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EDITION NO. 7 OF 13 JUNE 20-25, 2017



SHOOTING STARS: Flying Squirrels masctos Nutzy and Nutasha

IN THIS ISSUE watch a postgame In-Your-Face Fireworks show at The Diamond.
Fireworks are scheduled for Thursday, June 22 and Saturday, June 24.

2 Homestand Lineup 30 The Diamond A to Z
10 The Next Chapter 34 A Place to Play
14 Coaching Staff Bios 36 By Design
20 Eastern League Teams 42 Boulevard to the Bay
21 Rosters 44 Prospect Rankings
24 Amazing Myles 46 On the Air
28 Seating & Dining Guides 48 On-Deck Circle
ON THE COVER: Myles Schroder has played shortstop, third base, center field, right field and catcher since joining the Flying Squirrels on May 19.
Photos by Edwin Rodriguez/Richmond Flying Squirrels

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6/23 6/24
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National Onion Rings Day Celebration | Fireworks Smoked beef brisket drizzled with moonshine
from up close and inside the fences presented by barbecue sauce, then topped off with a golden crispy
Steak ‘n Shake and Q94 | Live pregame entertain- onion ring. It will make your spurs jangle. Available only
ment by Whiskey Bizness on National Onion Rings Day — Thursday, June 22.


Nutzy collectible plush giveaway first 1,000 fans 14 & Creamy macaroni and cheese mixed with a
younger presented by Coca-Cola and Star 100.9 | Pre- smoked beef brisket, doused in a moonshine
game catch on the field presented by Nesquick | Post- barbecue sauce, tossed in seasoned bread
game kids run the bases presented by Richmond Family crumbs, deep fried and served over a bed of squirrelly
Magazine | Live pregame entertainment by Ron Manila fries and two mini corn muffins.


our special expertise in repairing the human body is the catalyst for the healing process. we’re here to make sure you stay in the game and keep moving. And if injury does occur. light training or high-impact sports.COM . vcuhealthnowcenter. hobbies. by design. If we never stop moving 4 SQUIRRELSBASEBALL. whether it’s exercise. No matter your level of activity. The more active you are now. Making life better. then nothing can hold us back. the better the odds you’ll stay that way.

of the game. @GOSQUIRRELS 5 . Who stand for you and me! Beneath the stars and the lights tonight. Cause RVA is stepping up to the plate. We are Richmond! Hear our voice! Let’s all cheer our Flying Squirrels! Whoa! Make some noise! And Have FUNN. Whoa! Boys and girls. Go Nuts! And we can see clearly for miles Have FUNN. the lights tonight. VA! to San Francisco. To have FUNN ‘cause that’s the name Hail to the flying squirrels. VA! Proud of our community! Hail to Richmond. We are Richmond! Hear our voice! We’re keeping rhythm to the train track’s time. Have FUNN. It’s our home team from Richmond. Go Nuts! and miles and miles. Go Nuts! And feel the James flow strong through our veins. HAIL TO THE FLYING SQUIRRELS Lyrics by Justin Bailey Beneath the stars and One for all and all for one. There’s something we want to say. We salute our champions. VA. Our city’s gonna shout it aloud! Hail to the Flying Squirrels. Whoa! Make some noise! We’re gonna represent the River City. All together we can be. Whoa! Boys and girls. And bless this great city! Let’s all cheer our Flying Squirrels! Whoa! Make some noise! Whoa! Boys and girls. We salute our champions. Go nuts! We are Richmond! Hear our voice! Whoa! Join the crowd! Everybody’s coming through the gates. Shout it loud and shout it proud! We feel the energy starting to grow. We’re going down to the Boulevard. And Have FUNN. We’re on the shoulders of Giants. Let’s all cheer our Flying Squirrels! Everybody throw your caps on tight. Who stand for you and me. One for all and all for one. The Flying Squirrels To knock it all the way ARE Richmond.

Time flies when you’re having FUNN here on the Boulevard. The connection we have all forged together is special and simply amazing. but an important part of the fabric of the RVA community 365 days a year. WELCOME TO THE DIAMOND Dear Flying Squirrels Family. but the betterment of the entire Greater Richmond area. Nutzy. Lou DiBella President & Managing General Partner Richmond Flying Squirrels Professional Baseball Club 6 SQUIRRELSBASEBALL. We hope you enjoy the new amenities at The Diamond such as the Bistro at the Bullpen. It’s hard to believe that 2017 is the eighth season of Flying Squirrels Baseball. Nutasha.COM . new creative promotions highlighted by Tip of the Cap Tuesday. the San Francisco Giants. I am proud of these award-winning efforts. cooperated and collegial effort to create a new home for the Squirrels in a way that will serve not only our fans and organization. We love being one of the many great things the Richmond region has to offer to residents and visitors alike. Our first four-year agreement with the Giants last year speaks to their faith in the Flying Squirrels organization and their confidence that we will resolve the ballpark situation with our hometown. staff and management have been devoted to making your Squirrels experience both unique and memorable. our new electronic marquee on the Boulevard. GO NUTS! All the Best. new food items like my personal favorite Fried Mac n’ Cheese with Beef Brisket. Thank you! We continue to be committed more than ever to being your team for generations to come. and even prouder that we have become not only the hometown team. Welcome back. Over the course of the first seven seasons our ownership group. and our staff have worked tirelessly to deliver a 12 month a year impactful existence in the RVA. and much more. who we mutually extended our partnership with through the 2020 season. HAVE FUNN. We are dedicated to the Greater Richmond community and to being a major part of its future. We are also very appreciative of our long term relationship with our major league affiliate. There has never been more of a coordinated.

and we know this year will be no exception. We all know Minor League Baseball is family-friendly. Here’s to a great. WELCOME TO THE DIAMOND Welcome RVA Baseball Fans! Our own Richmond Flying Squirrels are starting their 8th season here at the Diamond and we’re all rooting for the home team. I thank the Squirrels organization for all their many contributions to our Capital City. Nutzy and Nutasha. but a Squirrels game is something truly special. Let’s go Nuts! Sincerely. Stoney @GOSQUIRRELS 7 . affordable and fun. Levar M. winning season for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Fans 14 and under can join the Squirrel Tails Kids Club for free and get on the field before and after every Sunday game to play catch and run the bases just like the pros. from the tens of thousands of dollars in charitable contributions each year to the many community programs offered both in-season and off-season. The Diamond is where you will see baseball’s top prospects and MLB stars of tomorrow. the best theme nights and the most awesome mascot duo in the league. RVA fans enjoy the best contests. Squirrels players were all over the 2016 Major League Baseball postseason. their new Skipper and the pursuit of the 2017 Eastern League championship.



THE NEXT CHAPTER By Anthony Oppermann | Richmond Flying Squirrels .

it was a little to attend the annual Flying Squirrels Hot surprising. there is a lot Squirrels’ predecessor. It was just nice to be. He was ganization there. Following the 2013 season.” Haines said. in Richmond before traveling to “At first I was thankful and grateful.” That offseason. number he will don this the Flying Squirrels. “I kind of expected to go to a differ. was At halftime. and spent parts of the next four sea- he wasn’t expecting to be assigned to sons bouncing around the independent Richmond. present Kyle Haines with a No. den Riversharks. Haines spent the Ed McLaughlin presented see firsthand how bulk of his playing career him with a Flying Squir. Haines is the youngest man- Upon arriving in town on Feb. rivalry game between VCU and Rich. ent place based on some previous con- versations. Haines city is for the Flying Squir. The Eastern Illinois University prod- mond alongside Flying Squirrels COO uct.” Haines manager Kyle Haines began the 2009 campaign said. out arena where Parnell A middle infielder by “ It was great to and VCU athletic director trade.” Stove Banquet. left. 5 jersey. Romo was starring for the Panthers. ager in Flying Squirrels franchise his- Haines went straight from the airport to tory.Haines retired. in general. He advanced rels No. and Virginia’s capital city in February then as it kind of set in. At 34. Obviously Star honors with the Flying as the manager of the Gi. of support for the the Connecticut Defend- “It was great to see ers. at shortstop. ants’ Double-A affiliate. in earning mid-season All- summer at The Diamond general. right. appearing in 19 games last two seasons managing the Class A before being sent down to Advanced-A Short-Season Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Flying Squirrels became a free agent and rels.” and made a brief return to the Eastern Haines. just four years removed from his the Siegel Center to take in an intracity own playing career. leagues. FEATURE STORY K yle Haines hadn’t spent any time Richmond. who went 71-79 over the League with Akron. but I didn’t really anticipate See HAINES on page 12 LEFT: Flying Squirrels COO Todd “Parney” Parnell. and VCU athletic director Ed McLaughlin. who attended the school at the Todd “Parney” Parnell and San Francisco same time All-Pro quarterback Tony Giants manager Bruce Bochy. VCU Athletics photo @GOSQUIRRELS 11 . “Obviously there is with the independent Cam- a lot of support for the or. to be honest. Kinston where he ended his season.signed by the Cleveland Indians that June come a part of it. 1. But. firsthand how excited the organization there. in 2008. had a hunch he wouldn’t be returning Haines returned to Camden in 2010 to “The Crater” for a third season. Haines was welcomed selected by San Francisco in the 31st to center court of the sold round of the 2004 draft. 5 jersey – the excited the city is for as high as Double-A.

” ond-guessing it. ager the following season. Giants farm director Shane Turner.” Haines said. Giants offered him an opportunity to return to “It’s just about helping players.” the organization that drafted him. I knew that was it. Haines’ focus is on independent Frontier Greys. with either in coaching or somewhere else. amount of coffee I drink before the game ing there was no going back. “I don’t ever to be done at the start of the next year. “It’s just about putting them Reserved away from the field. during his playing career. Haines said. though. taking over the Above all. a former minor league there was no changing my mind on that one.” 12 SQUIRRELSBASEBALL. but feel like I’m going to go to sleep over then I would talk myself into playing more there. dinator with the Chicago Cubs.” Haines said. A year later. “…My very Haines has sought advice from his last year playing. “I’m definitely more intense than most “I always thought I was probably going in the dugout. as well as I would end up pursuing some opportunities. there is no sec. Haines in positions to succeed and helping them said the competition of a game brings grow as people on and off the field. manager now a minor league hitting coor- and I knew that when the season was over.” whom he originally discussed coaching Haines transitioned from player to man.COM . so I don’t get too worked up. I knew older brother Andy. FEATURE STORY HAINES continued from page 11 out a “more intense side” of him. I definitely need to calm down the because I knew that when I was done play. the his players.


14 SQUIRRELSBASEBALL. guiding During his Giants minor league the Frontier League (IND) Greys in 2014. His older brother Andy has Pablo Sandoval. Haines played alongside the Haines is the youngest of three likes of Tim Lincecum. Sergio Romo. first former Volcanoes player to manage The Eastern Illinois University product the club. Jonathan Sanchez also managed in affiliated baseball with and Travis Ishikawa. native piloted the Volcanoes to a 39. He became the Defenders. Haines notched a also the youngest skipper in team history. The infielder was the Miami Marlins organization and a member of four championship teams currently works as a minor league hitting in the minor leagues: the 2004 Arizona coordinator for the Chicago Cubs.COM . after his playing career ended. At 34 years old. The Louisville. go-ahead RBI single for San Jose in Haines spent the previous two Game 5 of the 2007 California League seasons as the manager of the Class A Championship series. Short-Season Salem-Keizer Volcanoes In 2008. he is 2009 Akron Aeros. Kyle Haines replaces Miguel Ojeda Rookie League Giants. FLYING SQUIRRELS COACHING STAFF MANAGER: KYLE HAINES OPENING DAY AGE: 34 BATS-THROWS: Switch-Right BORN: July 28. 2007 San Jose Giants and franchise history. statistical season and made the All-Star Ill.. Game in the Double-A Eastern League 37 record in his first season in 2015 and as a shortstop with the Connecticut a 32-42 record last year. Ill. having started his playing began his managing career immediately career with Salem-Keizer in 2004. career. Haines enjoyed his best in the Northwest League. 2005 San Jose as the sixth manager in Flying Squirrels Giants. 1982 RESIDES: Louisville. siblings.

Haines guided the short-season club to 71 wins. BY THE NUMBERS: KYLE HAINES Haines is the sixth manager in team 6 history following Andy Skeels (2010). In two seasons with the Salem- 71 Keizer Volcanoes. Nine RICHMOND AREA Medical Centers Non-appointment. 8 am to 10 pm. Jose Alguacil (2015) and Miguel Ojeda (2016). • Less costly than the ER ric2017-1 @GOSQUIRRELS 15 . and prescription drugs on-site • 70 locations in the mid-Atlantic region injuries and illnesses. Haines is 34 the youngest manager in franchise history. Dave Machemer (2011-13). walk-in • Staffed by board certified physicians urgent care for routine • X-rays. lab tests. At 34 years old. 365 • Most major insurance plans accepted – your claims filed for you days a year. Russ Morman (2014).

Louis Cardinals. Venezuela Entering his 10th season with the San ly from 1990-2006. Boston Red Nava joins the Flying Squirrels and returns Sox (1995) and Chicago Cubs (1997) to the role of hitting coach after spending last organizations. siana and Atlantic Leagues before retiring Nava played 16 seasons professional. HITTING COACH: LIPSO NAVA OPENING DAY AGE: 48 BATS-THROWS: Right-Right BORN: Nov. He was a reliever with the San Francisco Giants. including stints in the Francisco Giants organization. Baltimore Orioles finishes in the Eastern League in team and Giants. 16 SQUIRRELSBASEBALL. Steve Kline returns for his third during his 11-year career. product set a single-season record for An eighth-round selection by the appearances (89) in 2001 while with the Cleveland Indians in the 1993 draft. 22. 1968 RESIDES: Maracaibo. as Triple-A. 1972 RESIDES: Winfield. season as the manager of the San Jose Gi. Lipso Seattle Mariners (1990-94). Nava also played in the Mexi- 72 record and a wild-card berth in the Califor. The former infielder advanced as high ants. ERA in his first two seasons – including The University of West Virginia a franchise-best 3. 28. Montreal Expos. Louis including the ‘04 NL champions. which included season as the Flying Squirrels pitching stints with the Indians. coach after guiding the club to top-two St. member of three playoff teams in He appeared in 796 big league games St. The Venezuelan led San Jose to a 68. Pa.12 ERA in 2015.COM . FLYING SQUIRRELS COACHING STAFF PITCHING COACH: STEVE KLINE OPENING DAY AGE: 44 BATS-THROWS: Switch-Left BORN: Aug. Kline Cardinals and led the National League finished off his long and established in appearances three consecutive major league career in 2007 as a lefty seasons (1999-2001). can League and independent Texas-Loui- nia League playoffs last year. at the end of the 2006 season.

These numbers will be used when you record fielding plays • Pitcher .8 • First Base . F Fly Out SF Sacrifice Fly Scoring Example SAC Sacrifice L Line Out SQUIRRELS LINEUP P 1 U Unassisted 1 Steven Duggar 8 FC Fielder’s Choice 5-3 HBP Hit By Pitch HR 2 Ryder Jones 5 WP Wild Pitch PB Passed Ball 3 Chris Shaw 3 DP Double Play F-8 E Error 4 C.4 • Left Field . HOW TO SCORE A GAME Keep score throughout the game on pages 18 and 19. • Fly Out: The batter hits a fly out to the left fielder. Simply write 1B in the BB Walk corner. You will use this diamond pattern K Strikeout to chart each runner’s path around the bases.DH Scoring Plays Once each batter is finished with his at-bat. Strikeout Looking • Scoring: If any of the runners end up SB Stolen Base scoring. Each position is assigned a number.3 • Shortstop . you will complete the diamond shape and shade it in.6 • Right Field . fill in what happened in the appropriate inning column next to that player’s name. • Single: If the batter hits a single. That would be scored as 5-3. Here are examples of how to score certain plays: • Ground Out: The third baseman fields the ball and throws to first base for the out.9 • Designated hitter. Shorthand • Strikeout: Simply write a K if the batter strikes out. Starting lineups can be found in the Elephant Insurance Fan Zone posted behind home plate.2 • Third Base .J Hinojosa 6 IBB Intentional Walk K BK Balk @GOSQUIRRELS 17 . then a backward 2B Double K K is used to score. act 3B Triple as if there is a diamond shape in the HR Home Run scoring box (example below) and draw a line to first base.7 • Catcher . That would be scored as F-7.5 • Center Field . If the batter strikes out 1B Single looking (not swinging).1 • Second Base . but here is a basic outline: Starting Lineup & Position Numbers Fill in the starting lineup. Shorthand for plays are listed to the right. Fans may already have their own way of scoring.

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90 Bellville. OUTFIELDERS B-T HT. VZ 25 Dillon Thomas L-L 6-1 225 12.90 Gaspar Hernandez. GA the Hartford Yard Goats at The Dia- 45 Jiminian Johendi R-R 6-2 182 10. COACHES TITLE 1 Jerry Weinstein Manager 36 Dave Burba Pitching Coach 10 Tim Doherty Hitting Coach 15 Jake Opitz Coach OF Dillon Thomas Billy Whitehead Athletic Trainer Phil Bailey Physical Performance Coach @GOSQUIRRELS 21 .10. AZ of the season where the two teams 55 Matt Pierpont R-R 6-2 215 1.94 San Pedro de Macoris. PR ers in several offensive categories.92 Nagua.94 Bradenton. Sinaloa MX 30 Konner Wade L-R 6-3 190 12. NO.90 Castaic. INFIELDERS B-T HT.18. FL 18 Max White L-L 6-2 175 10. WT. BIRTHDATE RESIDES 19 Omar Carrizales L-L 6-0 175 1.93 Williston.13. TX 8 Edison Frias R-R 6-1 180 12.14. CA River City was for the opening series 53 Luis Niebla R-R 6-4 185 1.91 El Fuerte. was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque NO.93 Cartersville.93 Rancho Santo Margarita. WT.89 Poplarville.25. FL hitting 46 home runs in 63 games. HARTFORD YARD GOATS ROSTER As of 6. DR The Flying Squirrels will play host to 39 Sam Howard R-L 6-3 170 DR mond for the second time this season. BIRTHDATE RESIDES Rockies top prospect Ryan McMahon.91 San Lorenzo.2.19.6. South Africa team has displayed sneaky power.11. BIRTHDATE RESIDES YARD GOATS 40 Huascar Brazoban R-R 6-3 155 10.J. Johnson L-R 6-4 235 8.17. but the 14 Anthony Phillips R-R 5-9 160 4. TX AT A GLANCE 31 Ryan Castellani R-R 6-4 220 4. PITCHERS B-T HT. DR Eastern Division standings.19.30. DR 13 Josh Fuentes R-R 6-2 215 2. 22 Correlle Prime R-R 6-5 225 2.29. CA 0 Ashley Graeter R-R 6-1 190 10.90 San Pedro de Macoris. DR 35 Shane Broyles R-R 6-1 180 8.89 Villa Mella.4. MS Hartford sits near the bottom of the 17 Luis Jean R-R 6-1 150 8. CA who ranked among the league lead- 6 Jan Vazquez R-R 5-10 165 4. FL NO.5. WT.93 Virginia Beach. VA Hartford’s offense took a hit when NO. 48 D.89 Beaverton.91 Burleson. 23 Jack Wynkoop L-L 6-5 205 11.18.93 Austin.93 Green Cove Springs.95 Elk Grove.91 Scottsdale. CATCHERS B-T HT.17.1. 2 Juan Ciriaco R-R 5-9 165 7. Closer James Ferris con- tinues to lead the team in saves. 9 Dom Nunez L-R 6-1 202 1. BIRTHDATE RESIDES on June 1.17 NO.30.3.91 Winter Springs.95 Maracay. OR The last time the Goats came to the 50 Troy Neiman R-R 6-6 230 11. WT. PA 27 Parker French L-R 6-2 200 3. TX 11 Drew Weeks R-R 6-2 200 6.96 Philadelphia. FL split a four-game set.92 Houston.19.10.

18.96 Gulfport.90 San Jose. FL 2 Dorssys Paulino R-R 6-0 175 11.24.17 NO. INFIELDERS B-T HT.94 Redondo Beach. KY first time this season to wrap up a six 34 Leandro Linares R-R 6-3 205 1. DR 39 Jordan Smith L-R 6-4 235 7. CA The last time the Squirrels and Ducks 41 Matt Whitehouse L-L 6-1 175 4. BIRTHDATE RESIDES staff in wins (4).88 Louisville.90 Fredericksburg.13.13.91 Diamond Bar. Brown R-R 6-6 205 11.94 St. OK their way to The Diamond for the 35 Neil Holland R-R 6-0 190 .17. VA AT A GLANCE 26 Mitch Brown R-R 6-1 195 4. CA 12 Perci Garner R-R 6-3 225 12.94 El Reno.94 Miami Gardens. MS 6 Yu Chang R-R 6-1 175 8.22.21. He 47 Jonathan Laureano R-R 6-1 200 12. NO. DR 1 Luigi Rodriguez L-R 5-11 160 11.95 Vega Baja.J. BIRTHDATE RESIDES RUBBERDUCKS 11 Robbie Aviles L-R 6-4 200 12.28. FL game homestand. 44 Bobby Bradley L-R 6-1 225 5.28. Johns. OUTFIELDERS B-T HT. MN 45 Matt Esparza R-R 6-2 195 8. 48 Luis Lugo L-L 6-5 200 3. CATCHERS B-T HT. VZ Indians top-30 prospect Francisco 13 Eric Haase R-R 5-10 180 12. Left-hander Luis Lugo led the pitching NO.5.92 Santiago.90 Willmar.5. WT.21. NO.94 Johns Creek. NY 33 D.88 Dover. DR made his major league debut with 9 Joe Sever R-R 6-0 205 8.95 Bani. GA a University of Richmond alum. MI Mejia was pacing the Eastern League 17 Francisco Mejia S-R 5-10 180 10.91 Suffern. PITCHERS B-T HT.14. CA the Cincinnati Reds in 2003.93 Miranda. DR in batting average as of June 14.94 Rochester.94 Bani.27. VZ 22 Thomas Pannone L-L 6-0 195 4.14.95 Taitung.12.18. MN NO. RI 32 Nick Pasquale R-R 6-0 190 10. WT. AKRON RUBBERDUCKS ROSTER As of 6. WT. OH The Akron RubberDucks will make 10 Cameron Hill R-R 6-1 185 5.92 Westland. BIRTHDATE RESIDES 8 Connor Marabell L-L 6-1 195 3. WT. Cranston. COACHES TITLE 7 Mark Budzinski Manager 27 Tony Arnold Pitching Coach 43 Johnny Narron Hitting Coach 36 Omir Santos Bench Coach Manager Mark Budzinski Jeremy Heller Athletic Trainer Paul Synenkyj Strength & Conditioning Coach 22 SQUIRRELSBASEBALL.28.27. BIRTHDATE RESIDES 20 Juan De La Cruz S-R 6-1 195 8.90 Walnut Creek. Taiwan Akron manager Mark Budzinkski is 15 Tyler Krieger S-R 6-2 170 1.94 Barquisimeto. CA faced off was May 15-17 in Akron where Richmond dropped two of three games.

1.28.88 Louisville. respectively. NY Squirrels will be play host to the Hart- 32 Ryan Halstead L-R 6-5 230 5.89 Bakersfield. Cabrera is a 15 Jeff Arnold R-R 6-2 205 1. BIRTHDATE RESIDES June 1.92 Rancho Cucamonga.17 NO.91 Danville.20.90 Middleboro. 19 Brandon Bednar R-R 6-4 195 3.89 Central Tacarigua.92 Stuart.J.15. 23 Christian Jones L-L 6-3 210 1.13.90 Texarkana. CA 26 Cory Taylor R-R 6-2 252 12. WA 1 Carlos Garica S-R 5-10 172 3.86 Huntington Beach. WT. FL 9 Miguel Gomez S-R 5-10 195 12. TX 31 Tyler Horan L-R 6-2 235 12.27. CA They Flying Squirrels return home for 41 Jose Flores R-R 6-3 250 6. OUTFIELDERS B-T HT. NO.86 San Diego.94 Spring.93 Johnstown. VZ 39 Collin Balester R-R 6-4 190 6.93 Elk Grove. BIRTHDATE RESIDES 22 Dylan Davis R-R 6-0 216 7.16.87 Fallon.92 Carrollton.5.90 Lakeland.92 Los Guineos.21.93 Fremont.3.93 Redmond. OK Relievers Yordy Cabrera and Ryan Halstead were promoted from Ad- vanced-A San Jose on May 31 and NO. Hinojosa R-R 5-10 180 7. INFIELDERS B-T HT. NC 10 home runs in a season after hitting his 10th homer earlier in the month.14.15.11 ERA in NO. VZ the final time in the month of June.22. WT.92 Santo Domingo.13.14. Halstead posted 1.22.2. NE 43 Jerry Sands R-R 6-4 225 9. The 53 Matt Gage R-L 6-4 240 2. DR Flying Squirrels center fielder Slade 25 C. FL 38 Sam Coonrod R-R 6-2 190 9. CA Ducks. KY converted infielder and a former 2 Eliezer Zambrano S-R 5-11 193 9. each for a three-game series.18. VZ second-round pick of the Oakland A’s. MA 13 Ryan Lollis L-L 6-1 190 12.92 Municipio de Diaz.6. CA 35 Jarret Martin L-L 6-3 230 8.14.86 Houston. CATCHERS B-T HT.89 Bolivar.87 Wendell.17. WT.6. TX NO.28. COACHES TITLE 5 Kyle Haines Manager 34 Steve Kline Pitching Coach 17 Lipso Nava Hitting Coach Garrett Havig Athletic Trainer RHP Yordy Cabrera Andy King Strength & Conditioning Coach @GOSQUIRRELS 23 . BIRTHDATE RESIDES FLYING SQUIRRELS 58 Carlos Alvarado R-R 6-4 175 10. FLYING SQUIRRELS ROSTER As of 6. TX Heathcott became the fastest player 7 Rando Moreno S-R 5-11 190 6. IL 51 Tyler Cyr R-R 6-3 200 5.93 Broken Arrow. DR in Squirrels franchise history to reach 18 Myles Schroder S-R 5-11 205 8. VZ 21 Slade Heathcott L-L 6-1 205 9. PITCHERS B-T HT. BIRTHDATE RESIDES 22 games with San Jose.4.11. WT. CA ford Yard Goats and the Akron Rubber- 46 Jordan Johnson R-R 6-3 200 9. CA AT A GLANCE 29 Yordy Cabrera R-R 6-2 220 9.16.


Schroder largely determined by base. “Wherever. vada before moving back to the Bay Area. and the Giants. “We get to pick wherever You’re living in a hotel. catching. catcher and shortstop He got his pool certification and worked for in Little League and started playing the American Swim Academy where he main- outfield in Babe Ruth League.” Diablo Valley Junior College where he The San Francisco Giants media guide also pitched. USA. Then one day. Schroder is “wherever the wind After high school. “One day I de- Schroder’s home on the field has also cided I wasn’t going to do it anymore. at times living in my abilities ever. FEATURE STORY By Anthony Oppermann | Richmond Flying Squirrels H ome to Flying Squirrels’ Myles infield positions. their fifth wheel camper. During Schroder’s first three years in Even though Schroder was out of the high school. Real Life Studios @GOSQUIRRELS 25 .” Schroder said. infielder. but the Squirrels team roster more selected by the Giants in the 27th round of accurately represents his hometown as the 2007 draft. he “didn’t even touch the married in February 2015. still got more bills than I make – it’s just Like a dandelion guided by the breeze.” he said. the Bay Area and joining a Trojans squad “I never doubted my abilities ever. Schroder worked For as long as the 29-year-old can re. However. he was of his mind. There he caught the eye of lists Schroder’s residence as Fallon.” making any money – I’ve Schroder said.” ever playing in a profes- any given point in a year is Flying Squirrels sional game.. “You’re around 150 guys. From 2007 to 2010. and eventually he reached forced to the outfield his senior year after a point where he wanted to take another transferring to Castro Valley High School in shot at his playing career. in that featured Minnesota Twins catcher anything. He was a pitcher. kind of that. who he an outfielder.with his father on home remodels in Ne- member. grass” after signing with the is a travel nurse. playing shortstop “ I never doubted and third base and even couple has traversed the country. he was primarily a catcher game. San Francisco scout Keith Snider and was Neb. catcher Myles Schroder retire. before Where they call home at in anything. tained the pools and buildings. Schroder played at blows. fered a temporary position.” been wherever the wind blows. Jason Castro and former New York Mets farmhand Rylan Sandoval at the middle See SCHRODER on page 27 LEFT: Utility man Myles Schroder has spent parts of the last four seasons with the Flying Squirrels. baseball was always in the back and middle infielder.” Even though Schroder was drafted as Schroder’s wife Summer. outfielder and made the decision to ball or where Summer is of. he has played all over the diamond. not we want to go and go do it.


wherever the with his teammates and how well he leads. to baseball in 2011. first and third base. and returned to even picked up switch-hitting after his return the organization in 2011. he has 12 to 13 gloves in his locker All he needs is a gust of wind to make that including a catcher’s mitt. dream come true. but an injury to Ryan Flying Squirrels manager Kyle Haines is Cavan in 2013 created an opportunity for more than just his versatility on the field. center field. Schroder was primar. but one of his most valu- Arnold suffered a knee injury. now the Giants Senior Vice Presi. FEATURE STORY SCHRODER continued from page 25 man’s gloves. which led to able positions takes place behind the scenes Schroder returning behind the plate to catch. right field and catcher. In his first 20 games with Richmond this Schroder’s dream is to play in the season. in the locker room and how well he interacts “Every year is different.COM OCTOBER 19-22 THE COUNTRY CLUB OF VIRGINIA. third major leagues and move to Montana with base.” need is. Haines said.” Schroder said. an out- field glove and even a pitcher’s glove “just Schroder reached out to Snider and Bob.” by Evans. JAMES RIVER COURSE FRED COUPLES @DECCGOLF @GOSQUIRRELS 27 . SCOTT McCARRON 2016 CHAMPION TICKETS NOW ON SALE! FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT DECCGOLF. Schroder to play third base for Advanced-A “Everyone always talks about all of the San Jose. a middle infield glove. Squirrels catcher Jeff positions he plays. Schroder dent and General Manager. But Schroder’s value to first-year ily a bullpen catcher. At first. A year later. his wife and 1-year-old daughter Tenley. A natural right-handed batter. Schroder has played shortstop. Total. in case.

COM . THE DIAMOND SEATING GUIDE SEATING AREAS & PRICING ADVANCE DAY OF GROUPS PEANUT GALLERY SEATS PRICING GAME 20-PLUS Chick-fil-A Richmond Field Level $12 $14 $11 Includes two tickets. two souvenir seat Terrace Level $10 $12 $8 cushions and peanuts (upon request) all General Admission $8 $9 $5.50 for only $30 28 SQUIRRELSBASEBALL.

THE DIAMOND DINING GUIDE THE MAIN STANDS THE UPPER STANDS THE DOG HOUSE (SECTIONS 109 & 112) (SECTIONS 206 & 212) (MAIN CONCOURSE) 6 oz Hamburger 6 oz Hamburger The Classic Dog 6 oz Cheeseburger 6 oz Cheeseburger West Coast Dog Turkey Burger Turkey Burger Diamond Dog Grilled Chicken Sandwich Grilled Chicken Sandwich Bacon Me Crazy BBQ Pork Sandwich BBQ Pork Sandwich The Boulevard Hot Dog Hot Dog Weiner Schnitzel Jumbo Dog Jumbo Dog Footlong Hot Dog Chicken Tenders Chicken Tenders Buffalo Chicken Tenders Buffalo Chicken Tenders BUD & BURGERS Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Corn Dogs Corn Dogs (MAIN CONCOURSE) Brisket Sandwich Cheese Nachos Mild Sausage Fried PB&J Sandwich Supreme Nachos Hot Sausage Personal Pepperoni Flatbread Pulled Pork Nachos Brats Personal Cheese Flatbread Traveling Nachos Footlong Hot Dog Mac Brisket Ball Meal Squirrelly Fries (regular or jumbo) The Regular Burger Buffalo Drum Sticks Chili Cheese Fries The High Cheese Cheese Nachos Pulled Pork Cheese Fries Pimento Cheeseburger Supreme Nachos Fried Pickle Spears Quesadilla Burger Pulled Pork Nachos Soft Pretzel PB&J Bacon Burger Traveling Nachos Peanuts Cowboy Rodeo Burger Squirrelly Fries (regular or jumbo) Cracker Jacks Brunch Burger Chili Cheese Fries Chips Pulled Pork Cheese Fries Cookies Fried Pickle Spears DIPPIN DOTS Popcorn (regular or family size) KIDS MENU (MAIN CONCOURSE & 204) Soft Pretzel Peanuts (SECTIONS 109. 112. 206 & 212) New! Brownie Batter Cracker Jacks Mini Corn Dog Meal Rockin’ Cherry Ice Chips Kids Meal Rainbow Ice Cookies Uncrustable (PB&J) Cookies ‘n Cream Funnel Cake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Red Velvet Funnel Cake KONA ICE • COTTON CANDY Chocolate Vanilla Ice Cream Cup Rootbeer Float (MAIN CONCOURSE) @GOSQUIRRELS 29 .

Outside Cameras & Camcorders – Cam. cash. sions stands. seats are available for $12 per ticket in advance and $14 day of game. I. the gates of The Diamond. the first. For rain out informa. unless otherwise noted for are accepted at the ticket office. animals younger to sit in a seat. Animals – With the exception of ser. page 28. THE DIAMOND A TO Z GUIDE Diamond. 2. a first pitch opportunity for the gle-game tickets. they will are not allowed inside The Diamond. Alcohol Policy – A valid photo ID C. the Bistro at the Bullpen is the Fan Assistance – The Amtrak Fan sistance in finding the nearest eleva- ultimate hospitality experience at The Depot is located on the main con. Team and at all permanent conces- cretion before and after the game. merchan. General Admission Seating – Gen- Fans are allowed to line up along eral admission seating is located the first. First Aid – A first aid booth is locat- out of the seventh inning. right in the action. Mastercard. ed on the main concourse directly Children’s Ticket Prices – Children behind the Budweiser Thirsty Acorn. 30 SQUIRRELSBASEBALL. Gen- 30 minutes before first pitch. Tickets can be purchased by call- party with the Flying Squirrels in the Nightly live music. by calling 804-359-FUNN (3866) plate and serves beer. Chick-fil-A Richmond Field Level ext. need a ticket. do not offer ticket exchanges for sin. presented by Children’s Hospital of Field Level Seating (Chick-fil-A Richmond at VCU. Coca. Acorn Dollars can be used to down the first-base line that puts you purchase tickets. Autographs – Flying Squirrels play. of tickets purchased with the insur. Cola products and water. answers for all your ballpark-related Acorn Dollars – An alternative to al bartender. 1 or online at Birthday Bash package includes SquirrelsBaseball.and third-base lines. which will take place lap. For more informa. contact the ance option.COM . D Chick-fil-A Richmond Field Level will be required for the purchase seats are labeled as green on the of all alcoholic beverages. The Bistro features a three course behind home plate and offers A course all-you-can-eat buffet. please see rain policy. Squirrels Nest presented by Nike ers will sign autographs at their dis. contact feet. Acorn Dollars Budweiser Thirsty Acorn – The Richmond) – Located closest to the can be purchased in $1 increments Budweiser Thirsty Acorn is located field behind home plate and down through the group sales department on the main concourse behind home both the first. Tickets can alcoholic beverages will not be al. Field Dimensions – Right field: 330 dise at the Squirrels Nest presented tion or to make a reservation. Chick-fil-A Field Level seating for the Exchanges – The Flying Squirrels entire party. If you would like a child 3 and need of medical attention. eras and camcorders are allowed be purchased by calling the ticket of- lowed in The ages 3 and younger are admitted A nightly nurse provided by Patient vice animals and dogs on Bark in the free as long as they sit on an adult’s First is available to assist fans in Park Nights. and exclusive seating questions. cated in the main plaza on the main eral admission seats are labeled concourse. seating chart on page 28. 1 beverages will be allowed outside only. 2. No alcoholic inside The Diamond for personal use fice at 804-359-FUNN (3866) ext. Handicap Seating – Handicapped For more information. person. The and excitement all start here! FUNN (3866) ext. well as along the third-base line at F the top of section 120. with the exception birthday boy or girl and a special gift.and third-base lines in the E in the upper deck of The Diamond first row of the Chick-fil-A Richmond behind home plate and along both Field Level seating sections up until Elephant Insurance Fan Zone – Lo. a visit from the mascots. No professional zoom lenses or or online at SquirrelsBaseball. chips. To access the Bistro at the Bullpen – New for elevator.and third-base lines. entertainment ing the ticket office at 804-359- Little Caesars Party Pavilion. please ask an usher for as- 2017. J pizza. seating is offered behind home plate group sales department by calling tion. the Elephant Insurance as yellow on the seating chart on B Fan Zone houses the entertain. American Express and Discover time. H. parking. Birthday Bash – Plan your birthday Budweiser Thirsty Acorn and more. 2. tor entrance. Buds & Burgers Cart. hour before the scheduled game plate. the special events. left field: by Nike items at the concession the group sales department by calling 330 feet stands and even games at Nutzyville 804-359-FUNN (3866) ext. at the top of sections 110 and 111 as 804-359-FUNN (3866) ext. Tickets are available for ment stage. Alcohol tripods will be allowed without prior sales end immediately after the last approval by management. G ATM – A SunTrust ATM is located Gate Times – Gates will open one on the main concourse behind home Credit Cards – Visa. center field: 402 feet. every Monday home game. $8 in advance and $9 day of game. Ticket prices are the same for all ages.

available Party Decks – Groups of up to 24 for rental. Please follow the directions of the FUNN (3866) during business hours parking staff to ensure the safety of PFG Picnic Zone – Located on the (8:30 a. Credit Union Party Deck rental (3866) ext. Eastern League rules. point in time. cated outside the ballpark near right field. Level seating section – for a night Chick-fil-A Richmond Field Level. this area seats 38 guests and Kid’s Zone (Nutzyville) – Nutzyville agement. such ation will be scheduled unless the as a birthday bash or tailgate party. Wheel of Fun member of our front office by calling Insurance) – The Elephant Auto and Have Funn Go Putt holes. side The Diamond. 1. The Little nouncement recognizing your group ahead.) to see if it has all our fans. timate seating area that includes a wicker “love seat” located in an L P exclusive area right outside of the store along the first-base line. Decks. main concourse along the third-base been turned in to the lost and found. comes with padded seating for 12 N and another 12 seats along the Pregame Tailgate Party – Groups bar top rails. If you have a The Kid’s Zone entertains kids with special request. a makeup or continuation at the end of the upper deck down Center before the conclusion of the will be scheduled by the Eastern the left-field line in the Terrace Level second inning of that night’s game. Each Virginia sales department at 804-359-FUNN the main concourse. sued once a game becomes official. 2 to our Little Caesars Party Pavilion lo- O make reservations. Package also includes Terrace Official Game – Baseball games Party Pavilion – The Little Caesars Level tickets for all guests (upgrades are official after five full innings or Party Pavilion is a party area outside available). etc. you can stop is $5 per car and $15 per bus (cash able by calling the ticket office at by the Amtrak Fan Services Center or Acorn Dollars only upon arrival). Merchandise – Merchandise is behind home plate in the Terrace which includes a reserved seat in the available at the Squirrels Nest pre. Party Porch – The Virginia Credit groups. PA Announcements for birthdays. – 5:30 p. In- sented by Nike Team Store. a public address an- 4 1/2 innings if the home team is right field of the ballpark. during the game or call 804-359. 2 to make reservations. presented by Nike Team Store. Interested groups can of 20 or more can book a 1 1/2-hour Nutzyville – (see Kid’s Zone) contact the group sales department all-you-can-eat pregame buffet in at 804-359-FUNN (3866) ext. Res- Lost and Found – If you have lost an Parking – Parking at The Diamond ervations are $30 and are avail- item at The Diamond. Insurance Peanut Gallery is an in- game costs $1 to play. which and add food items from our list terested groups can contact the group is located along the first-base line on of catering options. features your own Party Porch atten- presented by Children’s Hospital of dant and Party Porch menu. features an all-you-can- M people can rent one of the Virginia eat buffet for up to 500 fans. Similar to the Party K distributed at the discretion of man. PLINKO. 2 to make reservations.m. the PFG Picnic Zone. can book pregame functions. side. If a game is called after that Caesars Party Pavilion is where you and exclusive kids games provided. Inter- Richmond at VCU is located along Outside Food & Beverage – Per ested groups can contact the group the first-base line of the main con. 804-359-FUNN (3866) ext. @GOSQUIRRELS 31 . Public Address Announcements – game is tied. THE DIAMOND A TO Z GUIDE League and rain checks may be seating section. no makeup or continu.m. Rain checks are not is. (3866) ext. outside food sales department at 804-359-FUNN course beside the Squirrels Nest and beverage are NOT allowed in. please contact a Peanut Gallery (Elephant Auto Speed Pitch. are $15 and must be If a game is called before it becomes Union Party Porch is a party area turned in at the Amtrak Fan Services official. Groups Credit Union Party Decks – located of eight or more can reserve a spot. Each 804-359-FUNN (3866).

V season Flying Squirrels home game based on availability. OR BEVERAGE BEING BROUGHT is law enforcement personnel in the nated smoking area located on the INTO THE BALLPARK. WARNING: performance of their official duties. POSITIVELY weather with less than 4 1/2 innings availability and booking. mond. Will Call – Tickets purchased in suite. 1 or on- W. Guests who fail to comply calling 804-359-FUNN (3866). Publix. will call window located at the main trol. The Richmond sonable search for weapons before a member of the front office staff by Flying Squirrels reserve the right to entering. or subsequent to the ing a weapon for official duties to se- actual playing of the game. Tickets are available for show you to your seat and answer restrooms are located down the $10 per ticket in advance and $12 any questions you may have. Ticket sales. cable TV and a special visit from official Flying Squirrels representa. Suites – Nightly suite rentals are ball game on the front of this ticket and No refunds or exchanges will be al- available for groups interested in no such change shall entitle the holder lowed in such an event.and third-base lines on both the day of game. Terrace Level Seating – Terrace Umbrellas – Umbrellas are allowed Level seating is located in the front at The Diamond. complimentary distribution). first-base side of the ballpark that The holder of this ticket assumes all can be accessed through the gates liability and danger incidental to the In this case. Tickets can be pur- main concourse and the upper deck chased by calling the ticket office at (second level). of any value (including advance may be picked up at the personal wait service. 804-359-FUNN (3866) ext. confines of The Diamond. it is the responsibility of beyond the Squirrels Nest Martin’s. first. its parking Rain Policy – If a Flying Squirrels Sunday games and fireworks nights lots. contact tion of management. and with the above conditions will be de- the location of the professional base. watching a Flying Squirrels game in a refund of the purchase price for this the comfort and privacy of a luxury or any other Flying Squirrels ticket. X. completed. Z line at SquirrelsBaseball. starting time. third-base lines. pocket knives and weapons Ticket Disclaimer – EASTERN of any kind are not permitted at The Smoking Area – The Diamond is a LEAGUE RULES PROHIBIT FOOD Diamond.COM . Packages include 12 tickets. The only exception to this smoke-free facility. Weapons – For the safety of all S guests. tives is strictly prohibited within the Q. but please be re- Refunds – No refunds will be given rows of the upper deck behind home spectful to the sight lines of those for tickets purchased at The Dia. Food Lion. Guests Sponsorships – If your business is all Promotions and Giveaways are wishing to enter the stadium for a interested in becoming a sponsorship subject to change at the sole discre. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. See above for rain policy. game of baseball whether occurring the officer to disclose they are carry- ed by Nike Team Store. plate and along both the first. nied admittance or may be ejected. Y. Monday-Wednesday suite pric. tickets can be used as rain checks for another 2017 regular T U. change the date. Call 804-482-6815 for suite Squirrels properties. or Wawa. during. ticket office in front of The Diamond. by non. Any and curity personnel upon entry. prior to.and around you. Terrace Level seats are labeled grey on the seating chart Ushers – Ushers are available to Restrooms – Men’s and women’s on page 28. Sponsored by RVA’s Trusted Family-Lifestyle Magazine FREE at the Squirrels Nest or any area Kroger. RFMonline. or any other Richmond Flying game is postponed due to inclement is $775. There is a desig. game or event consent to a rea- partner of the Flying Squirrels. and a suite for Thursday. 32 SQUIRRELSBASEBALL. THE DIAMOND A TO Z GUIDE Nutzy. climate R ing is $675.

The Tailgate includes Party Deck comes with exclusive seating for a 90-minute. This eat buffet. Each without the premium price. for hosting anything from small social The Bistro features a three-course. ideal for holders can also purchase full catering. THE DIAMOND HOSPITALITY AREAS NEW! BISTRO AT THE BULLPEN PICNIC ZONE The Bistro at the Bullpen is the ultimate The PFG Picnic Zone is the perfect place hospitality experience at The Diamond. @GOSQUIRRELS 33 . area in section 217 down the third-base four parking passes. including 12 padded seats with cup ticket. A Party Porch rental includes seating air-conditioning and a private server. holders and 12 seats along bar top rails. a delicious two-hour. personal bartender and exclusive exclusive area down the third-base line can seating down the first-base line that puts you accommodate up to 500 guests and features right in the action. Each suite includes 12 tickets. all-you-can-eat buffet. all-you-can-eat buffet and a game 24 people. all-you-can. gatherings to large corporate events. LUXURY SUITES PARTY PORCH Luxury suites provide fans with the most The Virginia Credit Union Party Porch offers comfortable and private experience at a unique group experience from a reserved The Diamond. entertaining clients or employees. PARTY PAVILION PARTY DECKS The Pregame Tailgate Party in the Located in sections 207 and 211. line. the Little Caesars Party Pavilion gives fans the Virginia Credit Union Party Decks feature opportunity to enjoy a premium party area some of the best views at The Diamond. padded outdoor seating. Brunch is available on Sundays. Suite for 38 guests along bar top rails.


campaigns that benefit youth in the city of Work on the fields at Hotchkiss and Richmond. Four new dugouts were installed includ. FLYING SQUIRRELS CHARITIES E stablished in 2013. donated bleacher brand with the greater Richmond commu. tember 2015. and Nutzy’s Rotary FUNN agement of field renovations. mond were identified to be in the greatest A similar renovation project at Belle- need of renovation. and a more extensive reno- table arm has been deemed “Renovating vation project at Blackwell Field began the Richmond’s Recreation” — an impactful following summer. Run. as do funds raised through the partnered with Barton Malow. which takes place in December. Flying Squirrels Charities rels Charities. the dugouts and was followed by a com- Sixteen youth baseball facilities in Rich. RENOVATING RICHMOND’S RECREATION March 2014 Renovating Richmond’s Recreation project created April 2015 Work on Hotchkiss Park September 2016 and Westover Park fields Dugouts completed at begins Blackwell Field. to oversee project man. a construc. seats which students retrofitted to use for nity through fun and versatile fundraising the field projects. Additionally. community campaign designed to provide The first phase of the Blackwell Field recreational opportunities for youth in the (pictured left) project involved replacing city of Richmond. infield work begins July 2015 Work at Bellemeade Field Work on Westover Park begins fields completed June 2016 September 2015 Work on Blackwell Field Work on Hotchkiss Park (pictured left) begins fields completed Above: New dugouts with benches installed at Blackwell Field @GOSQUIRRELS 35 . Flying Squirrels’ annual Turn Left Golf Clas- tion company. port from Flying Squirrels Charities. sic held each fall. Westover parks was completed in Sep- The initial focus of the franchise’s chari. Work began in April 2015 on two fields making it the sixth facility to receive sup- at both Hotchkiss and Westover parks. plete resurfacing of the infield. meade Field began in September 2016. through Flying Squirrels Charities is to part. the mission of Richmond International Raceway. nual Hot Stove Banquet benefit Flying Squir- In June 2015. a partnership with the Henrico Career & ner and connect the Flying Squirrels Technical Education. All proceeds from the Flying Squirrels’ an- ing benches and concrete flooring.


• “Boulevard to the Bay Series No. 11 red-lined pencil sketches in his notebook. 24 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 24 in the Marble always been one of my favorite things ever Hall at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. T-shirt design process. 3” – Sept. • “Grateful Dead-Themed Tie-Dye” – Aug. • “Salute to Flying Squirrels Charities” – April 21 “I wasn’t expecting all 11. since I was a little kid. the Augtoberfest it wasn’t just because of the free T-shirts. left. 2” – July 28 The mostly self-taught artist dove into the presented by Richmond Times-Dispatch creative process. presented by Bud Light The rest was up to Ullman. “It has an unveiling event Feb. the unveiled during the event. Vir.” do something.” Ullman said.” Ullman said. but it’s awe.” Ullman said. FREE SHIRT FRIDAYS R obert Ullman has always had an in October. early January to mid-February. Yacht Rock night. who has worked label. “How can you not love the tank top for ents such as Richmond Magazine. 1 Ullman and the Flying Squirrels took place presented by Captial One LEFT: Graphic artist Robert Ullman. too.” • “Boulevard to the Bay Series No. Boing Boing. DKPittsburghSports.” “Irish Heritage. “It’s more of a blank slate.” Ullman said. • “Cinco de Mayo” – May 5 some and I’m happy to do it. ing to be a lot of fun. “I love going to the ballpark and getting The aggressive timeline culminated in something for free. which was patterned after a beer The local graphic artist. and his daughter Evie unveil a T-shirt design at an event Feb. “You bug them and bug them until they let me can do something really fun. As a beer enthusiast.” presented by Mason-McDuffie Mortgage “Yacht Rock.” Ullman and his daughter Evie removed When the Flying Squirrels introduced their the red cloth covering the final design “Free Shirt Friday” promotion in 2015.S. especially “I decided I was going to bug them and having three of them” Ullman said. however. was one of Ullman’s favorites. the majority of the design work affinity for going to a baseball game occurred during a six-week span from and coming home with a souvenir.” HarperCollins. which initially started as • “Augtoberfest Brew Label” – Aug. design. the “That’s go- ginia Living. However. local and national publications and cli. as as a freelance illustrator for numerous was the Yacht Rock tank top design. concept caught Ullman’s attention. Richmond Flying Squirrels photo @GOSQUIRRELS 37 . 1” – June 2 “Nutzy and Nutasha. it was the Boulevard to the Army and the American Red Cross.” “Augtoberfest” and the • “Irish Heritage: Good Health” – June 23 popular “Boulevard to the Bay” series – • “Yacht Rock Tank Top” – July 14 and a few basic ideas. 18 While the first conversations between • “Boulevard to the Bay Series No. Bay series of which Ullman said he was wanted to be part of the team’s particularly fond. • “Nutzy and Nutasha Share a Coke” – May 19 The team provided Ullman with nine presented by Coca-Cola themes – among them “Cinco de Mayo. FREE SHIRT FRIDAYS Ullman’s persistence was rewarded this offseason when the Double-A franchise • “Richmond is for Baseball Lovers” – April 7 tabbed him to create all 11 of its Free Shirt presented by Capital One Friday designs for the 2017 season.

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2014 San Francisco Giants best 82 RBIs last season. 2013 San Francisco Giants Ehire Adrianza INF Sept. 3 T-shirt design by Robert Ullman MAJOR LEAGUE 2010 FLYING SQUIRRELS ALL-STARS PLAYER POS. who tallied a career. 2013 San Francisco Giants Brandon Belt. 5. 2011 Houston Astros 2015. 2016 Philadelphia Phillies 42 SQUIRRELSBASEBALL. 3. 8. ML DEBUT TEAM Darren Ford OF Sept. Ryan Lollis OF July 4. 2013 San Francisco Giants All-Star team by San Francisco Giants Roger Kieschnick OF July 31. 2011 FLYING SQUIRRELS Adam Duvall. who was traded by PLAYER POS. 2014 San Francisco Giants Chris Heston RHP Sept. Francisco Peguero OF Aug. In his first full Dan Otero RHP April 7. 25. 13. 27. 2. 2014 San Francisco Giants Brett Bochy RHP Sept. 2011 San Francisco Giants team last season. Chris Dominguez INF Sept. ML DEBUT TEAM Mike Kickham LHP May 28. 13. 3. 2013 San Francisco Giants Jake Dunning RHP June 16. 2012 Cleveland Indians All-Star selections when both were Tyler Graham OF Sept. 2014 Colorado Rockies first All. 2012 San Francisco Giants Duvall smashed 33 home runs and Ryan Verdugo LHP July 17. 2011 San Francisco Giants (pictured below) became the first Brandon Crawford INF May 27. 2010 San Francisco Giants Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik Brandon Belt INF March 31. 2014 San Francisco Giants Tommy Joseph C May 13.COM . 1. who also both won Gold Gloves last season. ROAD TO THE SHOW Boulevard to the Bay No. 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks named to the 2015 National League Nick Noonan INF April 3. 7. 3. 10. 27. 2013 San Francisco Giants Joining Duvall on the 2016 Heath Hembree RHP Sept. 2013 San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy. 2011 San Francisco Giants former Flying Squirrels to earn Thomas Neal OF Sept. It was the Jackson Williams C Aug.Star appearance for both players. 2012 San Francisco Giants Juan Perez OF June 9. 2012 Kansas City Royals drove in 103 runs. ML DEBUT TEAM the Giants to the Cincinnati Reds in Henry Sosa RHP Aug. 2013 San Francisco Giants NL All-Star squad was the Giants’ Johnny Monell C Sept. 2013 San Francisco Giants Gary Brown OF Sept. 2012 San Francisco Giants season in the major leagues. Charlie Culberson INF May 13. made his first career All-Star Eric Surkamp LHP Aug. 2015 San Francisco Giants 2012 FLYING SQUIRRELS PLAYER POS.

making two relief appearances. 2015 San Francisco Giants for the Flying Squirrels on a major Kelby Tomlinson INF Aug. 2014 San Francisco Giants On July 30. 2015 San Francisco Giants Joe Biagini RHP April 8. 1. 1. 7. 2016 San Francisco Giants appearance at The Diamond on Chris Stratton RHP May 30. ROAD TO THE SHOW Boulevard to the Bay No. 20. PLAYER POS. 2016 San Diego Padres @GOSQUIRRELS 43 . 3. scattered five hits over 2014 FLYING SQUIRRELS five scoreless innings to earn the victory over the Portland Sea Dogs. 2015. 3. Ty Blach LHP Sept. 2016 San Francisco Giants Kelvin Marte LHP Sept. right-hander Josh Osich became the first former Flying Squirrel to return to the team on major league 2015 FLYING SQUIRRELS rehab. 23. right-handed Andrew Susac C July 26. 2016 Minnesota Twins 3 2/3 innings. 2015 San Francisco Giants Vogelsong. 5. 2016 Toronto Blue Jays 2016 FLYING SQUIRRELS PLAYER POS. 27. Cody Hall RHP Sept. 1 T-shirt design by Robert Ullman 2013 FLYING SQUIRRELS MAJOR LEAGUE REHABS PLAYER POS. 2015 San Francisco Giants cisco Giants to appear in a game Josh Osich LHP July 3. ML DEBUT TEAM Mac Williamson OF Sept. made a rehab Steven Okert LHP April 19. 2013. ML DEBUT TEAM Matt Duffy INF Aug. ML DEBUT TEAM Jake Smith RHP Sept. allowing two runs in Adalberto Mejia LHP Aug. PLAYER POS. 2016 San Francisco Giants June 9. 2014 San Francisco Giants Matt Cain (pictured below). returning Derek Law RHP April 15. 2014 San Francisco Giants Adam Duvall INF June 26. 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates Last season. 2014 San Francisco Giants Former National League All-Star Hunter Strickland RHP Sept. ML DEBUT TEAM Joe Panik INF June 21. 2014 San Francisco Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong became Edwin Escobar LHP Aug. recovering from a broken hand. 2016 San Francisco Giants from an elbow injury. 2014 Boston Red Sox the first member of the San Fran- Jarrett Parker OF June 13. 3. 2015 San Francisco Giants league rehab assignment.

HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 180 lbs.LHP BATS-THROWS: Switch-Right BATS-THROWS: Left-Left HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 200 lbs. OPENING DAY AGE: 23 OPENING DAY AGE: 24 2016 TEAM: Richmond Flying Squirrels 2016 TEAM: Richmond Flying Squirrels OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 55/80 OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 45/80 2) CHRISTIAN ARROYO . OPENING DAY AGE: 21 OPENING DAY AGE: 22 2016 TEAM: San Jose Giants 2016 TEAM: Richmond Flying Squirrels OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 50/80 OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 45/80 8) JOAN GREGORIO . HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 175 lbs. OPENING DAY AGE: 23 OPENING DAY AGE: 22 2016 TEAM: Richmond Flying Squirrels 2016 TEAM: Salem-Keizer Volcanoes OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 50/80 OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 45/80 6) SANDRO FABIAN .OF 15) ARAMIS GARCIA .RHP 18) RODOLFO MARTINEZ .COM .J.OF 13) SAM COONROD .OF 16) C.RHP BATS-THROWS: Right-Right BATS-THROWS: Right-Right HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 200 lbs. OPENING DAY AGE: 25 OPENING DAY AGE: 24 2016 TEAM: Sacramento River Cats 2016 TEAM: San Jose Giants OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 45/80 OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 45/80 9) JORDAN JOHNSON .C BATS-THROWS: Right-Right BATS-THROWS: Right-Right HEIGHT: 6-1 WEIGHT: 180 lbs.RHP 10) ANDREW SUAREZ .LHP BATS-THROWS: Left-Right BATS-THROWS: Left-Left HEIGHT: 6-4 WEIGHT: 235 lbs. OPENING DAY AGE: 22 OPENING DAY AGE: 25 2016 TEAM: San Jose Giants 2016 TEAM: San Francisco Giants OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 50/80 OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 45/80 4) STEVEN DUGGAR . HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 205 lbs.17 1) TYLER BEEDE .1B 14) MATT KROOK . HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 200 lbs. HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 225 lbs.LHP BATS-THROWS: Right-Right BATS-THROWS: Left-Left HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 210 lbs. HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 175 lbs.COM PROSPECT RANKINGS As of 3. OPENING DAY AGE: 23 OPENING DAY AGE: 24 2016 TEAM: Richmond Flying Squirrels 2016 TEAM: Richmond Flying Squirrels OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 50/80 OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 45/80 5) CHRIS SHAW .15.RHP BATS-THROWS: Left-Right BATS-THROWS: Right-Right HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 195 lbs.RHP BATS-THROWS: Right-Right BATS-THROWS: Right-Right HEIGHT: 6-7 WEIGHT: 180 lbs.RHP 17) REYES MORONTA . MLB.INF 11) TY BLACH . HEIGHT: 6-4 WEIGHT: 195 lbs.LHP BATS-THROWS: Right-Right BATS-THROWS: Right-Left HEIGHT: 6-1 WEIGHT: 180 lbs.SS BATS-THROWS: Right-Right BATS-THROWS: Right-Right HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 190 lbs. OPENING DAY AGE: 19 OPENING DAY AGE: 24 2016 TEAM: AZL Giants 2016 TEAM: San Jose Giants OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 50/80 OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 45/80 7) HEATH QUINN . OPENING DAY AGE: 21 OPENING DAY AGE: 26 2016 TEAM: Richmond Flying Squirrels 2016 TEAM: Sacramento River Cats OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 55/80 OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 45/80 3) BRYAN REYNOLDS . HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 220 lbs.OF 12) STEVEN OKERT . HEIGHT: 6-3 WEIGHT: 210 lbs. HINOJOSA . OPENING DAY AGE: 23 OPENING DAY AGE: 23 2016 TEAM: San Jose Giants 2016 TEAM: Richmond Flying Squirrels OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 45/80 OVERALL SCOUTING GRADE: 45/80 44 SQUIRRELSBASEBALL.


Burnham was the recipient of the prestigious 2011 Minor League Broadcaster of the Year award issued by Ballpark Digest. He also joined his father Karl Ravech and John Kruk in the broadcast booth for parts of the Little League World Series coverage on ESPN.DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING Jay Burnham enters his fifth season in the Flying Squirrels broadcast booth and his 15th in MiLB. 46 SQUIRRELSBASEBALL.” SAM RAVECH . A native of Shelburne Falls.. Ravech was the lead play-by-play broadcaster for Pepperdine basketball and baseball all four years of college. The Connecticut native graduated from Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and media production. Mass.RADIO/TV BROADCASTER Sam Ravech enters his first year with the Flying Squirrels and his first as a professional broadcaster.COM . This past season he was also recognized by Baseball America as the “Minor’s Best Broadcasting Prospect. He also broadcasts William & Mary football as well as VCU and Longwood basketball. FLYING SQUIRRELS ON THE AIR JAY BURNHAM . a renowned industry publication.

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