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Bluefield Jays to play Chops in exhibition game


BLUEFIELD (PRESS RELEASE) -  On June 17, 2012 at 3 p.m., the Bluefield Blue Jays will be in preseason action verses the Lexington Chops of the CVCL (Carolina Virginia Collegiate League).

The Chops are a summer wooden bat team featuring college players. The exhibition game is the first of its kind in Bluefield history. The game is free admission for everyone; donations are greatly appreciated as all proceeds go to renovations for Bowen Field.

The general manager of the Chops, Thomas Eaton, explains the significance of playing a minor league team. "It is a great opportunity for our players to see how they compare to minor league players and to witness the hard work and sacrifice that it takes to get to the next level after college. We have a great group of young men who are all excited to play at historic Bowen Field. It will be a great game and a fun day at the ballpark."

Bluefield Blue Jays general manager, Chris Maxwell, reflects on the upcoming preseason game. "This will give folks a first glimpse of our 2012 team and allow us the opportunity to raise some money for improvements here at the ballpark so we can maintain a first rate experience for our fans."

The Bluefield Blue Jays are the advanced rookie affiliates of the Toronto Blue Jays. For more information please go to

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