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Spinners to Host "Bobby Valentine's Day" July 14
Team to Host Valentine's Day in July, saluting Red Sox manager
02/14/2012 4:55 PM ET
 
LOWELL, MA - The Lowell Spinners, Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are bringing Valentine's Day to July when they host "Bobby Valentine's Day," Saturday, July 14 at LeLacheur Park when they take on the Staten Island Yankees.

The day will honor the first year skipper of the Red Sox with a day of tributes to the manager and the traditional "Valentine's Day."

"When the Red Sox introduced Bobby Valentine as their new manager this promotion was a no-brainer," said Spinners Vice President Jon Goode. "When we broached the idea with Bobby at the Winter Meetings, he threw his support behind it and we started the planning process."

The results of the early stages of planning have produced a great foundation for the promotion. The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a pink Bobby Valentine's Day Spinners' baseball. Fans who do not receive a baseball will be rewarded with Valentine's candies and cards so no fan is left lonely on Bobby Valentine's Day.

The concourse will feature a Valentine's card swap area, with Valentine's available for younger fans to give to each other, leave for their favorite Spinners players or, of course, leave for Bobby Valentine. The area will also have an abundance of Valentine's Day favorites, including Hershey's Kisses and NECCO Hearts.

Outside of Valentine's Day, the Spinners will also salute Bobby Valentine by exploring some of their favorite Bobby V-isms. The concession stand will feature wrap sandwiches, in honor of their inventor, and the team will celebrate Bobby's fabulous ballroom dancing moves, with a between innings dancing contest.

"In addition to honoring Bobby Valentine, we are hoping to provide an amnesty day of sorts for our forgetful fans," said Goode. "If you forget your sweetheart February 14, don't wait a year to make it-up to them. Do it on Bobby Valentine's Day at the Spinners!"

This isn't the first play on words to come through LeLacheur Park, as the team became the "Mike Lowell Spinners" for three consecutive seasons to honor the former Red Sox third baseman.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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