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Opening night tonight at Historic Calfee Park

Finally!

After many long and cold months, baseball fans can finally get back to cheering on the Pulaski Mariners as they officially open their 2014 season tonight against the Burlington Royals.10415731_909532032406509_5640379528006767890_n

Under the direction of Manager Rob Mummau, the Mariners will looking to defend their 2013 Appalachian League Championship against a tough league of competitors.

The players are a mixture of home-grown all-American talent and players from around the world. From Auburn University to Zulia, Venzuela the players have gathered to work towards their goals of making it to the next level. We have players from as close as North Carolina and Old Dominion University, and from as far away as Germany, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic. Big schools like Florida State, Georgia, Clemson and LSU are now working together with players from smaller schools like Jones County Community College and Riverside Community College.

The players range in age from 18 to 23, and for some this is their first time away from home. The “Adopt-A-Mariner” program, hosted by Meredith and Wally McGrady, will be a big part of making these young men feel at home while they are in our community.

Young fans will have the chance to get involved through the Motor Mile Kids Club and with competitions between innings that will range from dizzy bat races to the hot dog races.

Everybody will have the chance to be close to the action, as Historic Calfee Park keeps fans up close and personal to the game. Fans can pick between The Southwest Times Family Section down the third base line, bleacher seats on the first base line side, or reserved seating directly behind home plate.

Come to the game with an appetite as well, because the concession stands offer some of the best food around. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken poppers, chicken sandwiches, and of course peanuts and popcorn can all be washed down with a cold drink at affordable prices.

Fans that stick around until the end of the game not only get to see some great minor league baseball, but can meet players and get autographs.

We welcome the Pulaski Mariners back to town, and wish them the best of luck in the 2014 season.

GO MARINERS!

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