Shuckers and Braves: Let’s play two!

The Biloxi Shuckers and the Mississippi Braves will play a doubleheader tonight at MGM Park, and you can bank on it.

The series opener between the Shuckers and the Braves, pushed back by Tropical Storm Cindy, begins at 5:35 p.m. with the gates opening at 5 p.m. The twin bill will feature two seven-inning games, about 30 minutes apart.

Any fan with a ticket to Thursday’s game may exchange it for a ticket of equal value, based on seating availability, for any future 2017 regular season, non-restricted home game. Exchanges are accepted at the MGM Park Box Office.

Tonight’s specials include a Mascot Bank, featuring Schooner the Seagull to the first 1,500 fans through the gates, $2 Yuengling Drafts at two locations inside MGM Park, $2 Fountain Soft Drinks and $3 weekly Draft Beer Specials on Friday.

Also, the Shuckers will be teaming up with The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter to raise awareness and research funding to “Strike Out” Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
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News and notes

Money: The City of Biloxi, after court action and Gov. Phil Bryant’s intercession with the state Legislature, received a payment of $606,350.52 today, representing  the balance due from the Golden Nugget lease payments that the state had withheld.  To read Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s thank you, click here.

Federal funding:  A draft of the city’s 2017 Community Development Block Grant Action Plan and other public notices have been published in the federal programs section of the city website. To go there now, click here.

Roads: The city’s Engineering and Public Works departments are now using a handy map and a listing to keep residents updated on streets, drainage and infrastructure work. The map and listing, which are updated each weekday morning, can be found in the Traffic Update section of the city website. To go there now, click here.

Podcast: Did you catch the City Desk podcast when it was published online Thursday afternoon? To hear details about the downtown restoration efforts and listen to Emergency Manager Michelle Crowley speak about weather issues, click here.

Rivers: You can see real-time river levels for the rain-swollen Tchoutacabouffa and Biloxi in the city’s online Storm and flood Preparedness section. To go there now, click here.