Memphis Redbirds Opening Day 4.16.10

For the second year in a row, I went to the Memphis Redbirds Opening Day and sat in the front row behind homeplate. I haven’t lived in Memphis two years yet, so two years in a row to Opening Day is pretty good. And the fact they call it Opening Day when it’s at night just bugs me. Opening Day should be played during the day. That’s just how it is.

This year the Memphis Redbirds, triple-A affiliate for the St. Louis Cardinals, opened up their season against the Oklahoma City Redhawks, the triple-A affiliate for the Texas Rangers. This year the weather was better and the attendance was higher and there was more ceremony. There was more attendance because it was 80 degrees at gametime, while last year it threatened rain and was chilly. There was more ceremoney because they gave out the rings for their 2009 championship. The navy band from Millington played the National Anthem. Rocky Redbird flew in on a news helicopter. Unfortunately the better weather and the bigger crowd couldn’t rally the Redbirds into a victory – they lost 7-0.

Autozone Park

Rocky Redbird flies into Center Field

Rocky Redbird works the crows

National Anthem

First Pitch

my ticket

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (543 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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