As you may have heard on the latest podcast the details for the MLB Battlegrounds Home Run Derby celebrations in Hyde Park (4th July), have been released!
The program will run as follows:
|8:00||British Summer Time Festival Open house open to the public|
|12:00||VR Batting Cage open
Food vendors open
|12:30||On-stage batting practice featuring MLB stars Pena, Floyd and Green|
|3:00 pm||HRD Promotion live on Great Oak Stage|
|4:00 pm||Welcome message from stage
Competitions, giveaways (incl. t-shirt cannon) explained
|6:00 pm||NTS Live DJ- Boston vs. LA music|
|6:40 pm||Dance battle: Boston vs. LA break-dancers|
|6:00-7:00pm||Team batting practice in batting cage open to public viewing|
|7:00 pm||Home Run Derby festivities start|
|7:30 pm||First pitch|
|9:15 pm||Approximate end of show|
Looks like it’s going to be an action packed day and don’t forget this is ALL FOR FREE! Make sure you grab a friend and take them with you. Even if they don’t like baseball or have never watched it, drag them along as it looks like it’s going to be a brilliant day. As for us die-hard baseball fans, lets make sure we really support this, that way there will be no excuse for MLB not to come back again.
Carlos Pena, Cliff Floyd, Shawn Green, all mashing home runs, what’s not to like?
Darius and John are organising a meet-up prior to the event starting, so Bat Flips and Nerds listeners and readers can march en masse to Hyde Park and enjoy the day together.
Some extra information about the Battlegrounds event can be found here.