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LocalSportsFan 04-01-07 04:26 PM

The 2007 San Antonio Missions Thread
 
The San Antonio Missions will open the 2007 season on the road April 5 against the Tulsa Drillers (Colorado Rockies Double-A affiliate) and their home opener on Thursday, April 12 against the same Drillers.

The 2007 season marks the first with the Missions new MLB affiliate, the 2006 NL West Division Champion San Diego Padres. Fans will notice big changes on the field Opening Night, as the Missions will return to a National League style of baseball without the designated hitter.

The most notable improvement that fans will recognize at Wolff Stadium next season will be a State of the Art LED video scoreboard. The LED video screen, estimated at 16 feet tall by 22 feet wide, will supply outstanding image clarity, true color reproduction and exceptional brightness, plus it will have full Instant Replay capabilities.

The other major improvement to the stadium will be the "Fiesta Deck", which is an ALL-INCLUSIVE entertainment area for groups to enjoy Missions Baseball. The multi-leveled deck will accommodate up to 200 people and provide an exclusive area for corporate partners and local community organizations.

Other renovations to Wolff Stadium will include, improved sound system, lighting system, new paint, repaired irrigation systems and renovated concession stands.

Season Tickets are on sale now for the 2007 season with some great seats still available. All packages include tickets to the H-E-B July 4th celebration with Robert Earl Keen. You can purchase season tickets, or get more information by contacting the Missions at 675-PARK (7275). Individual game tickets are on sale at the box office.

Highlights of the 2007 Schedule -

Opening Night Thursday, April 12 - Dollar Night
Friday, April 27 - The Zooperstars
Sunday, May 13 - First home game with Corpus Christi Hooks
Thursday, May 24 - Myron Noodleman and Dollar Night
Thursday, June 14 - San Diego Padres Giveaway and Dollar Night
Friday, June 22 - Security Service Federal Credit Union Used Car Night
Wednesday, July 4 - H-E-B July 4th Celebration with Robert Earl Keen
Friday, August 31 - Security Service Federal Credit Union Shirt Off Our Back Night

Get-R-Done Missions!!! :)

MomBear 04-01-07 04:31 PM

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/9707/181103vxw9.gif GO MISSIONS GO! http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/9707/181103vxw9.gif

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/9...seball2un8.gif

Jrod77 04-01-07 04:54 PM

I'm pretty excited! Baseball's back in San Antonio and we are going to have cool new things at the Wolff.

Here's to a great year with a championship!! :beer

MomBear 04-01-07 04:59 PM

I'll drink to that... :beer

Hairyhandedgent 04-01-07 08:09 PM

Minor League Baseball is great, such a kickback aptmosphere and usually a real bargain... The Padres have some talent in their farm system so the Missions may be pretty decent. If San Antonio ever hopes to have an MLB franchise they have to support the Missions.

VDeal 04-02-07 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phillyspurslover (Post 1065605)
while i would hope to see good crowds out there, i don't think that is sound logic.

minor league sports just can't possibly ever churn up the same interest a pro league would.

and lack of support for one is not indicitave of the other.

:word

LocalSportsFan 04-06-07 09:14 PM

San Antonio Missions @ Tulsa Drillers Series!
04/05/07 - 04/07/07

http://www.logoserver.com/baseball/S...Missions96.GIF @ http://www.logoserver.com/baseball/TulsaDrillers05c.GIF

Since the April 5th game was postponed due to snow in Tulsa, tonight the Missions and the Drillers have scheduled tonight as a double header.

Game 1 / April 6th
Missions - 7
Drillers - 4

MomBear 04-06-07 09:25 PM

SNOW?????? :yikes

Hopefully our season opener won't be postponed because of snow.... :laugh

Quote:

Opening Night Thursday, April 12 - Dollar Night
:beer :beer :beer :beer

Hairyhandedgent 04-06-07 09:26 PM

Thanks for the update LSF

Hairyhandedgent 04-06-07 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phillyspurslover (Post 1065605)
while i would hope to see good crowds out there, i don't think that is sound logic.

minor league sports just can't possibly ever churn up the same interest a pro league would.

and lack of support for one is not indicitave of the other.


All I know is that when Arizona got their franchise their support of AAA ball and Spring Training for decades was cited as a major reason we got a franchise. Competition is keen for MLB franchises. Look at Washington DC - Congress had to make overtures about revoking MLB's antitrust exemption before they got a franchise back. San Antonio doesn't have any such leverage. Do you think some civic minded individuals just decided to move the Chaparrals here from Dallas?? No. It was San Antonio's support of the Rockets when Houston played games in San Antonio in the seasons just prior to Dallas' relocation that turned heads . In fact attendance in SA was better than in Houston for the Rockets. Before that San Antonio was thought of as minor league city that would have 10,000 people turn out week in and week out for High School Football but could never support a major league franchise. I strongly feel that San Antonio has to support what they have If they hope to get anything else.

LocalSportsFan 04-07-07 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hairyhandedgent (Post 1068944)
Thanks for the update LSF

No problem. :wink

Game 2 / April 6th
Missions - 6
Drillers - 4

Missions swept the double header last night!! :rockon

MomBear 04-07-07 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1069059)
No problem. :wink

Game 2 / April 6th
Missions - 6
Drillers - 4

Missions swept the double header last night!! :rockon

Nice... :rockon

LocalSportsFan 04-08-07 09:37 AM

First with 3-0
 
Game 3 / April 7th
Missions - 3
Drillers - 2

With the series sweep, the Missions own first place in the South Standing with a 3-0 record.

South Division
  1. San Antonio 3-0
  2. Midland 2-0
  3. Frisco 2-1
  4. Corpus Christi 1-1

North Division
  1. Witchita 1-1
  2. Arkansas 1-2
  3. Springfield 0-2
  4. Tulsa 0-3

*NOTE: Records are unbalanced because some games were postponed due to weather.

Jrod77 04-08-07 10:12 AM

Awesome! I know that the Witchita and Corpus game was called off twice on back to back nights and just yesterday, they completed a double header of their own. I guess they'll game up game three in June at Witchita.

liquidsky 04-08-07 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phillyspurslover (Post 1065605)
while i would hope to see good crowds out there, i don't think that is sound logic.

minor league sports just can't possibly ever churn up the same interest a pro league would.

and lack of support for one is not indicitave of the other.

Obviously, minor league teams can't churn up the same interest as a pro team would. But, having high attendence at minor league game definitely would help SA chances of landing a pro team. Look at Round Rock which started off as a AA team just 7 years ago. After 4 years of just shattering AA as well as ALL minor attendence records, they seriously increased the number of seats at Dell diamond and received a AAA team.

I'm sure if this was the case in SA, everyone would be using the increase in attendence as a reason for getting and deserving a pro-team.

LocalSportsFan 04-08-07 10:21 AM

San Antonio @ Witchita
 
San Antonio Missions @ Witchita Wranglers 3 game Series!
04/08/07 - 04/10/07

http://www.logoserver.com/baseball/S...Missions96.GIF @ http://www.logoserver.com/baseball/W...ranglers96.GIF

Game 1: 04/08 @ Witchita 4pm
Game 2: 04/09 @ Witchita 7pm
Game 3: 04/10 @ Witchita 11am

Games can be heard on 680 KKYX AM with Roy and Stu.

LocalSportsFan 04-09-07 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1069538)
Game 1: 04/08 @ Witchita 4pm


Missions - 2
Wranglers - 7

:banghead

VDeal 04-09-07 11:50 AM

Can't go opening night, but I hope to go Friday night the 13th. :yikes

MomBear 04-09-07 12:21 PM

aww I was gonna ask you if you wanted to go... :cry

I'm sitting here at work separating the mission season tickets... with parking passes... :D

I'm saying... one for the clients... one for me... one for the clients ... two for me... :laugh

VDeal 04-09-07 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MomBear (Post 1069926)
aww I was gonna ask you if you wanted to go... :cry

I'm sitting here at work separating the mission season tickets... with parking passes... :D

I'm saying... one for the clients... one for me... one for the clients ... two for me... :laugh

Thanks Mom, wish I could go, but Thursday is out.

VDeal 04-09-07 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phillyspurslover (Post 1070197)
:up



i can't go friday, but let's definitely hit a game sometime.

Absolutely Philly, tell me when it's a good time for you.

LocalSportsFan 04-10-07 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1069538)
Game 2: 04/09 @ Witchita 7pm

Missions - 6
Wranglers - 2

:rockon

Jrod77 04-10-07 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1069538)
Game 3: 04/10 @ Witchita 11am

Missions - 8
Wranglers - 13

LocalSportsFan 04-11-07 10:23 AM

04/11/07: Off Day

Standings so far.....

TEX North
  1. Wichita 3-2
  2. Tulsa 3-3
  3. Springfield 2-3
  4. Arkansas 2-4

TEX South
  1. Midland 4-1
  2. San Antonio 4-2
  3. Frisco 3-3
  4. Corpus Christi 1-4

Remember, tomorrow night is opening night in San Antonio!

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/i...9/sohV5NDA.jpg

elchiv 04-11-07 10:38 AM

San Antonio has a baseball team?

MomBear 04-11-07 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elchiv (Post 1071156)
San Antonio has a baseball team?

:smack

LocalSportsFan 04-12-07 10:34 AM

Tulsa Series
 
Tulsa Drillers @ San Antonio Missions 3 game Series!
04/12/07 - 04/14/07

http://www.logoserver.com/baseball/TulsaDrillers05b.GIF @ http://www.logoserver.com/baseball/S...Missions96.GIF

Game 1: 04/12 @ San Antonio 7pm (Opening Night / Magnet Night / $1 Night)
Game 2: 04/13 @ San Antonio 7pm ($50,000 Friday's)
Game 3: 04/14 @ San Antonio 7pm (Fireworks Night)

TIX:
  • Lower Box: $9
  • Upper Box: $8
  • Upper Reserved: $7
  • Outfield Reserved: $6


GO MISSIONS!!

http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com//...8/ocO49M9r.jpg

TexasPandaMama 04-13-07 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by liquidsky (Post 1069537)
Obviously, minor league teams can't churn up the same interest as a pro team would. But, having high attendence at minor league game definitely would help SA chances of landing a pro team. Look at Round Rock which started off as a AA team just 7 years ago. After 4 years of just shattering AA as well as ALL minor attendence records, they seriously increased the number of seats at Dell diamond and received a AAA team.

I'm sure if this was the case in SA, everyone would be using the increase in attendence as a reason for getting and deserving a pro-team.

I think that the support for the Express has a lot to do with the farming of a major league Texas team. The Missions would recieve more support if they were the minor for the Rangers.

LocalSportsFan 04-13-07 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1071783)
Game 1: 04/12 @ San Antonio 7pm (Opening Night / Magnet Night / $1 Night)

Drillers: 0
Missions: 2

att. 6,579

Jrod77 04-13-07 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1072404)
Drillers: 0
Missions: 2

att. 6,579

It was a great outing for not only the Missions but all 6,579 fans that attended. We're going tonight again!

LocalSportsFan 04-14-07 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1071783)
Game 2: 04/13 @ San Antonio 7pm ($50,000 Friday's)



Drillers - 6
Missions - 3

att. 4,665

Jrod77 04-14-07 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1071783)
[Game 3: 04/14 @ San Antonio 7pm (Fireworks Night)

Drillers - 3
Missions - 10

:bounce

Hairyhandedgent 04-15-07 12:00 AM

TEX North (
Club W L PCT GB Home Away L 10 Streak
Wichita 5 4 .556 - 3-2 2-2 5-4 L2
Tulsa 4 5 .444 1.0 3-3 1-2 4-5 L1
Arkansas 3 5 .375 1.5 1-1 2-4 3-5 W1
Springfield 2 4 .333 1.5 0-1 2-3 2-4 L1



TEX South
Club W L PCT GB Home Away L 10 Streak
Midland 5 1 .833 - 4-1 1-0 5-1 W2
San Antonio 6 3 .667 0.5 2-1 4-2 6-3 W1
Frisco 4 4 .500 2.0 3-3 1-1 4-4 L1
Corpus Christi 3 6 .333 3.5 2-2 1-4 3-6 W2

Link

LocalSportsFan 04-15-07 11:05 AM

Wichita Series
 
Wichita Wranglers @ San Antonio Missions 3 game Series!
04/15/07-04/17/07

http://www.logoserver.com/baseball/W...ranglers96.GIF @ http://www.logoserver.com/baseball/S...Missions96.GIF

Game 1: 4/15 vs Wichita 4pm (Benadryl Night)
Game 2: 4/16 vs Wichita 7pm (Family Night)
Game 3: 4/17 vs Wichita 7pm

Jrod77 04-15-07 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1073353)
Game 1: 4/15 vs Wichita 4pm (Benadryl Night)

Better make that 7-3.

Wranglers - 2
Missions - 5

:clap

Att: 2,531

LocalSportsFan 04-16-07 06:05 PM

TL Pitcher of the Week!!
 
Thompson Named TL Pitcher of the Week

Sean Thompson was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week on Monday by Texas League President Tom Kayser. Sean was 2-0 for the week with a 0.75 ERA and 10 K's in tweleve innings of work for the San Antonio Missions.

Way to go Thompson! :rockon

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/i...6/9PDOMqNl.jpg

VDeal 04-16-07 06:17 PM

Does anyone else besides me think that Wolff Stadium doesn't really look that much different other than the new scoreboard? The lights might look a little brighter also, but that's all I really noticed.

VDeal 04-16-07 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by phillyspurslover (Post 1074608)
i asked dizz and he said the same thing, but i thought it was a decent stadium.

they need more beer lines, though.

They have always been woefully lacking. :D

MomBear 04-16-07 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1074578)
Thompson Named TL Pitcher of the Week

Sean Thompson was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week on Monday by Texas League President Tom Kayser. Sean was 2-0 for the week with a 0.75 ERA and 10 K's in tweleve innings of work for the San Antonio Missions.

Way to go Thompson! :rockon

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/i...6/9PDOMqNl.jpg

:clap awesome :hat

LocalSportsFan 04-16-07 09:57 PM

The Missions wanted to take care of the much needed things for the park first. Everything else will come but a new scoreboard, new lights, and sound were much needed. It will take some time.

Quote:

Game 2: 4/16 vs Wichita 7pm (Family Night)
The Missions improve their record to 8-3 tonight!

Wranglers - 1
Missions - 6

att: 1,926

spursfan9905 04-17-07 12:12 AM

i went to the game on opening night to take some photo action shots. the new scoreboard is defintely a upgrade and a needed one. it seemed to work well. there was defintely adjustments that were needed.

LocalSportsFan 04-18-07 08:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1073353)
Game 3: 4/17 vs Wichita 7pm

Wranglers - 4
Missions - 0

att: 2,061

-------------------------------------------------

04/18/07: off day

TL Standings:

TEX North
  1. Tulsa 6-6
  2. Wichita 6-6
  3. Arkansas 4-8
  4. Springfield 2-7

TEX South
  1. Midland 7-2
  2. Frisco 8-4
  3. San Antonio 8-4
  4. Corpus Christi 4-8

Jrod77 04-19-07 10:41 AM

With only 12 games played, I think the Missions are strong enough to bounce back. The next series with Midland would be a nice test for them.

LocalSportsFan 04-19-07 10:43 AM

Midland Road Series
 
San Antonio Missions @ Midland RockHounds 4 game Series!
04/19/07-04/22/07

http://www.logoserver.com/baseball/S...Missions96.GIF @ http://www.logoserver.com/baseball/M...kHounds05c.GIF

Game 1: 04/19 @ Midland 6:30pm
Game 2: 04/20 @ Midland 6:30pm
Game 3: 04/21 @ Midland 6:30pm
Game 4: 04/22 @ Midland 4pm

Catch all the games live on 680 AM KKYX with Roy & Stu!

Jrod77 04-20-07 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1077272)
Game 1: 04/19 @ Midland 6:30pm

Missions - 4
Rock Hounds - 10

LocalSportsFan 04-20-07 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1077272)
Game 2: 04/20 @ Midland 6:30pm

Missions - 1
RockHounds - 2

Better outing by the Missions.

LocalSportsFan 04-22-07 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1077272)
[Game 3: 04/21 @ Midland 6:30pm

Missions - 3
RockHounds - 1

Jrod77 04-22-07 07:17 PM

Missions split series!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LocalSportsFan (Post 1077272)
Game 4: 04/22 @ Midland 4pm

Missions - 9
Rock Hounds - 8

This game went back and forth. http://www.ahlboards.com/forum/image.../irnamkcup.gif

LocalSportsFan 04-22-07 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jrod77 (Post 1079419)
Missions - 9
Rock Hounds - 8

This game went back and forth. http://www.ahlboards.com/forum/image.../irnamkcup.gif

It sure was a nail biter. Midland scored the 8th run in the bottom of the 9th and had runners on the corners with two outs when they grounded out to end the game.

Corpus defeated Frisco 14-11 today so:


TEX South
  1. Midland 9-4
  2. Frisco 10-6
  3. San Antonio 10-6
  4. Corpus Christi 6-10

Tomorrow night the Missions come back home for a four game series against the Frisco RoughRiders. Mildand will take on Coprus Christi.

Jrod77 04-23-07 10:40 AM

I'm really happy that the Missions came out of Midland with a split. The first two games looked as if the Missions weren't for real but they are and hopefully they will do well agianst Frisco.


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