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Staten Island ‘Direwolves’ to play Hudson Valley ‘Lannisters’ on Aug. 8

You have no idea how much I want to go see the Staten Island Yankees Direwolves play the Hudson Valley Renegades Lannisters on August 8.

In one of the best minor league promotions of the year, the Staten Island Yankees will hold “Meet George R.R. Martin Night,” giving fans a chance to meet the A Game of Thrones author who will be signing autographs for about an hour. The S.I. Yankees will be playing as the “Direwolves” that night, wearing special jerseys that will be auctioned off for charity. Their opponent, the Hudson Valley Renegades, will be playing as the Lannisters and will also be wearing special jerseys.

The first 2,500 fans will receive a Staten Island Direwolves cap, and fans will be able to see a real wolf from Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. There will undoubtedly be a bunch of other fun activities going on throughout the night too.

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Funko Mini King Joffrey (Funko, 2015)

Game of Thrones Season four came out on blu-ray and DVD this week. Taking a page from the comic book industry, HBO released a slew of retailer-exclusive versions. Want a tote bag? Go to Barnes & Noble. Need to show your allegiance to House Targaryen? Go to Best Buy.

But let’s be real – I’m blogging about Tiny Plastic People, so of course I went to WalMart for the Funko Mini King Joffrey figure.

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Morning reading: Matt Harvey, Archie Bradley & paying fines with pennies

  • Baseball season is now just nine days away, at least for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks. At Dodgers Blue Heaven, check out some photos showing the transformation of Sydney Cricket Ground into a baseball diamond for the two teams’ Opening Day series in Australia.
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And going off-topic for a couple of minutes, here’s a Vanity Fair video of some of the stars of HBO’s Game of Thrones offering their thoughts on which character should rule the Seven Kingdoms:

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Photos from Sunday’s Mets game

R.A. Dickey

I’m not sure if R.A. Dickey and Johan Santana were that good this weekend, or if the San Diego Padres lineup is that bad, but it certainly was fun to watch the New York Mets win a pair of shutouts.

With Sunday’s 2-0 victory, Dickey improves his record to 7-1 and lowered his ERA to 3.06. His 10 strikeouts give him 61 in 64.2 innings. Dickey is definitely making a case for consideration for the National League All-Star team.

More awesome than Dickey’s pitching is his choice of at-bat music. Sunday, he came up to bat to the theme from HBO’s Game of Thrones. It’s not really a conventional choice, but for him it definitely works.

I’ll keep this short since I’m heading out the door in a bit to go to today’s Mets vs. Phillies game. Hopefully Jonathon Niese can keep the winning streak going.

Click “Read more” to see some more photos from Sunday’s game. (The Banner Day pics are in their own post, which went up last night.)

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