The Hot Stove hits Auburn officially on Groundhog Day.
The Auburn Doubledays, the Short Season Single-A Affiliate of the Washington Nationals, will host its annual Hot Stove Dinner on Saturday, February 2 at the Emerson Park Pavillion at 6 p.m.
Guests include former Auburn Astro Marc DelPiano, currently a special assistant to the General Manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as well as members of the Washington Nationals staff.
DelPiano was signed by the Cleveland Indians in 1989 as an undrafted free agent and played two years in the Indian and Astro systems.
He has served as a scout for the Expos, Marlins, Red Sox, and Pirates since.
Tickets for the event are now on sale for $35 per person. Seating will be assigned and based on order of registration. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Falcon Park Ticket Office, by phone at (315) 255-2489.
There will be a cocktail hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., a silent auction from 6-8, and dinner from 7-9.
And most importantly, dinner will include sliced flank steak with bleu cheese butter and crumbled bacon, broiled mediterranean haddock, baked ziti, house mixed green salad, signature vegetable medley, artisan harvest rolls, assorted freshly baked cookies.
A cash bar will also be available.
The Doubledays will open its 55th season at home at at Falcon Park on Monday, June 17 against Batavia.