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Rain, rain, go away.

Let the RiverDogs play today.

The Charleston RiverDogs, currently in first place in the second half of the Carolina League South, begin its last regular season homestand tonight with the first of six games against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

“The RiverDogs’ final homestand is jam-packed with promotions, jersey auctions and competitive baseball,” said Ryan Perry, the team’s marketing and entertainment director.  “While we continue the unique promotions and family-friendly fun, the players have their sights set on another playoff berth to defend the 2021 championship. 

“Whether a dog lover, Marvel fan or jersey collector, catch a game at The Joe before the 2022 season ends!”

The Pelicans (25-29) are in fifth place in the league despite winning the six-team division in the first half of the season.  But next week’s six away games in Columbia to end the RiverDogs’ regular season might have a bigger impact. The Fireflies (30-23) are just 3.5 games out of first place.  

The RiverDogs, which placed second in the first half of the season, currently have a 34-20 record, leading to lots of speculation that the team will be in the playoffs again.

Fans will enjoy six season-ending promotions this week at The Joe in Charleston:

Dog Day Tuesday (game time: 7:05 p.m.): Not only can you bring your dog to try to become the 2023 Dog Day AmbassaDog, you can get $2 beer and $2 hotdogs.

Wicked Wednesday (7:05 p.m.): It’s Boiled Peanuts Night — and you can buy one field view ticket and get one for free.

Thirsty Thursday (7:05 p.m.): It’s $1 beer and $4 well cocktails, along with the team’s DJ DollaMenu.

Red Shirt Friday (7:05 p.m.):  t’s Boeing Red Shirt Friday with fireworks that are set to a live performance by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.  

Marvel Super Hero Night (Saturday, 6:05 p.m.): There’s a Captain America jersey auction and post-game light show during what also is Military Appreciation Night (free tickets for military families).

Final 2022 Home Game (Sunday, 5:05 p.m.): Kids will get to run the bases on MUSC Health Family Sunday. Free parking.

At 8 p.m. Monday, which is Labor Day, the ballpark will host a free symphony concert and fireworks with the city of Charleston. Click here for tickets.

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