NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Sounds are prepared to kick off the first game of the season on Thursday night.
Nashville Sounds General Manager Brad Tammen said opening night is always exciting for staff and fans.
“The weather is spectacular. It has been a great week for baseball with major league baseball opening last week and now minor league baseball is here today,” he said.
Staff members and crews have been working for weeks to make sure everything is ready at Greer Stadium for opening night.
Thomas Trotter works as the head groundskeeper for the Nashville baseball team.
“Ever since the last pitch of last year all you're thinking about is the first pitch of this year and I am just ready to go ahead and get it underway,” he said.
Trotter told Nashville's News 2 that he and his crews have spent countless hours working to make sure the field is in perfect condition for opening night.
“We have spent I don't know how many hours out here in the past 10 days or so, but there is a lot of time and a lot of work into it,” he explained.
Baseball fan Roger Bell said he is thrilled to be at the Sounds first game of the season.
“When you have been sitting through winter, I just want to come out and watch some baseball. It is definitely exciting,” he said.
Thursday night's first pitch of the season will be thrown by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.
On Saturday, Nashville's News 2 morning team will be at Greer Stadium for a meet and greet before throwing out the first pitch of the game.
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