Pittsfield Suns Host Yankee's GM Cashman

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman will appear at the Pittsfield Suns' first "Hot Stove Banquet" at the Colonial Theatre on Thursday.

The event includes a VIP cocktail hour at 6, with the main event at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of the event; VIP tickets are $70 in advance, $75 the day of the event until sold out.

Cashman has served as senior vice president and general manager of the Yankees since 1998 and has been a member of the Yankees organization since 1986. During his tenure as an executive, Cashman has been part of five World Series championships and seven American League pennants. He was selected in 2009 as the MLB Executive of the Year. This will be Cashman's first visit to Pittsfield.

Suns General Manager Kevin McGuire said he was ecstatic that the Suns were able to secure a marquee guest for the inaugural event.  

"We've been working on putting together a memorable hot stove event for well over a year, and were waiting for a marquee name in baseball to become available," McGuire said. "Brian Cashman is synonymous with success in this industry, and we're excited that the rabid baseball fans in the Berkshires will be able to enjoy an evening talking baseball with such an accomplished executive.  

"Whichever side of the Yankees/ Red Sox rivalry you sit on, this is a rare opportunity to be able to see and listen to one of the best in the business."

The format for the event will be similar to the YES Networks CenterStage. Fans will have an opportunity to submit questions for Cashman prior to the event through www.pittsfieldsuns.com or twitter@pittsfieldsuns.  

The VIP package will include a floor level ticket to the event, photo opportunity with Cashman that includes a printed photograph available for pickup later in the evening, a one hour cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres provided by Mazzeo's Ristorante and a $20 ticket voucher good toward the Pittsfield Suns 2014 season. The general admission ticket will include a "best available" ticket to the event and a $5 Pittsfield Suns ticket voucher.

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