The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will hold a Hot Stove meet and greet reception at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Broadway Louie's in Broadway at the Beach to kick off the beginning of spring training.
The event is free and open to the public, and is scheduled to feature former Pelicans and current Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, Pelicans and Texas Rangers managing partner and CEO Chuck Greenberg, and new Pelicans manager Jason Wood.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item for the Community Kitchen of Myrtle Beach.
Also on Tuesday, single-game tickets for this season's Pelicans home games go on sale at 10 a.m. at the BB&T Coastal Field ticket office. It's also the first day fans who pre-ordered tickets for the Rangers' March 29 exhibition game against Coastal Carolina at BB&T Coastal Field will be able to pick up their tickets. Reserved seating for the Rangers' exhibition game against CCU is sold out, but a limited number of standing-room only tickets remain.
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Wood will also be available to talk to fans at BB&T from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, when the Pelicans will be offering a limited number of free hot dogs to fans for lunch.
Beginning Wednesday, the Pelicans' ticket office will begin regular business hours of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call the ticket office at 843-918-6000 for more information or visit myrtlebeachpelicans.com.
The Pelicans open the 2011 season against the Wilmington Blue Rocks at 7:05 p.m. April 8 at BB&T Coastal Field.