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2004 AAA All-Star Game | Pawtucket, RI

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What's on tap

CELEBRITY MONDAY

At McCoy Stadium

4 p.m. -- Gates open

4 p.m. -- Pregame BBQ (ticket required)

5-6 p.m. -- Celebrity batting practice

Celebrities scheduled to appear include: Dominic DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr, Rick Burleson, Bill Lee, Dave Gavitt, Brian Boucher, Oil Can Boyd, Frank Malzone, Luis Tiant, Vinny Paz, Rico Petrocelli, Peter & Bobby Farrelly, Jim Craig, Jeff Jillson, Dickie Simpkins, Daniel Graham, Tim Naehring, Jerry Remy, Joe Morgan, Tommy Harper, Sam Horn, Mosi Tatupu, John Tudor, Joey McIntyre, Dwight Evans, Dave Stapleton, and Doug & Darren Flutie among others.

6-6:30 p.m. -- IL & PCL All-Star Home Run Derby participants batting practice

All-Stars scheduled to participate include: From the International League, Earl Snyder of Pawtucket, Justin Morneau of Rochester, Craig Brazell of Norfolk, Glenn Williams of Syracuse, and Ernie Young of Buffalo. From the Pacific Coast League: Joe Dillon of Albuquerque, John Gall of Memphis, Bucky Jacobsen of Tacoma, Calvin Pickering of Omaha, and Larry Sutton of Albuquerque. 7:10 p.m. -- Introductions & National Anthem performed by Joey McIntyre

7:15-8:30 p.m. -- Celebrity Home Run Challenge

8:30-9 p.m. -- IL vs. PCL Home Run Derby

9:30 p.m. -- Rhode Island Philharmonic Concert

Conducted by Francisco Noya. Program includes: Overture to Candide, Liberty Bell March, Music from The King and I, America the Beautiful,and the 1812 Overture among others.

10:30 p.m. -- Fireworks Show

PROVIDENCE TUESDAY

At Downtown Providence

5-10 p.m. -- Baseball Block Party, WATERFIRE and concerts

Concert Schedule at Fleet Skating Center

6 p.m. -- Skye Sweetnam

6:40 p.m. -- Evan & Jaron

7:30 p.m. -- Hanson

8:30 p.m. -- Joey McIntyre

Concert Schedule at Station Park

5 p.m. -- Pelligrino Band

5:30 p.m. -- Narragansett Bay Chorus

6 p.m. -- Kings Row

6:45 p.m. -- Patrick McAloon

7:30 p.m. -- Bellevue Cadillac

8:50 p.m. -- Doug Flutie Band

Autograph Sessions

At Legends Pavilion on G-Tech Parcel to include:

Luis Tiant, Bill Lee, Oil Can Boyd, Jim Wright, Dave Stapleton, Tim Naehring, Dickie Simpkins, Sara DeCosta-Hayes, and mascots Paws, Sox, and Wally the Green Monster. Also appearing will be PawSox players Kelly Shoppach, Trace Coquillette, Justin Sherrod, Matt Beech and Mark Budaska.

Other Block Party Highlights include: The Budweiser Clydesdales, Interactive Games, Displays, Exhibits, Photo Exhibits, Live Radio & Television Broadcasts, Celebrity Appearances and much, much more.

5-5:45 p.m. -- Autograph Session for IL All-Star Team at Station Park

6-6:45 p.m. -- Autograph Session for PCL All-Star Team at Station Park

8:20 p.m. -- Introductions of All-Stars at Waterplace Park that will include an Olympic-style torch light procession of 60 Players and Coaches to light WATERFIRE.

8:40 p.m. -- WATERFIRE begins

ALL-STAR WEDNESDAY

All-Star Luncheon and Triple-A All-Star Game

11:45 a.m.- 2 p.m. -- All-Star Luncheon at the Rhode Island Convention Center (ticket required) featuring both the IL & PCL All-Star Teams and The Teammates -- Johnny Pesky, Dominic DiMaggio, and Bobby Doerr.

4 p.m. Gates open at McCoy Stadium

4-5 p.m. -- IL Batting Practice

5-6 p.m. -- PCL Batting Practice

6:30 p.m. -- Triple-A All-Star Game Opening Ceremonies

Highlights include: R.I. Colonial Militia, Joint Service Color Guard, Anthems performed by Michele Passarelli (Canadian) and Richard Price (American on trumpet), Cannon salute, Blackhawk Helicopter fly-over.

7:10 p.m. -- Triple-A All-Star Game broadcast by ESPN2 and The Sporting News Radio Network (ticket required)

Post-Game Party at the Westin Hotel (ticket required)

Raincheck Policy:

The Rain Dates for the All-Star events are as follows: Monday events would be rescheduled for Friday; Wednesday events would be rescheduled for Thursday. Event Ticket good for rain date only. If the rain date is postponed or canceled for any reason, the event ticket (unless complimentary ) will serve as a gift certificate equal to the printed value on the face of the event ticket. Please Note: Admission for Standing Room Only tickets begins at 7:15 p.m.

ON THE WEB: pawsox.com/allstar

DIRECTIONS TO McCOY STADIUM

From the north: I-95 South to Exit 2A at Massachusetts/Rhode Island line (Newport Avenue/Pawtucket). Follow Newport Avenue for 2 miles and take a right onto Columbus Avenue. Follow Columbus Avenue for 1/2 mile. Turn right after traffic light onto George Bennett Highway. Follow George Bennett Highway for 3/10 of a mile. At traffic light, turn left onto Division Street and follow signs for Game Parking.

From the south: I-95 North to Exit 27, 28, or 29 -- follow the blue & white directional signs.

From the east: Route 195 West to I-95 North -- Follow directions from the South.

GAME HISTORY

The 2004 Game marks the seventh consecutive season teams representing the International and Pacific Coast Leagues have faced off in the midseason event. The PCL leads the series four games to two, winning four straight games between 1999 & 2002. The International League Stars won last season's contest in Memphis, 13-9. The first 10 Triple-A All-Star Games were played in a National League affiliates versus American League affiliates format.

UMPIRES

Four of the top umpires in Triple-A Baseball have been selected to oversee the on-field action at the 2004 Triple-A All-Star Game. Bob Bainter and Darren Spagnardi have been chosen from the International League while Casey Moser and Greg Chittenden will represent the Pacific Coast League.

BROADCASTS

Television -- The Triple-A All-Star Game will be televised live on ESPN2 beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday. ESPN baseball analyst Buck Martinez provided insight on some of Triple-A Baseball's stars last year and will reprise his role. Joining Martinez in the booth will be veteran sportscaster Sean McDonough, who is a fixture in the New England sports scene since he began calling Boston Red Sox television games in 1988.

Radio -- The game will once again be broadcast through Sporting News Radio, the nation's largest sports radio network, and Armed Forces Radio. Local stations WSKO, WLKW, WNBH, WJJF will carry the game. A trio of Triple-A radio personalities have been selected to announce the 2004 Triple-A All-Star Game. Pawtucket play-by-play man Andy Freed will be joined in the booth by Tucson Sidewinders' broadcaster Brett Dolan. Reporting from the field will be the second member of the PawSox regular season broadcast team, analyst Steve Hyder. All three will be making their Triple-A All-Star Game radio debuts.

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There's stuff set up in town already for the Providence Day portion. I'm bailing outta work early today and looking around.

I'm really curious about seeing Joey "New Kid" MacIntyre perform :lol:

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