have more of a focus on beer. “The changes are primarily ascetic and culinary,” Watson said. “It’s still a…


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Will Things Ever Get Back to Normal in Louisville?

There’s plenty of water in places it shouldn’t be, but hey, it’s time to start partying for Derby! Let’s Play Two: The Bats try to make up last night’s rainout at Slugger Field with a doubleheader tonight against Durham. Don’t take your dog. The “dog in the park” promotion has been pushed back to June 1. Tonight there’s live music and $1 beer until 7. Not Where You’d Expect to Find Calvin Borel: Fashion model? The three-time Derby winner landed on the cover of a local mag with wife Lisa. But he almost didn’t get a mount in this year’s…


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Some Notes for your Social Calendar

My head is spinning for all the exciting events and fun in the next few weeks! But, clearly our titles as River City and Derby City are dueling it out. Which will win? As Cindy shared, Waterfront Wednesday is now the Come Hell or High Water event at Headliners and now I have read that Dog Day at the Park has been postponed due to the weather. Fear not, for I have many things for you to consider in the coming days……… Thursday: The UK Alumni Association is hosting its Red White and Blue Wine Tasting Junior League of Louisville…



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Not a Perfect Start for the Louisville Bats

Last night’s Louisville Bats  opener seemed perfect in every way. There was great weather, a huge crowd and plenty of first-day optimism. It was all good, that is, unless you were among the hundreds of fans hanging in the lobby waiting for your tickets at will call. The Bats made a smart move in the offseason – dumping Ticketmaster for a new ticketing system. But they didn’t expect a big glitch on opening night that caused huge lines for will call and at the paying ticket windows. I spoke to Nick Evans of the Bats, who said the walk-up ticket…