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Giants farm team to lampoon Mattingly

The Triple A affiliate of the Giants will hold Rule 8.06 Night tonight in Fresno. Here is the team’s press release on the event:

The Fresno Grizzlies announced today that Thursday, July 22nd has been declared Rule 8.06 Night at Chukchansi Park. In recognition of the arcane rule cited by San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy in the dramatic ninth inning of the Giants' 7-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium Tuesday night, Grizzlies fans in attendance will have the opportunity to score a free ticket to a future home game at Chukchansi Park.

On Tuesday night, acting Dodgers manager Don Mattingly made a visit to reliever Jonathan Broxton on the pitcher's mound. Upon returning towards the dugout, and after leaving the 18-foot mound circle, Mattingly doubled back to speak to Broxton again, thereby constituting a second visit. This required Broxton to be removed from the game, pursuant to Official Baseball Rule 8.06 (b):

 

On Rule 8.06 Night, the Grizzlies will be rewarding their fans instead of punishing them for a second visit. Any fan who purchases a ticket to Thursday's game (first visit), then makes a return trip to the box office that night (second visit), bringing his or her game ticket back to the window and mentioning Rule 8.06, will receive a free ticket to either the Tuesday, July 27 or Wednesday, July 28 home games against the Tacoma Rainiers.

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