Metzgers Hosts Mud Hens Experience for Customers

TOLEDO, OH - August 18, 2011 - Play ball! Twenty-eight Metzgers employees, customers, and friends ventured onto Fifth Third Field for a Mud Hens Experience on Friday, August 12.

“The Mud Hens Experience is unlike any other,” said Joe Metzger, president of Metzgers Printing. “Not very often does someone have a chance to live out their childhood dreams of playing in a professional park.”

The event started with batting practice. Nets were placed around home plate and in front of the pitcher’s mound, creating an authentic look and feel. The field cameras were turned on and batters were shown on the outfield scoreboards during their at-bats.

Batting practice was followed by a traditional ballpark meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, beans and sodas in the visitors’ locker room.

The group was then split into two teams - Team Metzgers and Team Mud Hens.

After five innings of game play lasting about two hours, Team Mud Hens won 16-14.

“The experience brought me back to when I was a kid and played baseball,” said Bill Simile, business development director for Stephenson and Taylor. “...the pleasures of chewing bubble gum, the smell of fresh grass, the crack of the bat, the pounding of your fist in your mitt… [R]ibbing on each other about the descending athletic ability we display as we get older!”

Metzgers has hosted this event for the past few years to show appreciation to their customers and provide them with a unique opportunity.

“It’s difficult in the business world we live in,” said Metzger. “Everyone is working more and it’s harder for people to get off of work. But it’s fun to get out and have the customers meet each other and not just talk marketing and software. When it comes to throwing a ball around we can just have fun doing what we used to do as kids.”

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Group Photo of Participants in the Metzgers Mud Hens Experience Personalized name tags in the locker roomBatting practice before the game

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