Thursday, March 24, 2011

Opening Day Is This Saturday

Opening Day 1962
Opening Day is this Saturday, March 26th. This is a special day. It is our league's 59th anniversary and the Harry & Bryant team's 60th. We will honor our wins - like our new all-star championship banners. And we will remember our losses - especially the tragic loss of our friend, Zan Copeland.

The coaches are excited. The players are more excited. Rob Pierce, who played for Al Browne in the early '60's, once said of this week: "I can still feel the butterflies, thinking about it all during school. My friends and I couldn't wait to get out there and play. Then Saturday came, and it was a big day."

The big day begins with a new twist - some early NL and AL games at 9:00 before Opening Ceremonies. Then the teams will parade onto the field, butterflies and all. The games will continue at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00.

Players are asked to arrive for Opening Ceremonies in uniform between 10:00 and 10:15. Ceremonies begin at 10:30. Please park in either our main upper lot on Billingsley Road, the large overflow lot at the Department of Social Services next door, or down at the Grier Heights Fields. Do not park across Billingsley Road in the Annuvia lot, next to the new field at the county gas pumps or drive through area, immediately next to our main lot in the county fleet lot, or on any grassy areas. Trust me, you don't want to park on the grass - I can tell you from experience that our grounds crew will call the cops on you.

See you on Opening Day.

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