The Lakewood BlueClaws play a Caturday game

If you live in or near Lakewood, New Jersey, you might consider this for your weekend entertainment. The Lakewood BlueClaws, a minor league baseball team that’s part of the Philadelphia Phillies organization, will be playing a special game on Saturday: it’s a Caturday game, with lots of extras. You can even bring your cat, though I wouldn’t recommend it.

The announcement:

LAKEWOOD, NJ – Saturday at FirstEnergy Park is CATurday, a salute to cats and what promises to be a Purrfect night at the ballpark. .

The BlueClaws will be wearing special jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit BlueClaws Charities (shown in the image above). For your best chance to secure a jersey, join us at the game, but an extremely limited quantity will be available online next week.

Fans are able to bring their cats to the game (will need to sign a waiver and be in a case or on a leash and cats are admitted with a $2 Paw Pass). The BlueClaws, however, encourage all fans to use proper judgment when deciding if their cat is able to handle the noise, crowd, and atmosphere that they will encounter at a typical BlueClaws game.

There will be songs, movie clips, promotions, memes, and more fun as well!

There will be a special guest appearance by Miss Kitty. The speciality drink “The Black Cat Cocktail” will be available in the Coors Light WRAT Trap. There will be a special rendition of Take MEOW Out to the Ballgame, and a special CATurday T-Shirt will be available in the Claws Cove.

SAVE Rescue Shelter of Toms River will be here as well. They will be collecting donations of products for a Cat supply drive and they will have cats here for adoption.

Miss Kitty! Special cocktails! And those awesome jerseys! How can you go wrong?

To get ur tickets, you can haz this number: 732-901-7000 (option 2) or click here to order online.

The details and time (you can click to order):

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Now, I would kill to get one of these jerseys, which I can wear if I ever announce the landing of a probe on a comet. If you happen to get one of these jerseys (size L), I will not only pay for it but send you an autographed copy (with a baseball-playing cat) of either of my trade books:


And yes, I know that “Blueclaws” refers to crabs rather than cats. But I don’t care; I want that jersey.

h/t: jsp


  1. DrBrydon
    Posted July 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    That shirt…wow.

  2. Posted July 8, 2016 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    That’s one very well caMEOUflaged shirt….


    • Torbjörn Larsson
      Posted July 8, 2016 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

      … but it is hot cature!

  3. bluemaas
    Posted July 8, 2016 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    A couple of days ago, I was sent thus and then tweeted thereafter, “What a GREAT promo !” purred NO CAT EVER !

    No. Not likely for kitty cats’ 7:05p Eastern first pitch tomorrow evening but; yeah, take me out to that game and ply me with that jersey, too !


  4. Ken Elliott
    Posted July 8, 2016 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    I would love to get that jersey as well. That thing is horrendously gorgeous. Or is it gorgeously horrendous? Either way.

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