Hello Pickles Fans! If you haven’t been keeping up with Dillion and his travel plans, we are here to update you! On August 21st at our beautiful home field, Walker Stadium, we held baseball tryouts to our Portland community. Open to all ages ranging between 14 to 52. The tryouts were held to pick a lucky and talented winner to be a Pickle for a day but wait there’s more to the prize! The winner gets to be a Pickle for a day, but not just anywhere, in Mazatlan Mexico playing against the Venados Baseball organization! One lucky player, Mark Triolo, won a free trip to Mexico and gets to go to battle with Dillion and the Portland Pickles on Wednesday, October 9th.
The West Coast league was invited by the Venados organization to play an “All Star” game against the Mexico Pacific league, “LMP,” for a preseason game coming soon. The invitation was a part of our new friendship/partnership with the Venados starting back in June with our Mazatlan Venados night. At first, the Venados and the Pickles may have seemed like unlikely baseball friends, due to distance and their different level of play in their countries. Our friendship though, only became stronger as our excitement continued to grow and as more fans came to support on the night of tryouts. This will be the first time a combined group of USA and Canadian players play against an “LMP” professional baseball team. We even received a letter from the Venados Baseball commissioner addressing his enthusiasm for Dillion and The Pickles arrival soon.
The Venados have a similar agenda as the Pickles when it comes to baseball. The Venados also deeply care about their fans and their overall experience when coming to one of their games. They are all about keeping things fun, electrifying, but still very competitive. Both organizations are a fire fueled and energetic set of players guaranteed to keep you entertained. Who will come out on top?
We are looking forward to diving into “The Pearl of the Pacific” and going head to head with the Venados. Keep an eye out for the Pickles in Mexico and Venados if you’re reading this, prepararse!