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The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words, but can a series of tweets of 140 characters also tell a story? We think so! We used fan’s tweets to retell the story of how the Dash lost their home opener against the Carolina Mudcats 9-7 in front of 6,963 spectators.
— Brian Formica (@BrianFormica) April 12, 2013
Home opener today lets get it!!!!!!
— Courtney Hawkins (@CHawkins10) April 12, 2013
Opening night for the @wsdashbaseball. Blessed to have professional baseball & a beautiful ballpark in my hometown.
— Jonathan (@The_LuckiestMan) April 12, 2013
During the game:
Kevan Smith hit his 1st HR of the season for High A Winston Salem #WhiteSox
— Minor League Scoop (@MILBScoop) April 13, 2013
— Kelly R (@KellyofNC) April 13, 2013
Courtney Hawkins hits a homerun every game.That guy is a beast.
— Alexa Scimone (@alexascimone) April 13, 2013
Courtney Hawkins is officially HOT for Winston Salem right now. Belted his 3rd HR of the season tonight #WhiteSox
— Minor League Scoop (@MILBScoop) April 13, 2013
The @carolinamudcats carry a 4-3 lead to the 4th in Winston-Salem. The Dash have scored on a pair of home runs so far.
— Darren Headrick (@Darren_Headrick) April 13, 2013
— staci saleeby (@staeshee) April 13, 2013
— Ken McDowell (@morpheusxp) April 13, 2013
— Redeemer School (@RedeemerGoRams) April 13, 2013
Despite a tremendous crowd of 6,963 at BB&T Ballpark, the Dash drop their home opener to Carolina 9-7. Back at it Saturday at 7 p.m.
— Winston-Salem Dash (@WSDashBaseball) April 13, 2013
driving towards downtown Winston, watching fireworks from the baseball field, and blasting dubstep hahahaha this is wild
— Tyler Osborne (@_TylerOsborne_) April 13, 2013
— Jon (@Lucas8429) April 13, 2013
— Winston-SalemJournal (@JournalNow) April 13, 2013
Thanks to all the great fans who came out to pack BB&T Ballpark last night! Game two of the series is tonight at 7. Watch us live on My 48 or listen to us at wsdash.com/broadcast starting at 6:45 p.m.
-Erika and Curt
Two Dash All-Stars are very thankful for this weekend, thanks to Notre Dame. Outfielders Michael Earley and Brady Shoemaker are big Fighting Irish fans, and Notre Dame clinched a spot in the BCS National Championship Game Saturday night with a 22-13 win over USC.
The Irish have not played for a national title since the 1989 Fiesta Bowl, when Shoemaker was one year old and Earley was nine months old. They were understandably excited Saturday night:
Have waited every Saturday during college football my whole life for ND to be in this situation! #biggestfan
— brady shoemaker (@this_is_BS21) November 25, 2012
Have some! ND, booking hotel now! #miami
— Michael Earley (@MoneyMikeEarley) November 25, 2012
The Irish will likely be underdogs when they play either Alabama or Georgia in the title game January 7, but both Earley and Shoemaker will be believers. Notre Dame is one of the marquee programs in college football, so it is great to see the Irish return to the national title game.
In another Dash-football connection, 2012 Dash trainer Cory Barton attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his Crimson Hawks will square off with Winston-Salem State in the quarterfinals of the Division II football playoffs. IUP held on for a dramatic 17-14 win over New Haven this weekend, while WSSU rolled Shippensburg 37-14 to advance to this week’s “Barton Bowl.”
Did your football team win this weekend? Let us know in the comments.
First off, my apologies for the lack of writing over the weekend. With a trip to Myrtle Beach combined with a Sunday off day along with my better half being in town, I did not get around to a post over the last two days.
To make up for it, I will once again share with you some of our most popular posts over the last month. Thanks, as always, for reading and supporting the Dash and this blog.
Secondly, we will be using some of our features from past PlayBall! programs here on the blog. If you missed them in the magazine, you’ll have a chance to check them out here.
Finally, since this week’s trip to Zebulon marks our first “last trip” of the year to a stadium, I’ll have a new ballpark feature starting with Carolina’s Five County Stadium sometime this week.
Without further ado, here are some of our most popular posts lately:
July 12: The quirkiest stat of the year, easily (“Left Never Felt So Right“)
July 9: The best game of the year, arguably (“More On Sunday’s Stunning Slugfest“)
July 7: The craziest trip of the summer, undoubtedly (“120 Minor League Stadiums – One Summer“)
July 3: A chat with the fastest man in minor league baseball (“Run, Billy, Run“)
June 24: Predicting home runs became a bit easier last month (“Predicting Trayce Thompson’s Home Runs“)
June 23: Lunch with a Hall of Famer? Sure… (“Eating Lunch With Rollie Fingers“)
June 20: My favorite recent piece–Winston-Salem’s All-Star tale (“You Tell The All-Star Game Story“)
June 16: You know the Dash clinched the first-half division title. Here’s how they did it. (“How The Dash Got Here“)
It was an honor to be a part of the 2012 California-Carolina League All-Star Game last night. Almost 7,000 fans packed BB&T Ballpark to watch Winston-Salem outfielder Brady Shoemaker (and his father) win the home run derby and the Carolina League snap a three-game losing streak with a 9-1 win.
A box score and a recap can tell the story, but so can our fans. Here is how the All-Star Game looked from your eyes.
@SJGiants: Day 2 of @WSDashBaseball #ASGWS has started (picture below)
@bzblfan: @WSDashBaseball @BBandT_Ballpark Looking forward to being there tonight! #ASGWS
@BJett24: Good luck to my boy Shoemaker and @WSDashBaseball in the all star game. Nobody deserves it more. Wish I could be there.
@HatchOfficeHR: All of us #hatchpeeps look like penguins with our matching game day tees, amped up 4 @WSDashBaseball
@C_Bass419: Big shout out to #Shoe #Heidi and @MoneyMikeEarley in tonight’s All Star game. @WSDashBaseball
@ChrisTerzigni: Ready for the #ASGWS tonight @BBandT_Ballpark and to cheer on the 3 players and the coaches of the @WSDashBaseball… oh, and the #DashPack!
@SJGiants: The fans listening to Hall of Famer @Johnny_Bench5 at the @WSDashBaseball #ASGWS Luncheon (picture below)
@FAGAN_B89: All-Star game Tonight at BB&T Ballpark @WSDashBaseball it’s going to be #AWESOME!!!!!
@djhekyeh: See all y’all tonight @WSDashBaseball #ASGWS
@wschamber: Great to hear and welcome @Johnny_Bench5 & the All-Star players to Winston-Salem today. Looking forward to tonight’s game!
@LisaRedding: heading downtown with friends for the @WSDashBaseball all star game and festivities!
@ParkEffects: First pitch not for another 90 minutes, but I think Billy Hamilton just stole two bases.
@djhekyeh: Just caught a home run ball @WSDashBaseball #ASGWS #WSNC (picture below)
@littlefawn94: @WSDashBaseball Let’s go Shooooooemaker!! We got faith in ya!
@JStrizzy18: @WSDashBaseball’s own Brady Shoemaker wins the HR Derby #ASGWS
@maggiemay1991: @WSDashBaseball Congrats Brady!!
@littlefawn94: @WSDashBaseball Way to go #21!! We knew you could do it!!!
@CWSeagraves: Brady Shoemaker of the @WSDashBaseball wins the Home Run Derby!! (picture below)
@Intimidators: Congrats to a 2011 Intimidator and 2012 CL All-Star! RT “@WSDashBaseball: Winston-Salem’s Brady Shoemaker wins 2012 Home Run Derby. #ASGWS”
@bzblfan: And the colors and anthem! #ASGWS (picture below)
@bzblfan: That’s Hamilton after SB number 1! #ASGWS (picture below)
@Chevy14Man: Nights like these remind me why I’m happy to call Winston-Salem home. What an honor to witness this All-Star Game! @WSDashBaseball #ASGWS
@DPFINGST_16: Watching the #ASGWS on tv #awesome #carleague
@kjgarau: Carolina League v. California League in the All-Star game in little ol’ Winston-Salem. #ASGWS (picture below)
@LisaRedding: @WSDashBaseball multiple mascots doing Thriller on the field….made my night!!! lol hilarious
@RParmele3: All mascot version of Thriller @BBandT_Ballpark. Well done Bolt and @WSDashBaseball entertainment!
@CWSeagraves: Fireworks @WSDashBaseball All Star game!! (picture below)
@JB_Ricks: Carolina All Stars defeats the Cali. All Stars 9-1 ending a 3-gm losing streak. @WSDashBaseball did an awesome job hosting all day & night.
@Chevy14Man: I know that we’re technically supposed to wait another 18 years to host again…hoping it doesn’t take that long. @WSDashBaseball #ASGWS
@dwspguy: @WSDashBaseball Great win by the Carolina League All-Stars!
@MrBillsProducti: @WSDashBaseball & @MrBillsProducti are at @ziggysnc tearing it down with @rebirthband!!!!!!!! #asgws
@jcbobbitt: Thanks for a great night @WSDashBaseball. Now on to the second half! #godash
@nshoemaker11: #homerunderbychamp Brady shoemaker @WSDashBaseball @whitesox4321 @FutureSox
@bzblfan: Amazing job by all @WSDashBaseball for a memorable nite. Your hard work showed & represented our region proudly. #ASGWS
@PostMarkInc: @catscall @WSDashBaseball Great job on the All Star Game and all of activities around it! Made #Winston-Salem look good!
@BiddixDoris: @WSDashBaseball Congratulations on the big win last night to the Carolina League All-Stars! Way to go guys!! #ASGWS
@djhekyeh: #ASGWS #wsnc (Picture below)
@AnitaMendoza10: @WSDashBaseball Great time last night! From the food upstairs&our server in Sect 201,to the entertainment,music and fireworks. Awesome job.
@JenBorowski34: Thank you @WSDashBaseball! Everything was amazing! #asgws
@Bernardbeazy8: @WSDashBaseball great game last night and the home run derby too can’t wait for the all-star game to come back to Winston-Salem
We can’t wait to bring the All-Star Game back to Winston-Salem, either. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.
In Winston-Salem’s 3-0 win over Carolina last night, a crowd of 6,963 fans filled BB&T Ballpark. It was the largest crowd of the season and the 12th-largest in BB&T Ballpark history. The atmosphere was tremendous, and the Dash used it to push their division lead to two-and-a-half games.
During the game, our twitter feed was going crazy with support from our fans. Here are some of those tweets from the last two games, both featuring tremendous crowds and important wins.
@DPFINGST_16: Perfect night for @WSDashBaseball with @madikirkman (Photo below)
@MarciaByerly: @WSDashBaseball we’re watching on TV for first time and loving it but enjoy being there even more!
@NanaLili3507: Watching @WSDashBaseball on My 48!!!! Go Dash!!!
@maggiemay1991: Come on @WSDashBaseball let’s win this game, please!
@firststreet: Spending Friday night on the party deck with @WSDashBaseball …I love this place!
@TOPolk: I just got a shoutout from the commentators doing the @WSDashBaseball! Won’t lie, that totally made my night.
@FriarTuck00: Celebrating Graham’s 10th birthday at the @WSDashBaseball! (Photo below)
@CostnerMarie: Wouldn’t want to be anywhere else other than at the @WSDashBaseball game on this beautiful Friday night
@cwbunting: Turned out to be a great night @WSDashBaseball! Very nice out & fireworks later!
@JStrizzy18: My tweet was just on the @WSDashBaseball LED board. My life is now complete.
@AreSDubya: Watching @WSDashBaseball on #My48 tonight, hope to see more games on TV when I’m unable to attend. GO DASH!
@DPFINGST_16: Always a great night with the @WSDashBaseball on fireworks friday! Special shout out to lefty from the dash pack! #RallyHats @madikirkman
@CorrieLE: Krispy Kreme donuts + @WSDashBaseball game = #winning! (Photo below)
@Boysfanforever: @WSDashBaseball Tyvm… Made it to the game… Right behind the home dugout… Had a BLAST… This was my 2nd game and I LOVED IT. #GODASH
@twilitencowboys: @WSDashBaseball Just have to say that I love Dash and I love JJ and Sarah! They are amazing! Oh and I can’t forget Bolt!
@crboesch: @WSDashBaseball Here is to the very nice staff that make a Dash baseball game so enjoyable! Thank You and GO DASH!
@NarleyNate: Will we see Dan Black’s SWEET mullet tonight at the game? Keep your eyes peeled. @WSDashBaseball #sweetmullet
@mcneil_13: @WSDashBaseball from center field (Photo below)
@JStrizzy18: Nothing better on a Saturday night than a @WSDashBaseball game!
@CorrieLE: Watching the @WSDashBaseball play on this beautiful evening in #NC! #WSDash #baseball (Photo below)
@WFdeaconZM49: Nice night for a good Ol’ Dash Game, shoutout to Daniel Wagner from Kannapolis @WSDashBaseball
@beinquirky: @WSDashBaseball 3 outs! #BottomOfTheFourth (Photo below)
@jrbassitt: How does the Dash Bullpen spell relief? P. E. T. R. I. C. K. A.
@maggiemay1991: @WSDashBaseball got the win! Way to go Dash!! 33-21! 1st Place! love these boys!
@RealMarkJames: Ballgame over! @WSDashBaseball Wins! 3-0 over the Carolina Mudcats. Great game.
Thanks to everyone who attended, listened, watched, and tweeted. It was a fun two days, and the Dash look to continue their great play today at 2 p.m. Talk to you at 1:45 on the Pre-Game Dash.
Individual tickets have yet to go on sale for the All-Star Game, but we wanted to give our fans a chance to win their way to the first Midsummer Classic at BB&T Ballpark.
Here’s how to win: simply tweet why you love the Dash, and put our handle (@WSDashBaseball) at the END of the tweet. You only get one tweet, and you have to tweet to us by this Friday at 6 p.m.
We will choose our favorite tweet, and that person will win two tickets to the All-Star Game, along with a Dash prize pack. The winner will be announced early next week.
So, you have 124 characters to tell us why you love the Dash. That love could lead to your spot inside BB&T Ballpark for the All-Star Game. Good luck!
EDIT: Thanks to reader and tweeter John for pointing out that I forgot one. Dash infielder Dan Wagner is available at @danwag06. So we are up to 10 Dash players on Twitter.
The Dash have played really well over the last seven days. They have won a season-high seven in a row. So, Dash players deserve a reward, right?
Here is your chance to help. The Dash are all over the Twitter world. Here are the ones I could find:
Chris Bassitt (@C_Bass419): He may be the most active Dash player on Twitter. From tweets about the Dash, minor league travel and his favorite sports team, Chris is a Twitter machine.
Kyle Bellamy (@KyleBellamy_U): His picture is worth the click and follow alone. Check it out.
Nick Ciolli (@nciolli20): Nick is a big fan of the <<< or >>> fad.
Michael Earley (@MoneyMikeEarley): If you want to see what the Dash are playing for this season, check out Mike’s twitter picture.
Stephen McCray (@mccrazy44): The newest member of the Dash roster may have the best handle on the club.
Nick McCully (@NMcCully): He’s been in nine states over the last two and a half years. If anything, he probably has good packing advice.
Jake Oester (@oester16): The guy likes fishing. His picture proves it.
Jake Petricka (@jacobpetricka): He doesn’t tweet much, but they are almost always baseball-related posts. That’s enough for me.
Brady Shoemaker (@whitesox4321): Brady has never tweeted before, and he doesn’t follow anyone. Still, he has 15 followers. That’s making something out of nothing.
Let me know if I missed anyone, and be sure to give these guys a follow. By the way, the Dash’s Twitter account is approaching 3,000 followers. Be sure to give us a follow. We will do another fun Twitter post later this week! Talk to you tonight at 6:50 on wsdash.com for the Dash and the P-Nats.
What a night at BB&T Ballpark yesterday. The Dash earned a 1-0 win over Carolina in the home opener. We had a great outpouring of support both at the stadium (6,854 fans in attendance!) and on Twitter. Here is the story of the home opener, as told by our tremendous fans:
@mrgomez81: Opening Day for @WSDashBaseball tonight! Looking forward to a great 2012 season @BBandT_Ballpark !!
@RParmele3: Opening day for @WSDashBaseball at BB&T Ballpark #godash #openingday
@CarolinePBlair: #News14Carolina representing @WSDashBaseball home opener. Be here 2nite game starts at 7pm @news14triad (pic below)
@maggiemay1991: Ok @whitesox won their home opener now @WSDashBaseball needs to win their game! Go Dash! Go # 29!
@NewsGodess: Triad Tweeps, get off the couch and go see the @wsdashbaseball home opener. And join @brianformica for highlights at 11p on @digtriad #wfmy
@rynrrck: .@wsdashbaseball pregame! — Drinking a Bourbon Barrel Aged India Brown by @FoothillsPub at @foothillsbrew
During the game:
@maggiemay1991: Sounds like @wsdashbaseball opening day is a lot of fun. why do I have to be in MI?
@amanda427: Time for some @wsdashbaseball (pic below)
@Bernardbeazy8: @WSDashBaseball Let Go Dash hello from bernard at game home opening game let get some run
@rynrrck: Great seats for the @wsdashbaseball season with @lincoln_blogs! #wsnc (pic below)
@JB_Ricks: At @WSDashBaseball Opening Night and the Mudcats Pitcher Mike Rayle just had his no-hitter broken up in the 5th. #MinorLeague
@rynrrck: .@2ButterKnives the guy seated with the kid in section 106 (me) thanks you for the slingshot t-shirt!
@maggiemay1991: Nice hit Black! @wsdashbaseball finally scored! #happytweet
@CeeBeeGee1: go Big Black Bear!
@rynrrck: The Dash scored to go up 1-0. Hooray! (pic below)
@Bernardbeazy8: Let go Dash we need to get this win tonight for opening night at BB&T Ballpark Let go Dash (pic below)
@JB_Ricks: I must admit that the @WSDashBaseball is very entertaining between innings. Their mascot ‘Bolt’ and his crew just rocked out to ‘Thriller’!
@rynrrck: Good game & great time @WSDashBaseball. Exciting 1-0 win! It’s going to be a good summer in #wsnc!
@jamiepruitt: A wonderful night of @WSDashBaseball with my son!
@kennybeckwxii: Nice win, and great game for the Big Black Bear.
Thanks to everyone who made last night an awesome one. Game two of the home season is tonight at 7. We will talk to you either at the ballpark or on wsdash.com at 6:45. Go Dash!