Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on August 28, 1997 · Page 129
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 129

Phoenix, Arizona
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Thursday, August 28, 1997
Page 129
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-t the Rep " 'August 28, 1997 ' The Ari7nna Republic fT Firebirds expect fans to have ball cn historic night By Thomas Ropp The Arizona Republic Something is going to happen to Phoenix Firebirds mascot Phineas T. Firebird this evening. But the Firebirds' front office won't say what. . "We can only say it will be good, wholesome family entertainment like always," said George King, Firebirds director of media relations. Tonight is the Firebirds' final regular season game. After the playoffs, the team will conclude a 39-year run and the distinction as being the oldest professional sports franchise in the state. King said tonight's game will be even more family-oriented than usual. In addition to the mysterious goings-on with Phineas T. Firebird, there also will be several former Firebirds greats on hand such as Guy Su-larz to sign autographs and talk Firebirds nostalgia. A special ceremony before the game will "pass the torch" from the Firebirds organization to the Arizona Diamondbacks and their new reign. "We also have a fireworks extravaganza planned after the game," said Andy Taylor, Firebirds assistant director of media relations. "We're going to light up the sky big time." Kids also will be eligible to participate in wacky Firebirds games like "running the bases," "izzy dizzy bat contest" and "tackle the taco." "We'll also be selling our Firebirds nostalgia items like retro caps Your Memorial Connection to All Charities A special vMy to honor the memory of a special life. Make memorial gift to the charity of your choice. Total gift goes directly to the charity. Family notification within 48 hours. Payment by credit card. (AmEVuMC) - I'BOO caix" - ( 1 ..oo-. . 14.50 a added to four gift amount to cow the cc( J AMmQiN of th non-profit lervke. 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"A piece of Americana will vanish from Phoenix after .this final Firebirds game." Longtime Firebirds Booster Bill . Martin said he is saddened by the end of minor league baseball in Phoenix. "Not to knock the Diamondbacks, but minor league baseball has always been more family oriented," Martin said. "Everything is less expensive and you get closer to the players. After tonight, there will be a major gap in family oriented sports entertainment in the Valley." Appropriately, the Firebirds' final regular season opponent will be the in-state rival Tucson Toros. For purposes of nostalgia, tonight's final game will be played at Phoenix Municipal Stadium and not Scotts-dale Stadium, where the'Firebirds usually play their home games. 51" .".(..r.i. : I W I'M I II H Z525 N. ScotiSuaiB na. (Between Thomas McDowell) FrL, Sat & Sun., Aug. 29th, 30th & 31st ChairTable Massage Holistic Healing VJI40-1 esa 1 Ai . . - I :. : A ' ' ' Phineas T. Firebird enjoys kidding around. 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