The Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball team is set to host its home opener tonight at 7 at Shaw Park with over 7,100 tickets sold and will also kick off its television broadcast schedule.
The Goldeyes (6-3) will host the Amarillo Sox (6-4) at Shaw Park in the first game of a three-game set between the two American Association teams. The Goldeyes will send right-handed pitcher Ace Walker to the mound to start the game while lefty Chuck Lofgren will start for the Sox.
The Goldeyes and the Sox will meet again Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 11 a.m.
Though it is a wet and blustery day so far, brighter skies are ahead for later today and the game is still expected to be played as planned.
The Goldeyes announced today that Shaw TV will broadcast 20 home games this season including tonight's game against Amarillo and the other two games in this series. The broadcasts will be aired on Shaw TV in Manitoba and Shaw Direct across Canada
"Shaw TV does a great job of producing a big league broadcast of our games," Goldeyes general manager Andrew Collier said in a statement. "We are proud to partner with them and offer our fans a great way to follow the team when they are not at Shaw Park."
2012 Winnipeg Goldeyes Television Broadcast Schedule
|May 29||Amarillo||7 p.m.|
|May 30||Amarillo||7 p.m.|
|May 31||Amarillo||11 a.m.|
|June 3||Gary||1:30 p.m.|
|June 11||Lincoln||7 p.m.|
|June 13||Lincoln||11 a.m.|
|June 21||Fargo-Moorhead||7 p.m.|
|June 23||Fargo-Moorhead||6 p.m.|
|July 4||Fargo-Moorhead||7 p.m.|
|July 7||Sioux Falls||6 p.m.|
|July 13||St. Paul||7 p.m.|
|July 25||Quebec||7 p.m.|
|July 26||Quebec||12 p.m.|
|July 28||Sioux Falls||6 p.m.|
|August 17||St. Paul||7 p.m.|
|August 19||St. Paul||1:30 p.m.|
|August 28||Sioux City||7 p.m.|
|September 2||Fargo-Moorhead||1:30 p.m.|
|September 3||Fargo-Moorhead||7:30 p.m|
Fans looking to purchase season tickets, nine-game mini packs and individual game tickets for the 2012 season can call the Goldeyes office at 982-BASE (2273), visit the Shaw Park box office or click on Ticketmaster.ca.