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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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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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Not remotely baseball-related video that made me laugh

I’m not sure why I’m posting this, since it’s not remotely baseball-related.

But the whole concept of transplanting Game of Thrones characters into a high school setting made me laugh when I saw it, so here you are.