Friday, April 6, 2012

Opening Day

Joe DiMaggio said it well.

"You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen."

Well something happened...but I wouldn't call it "wonderful."

God love Northern Nevada baseball: it snowed!

The Aces season opened Thursday night, April 5. They beat the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 5-2 in what I believe to be was the coldest game in baseball history.

By the third inning, I couldn't feel my fingers. By the sixth, I could barely click.

Here are a few photos from the frigid day. It's a feature-heavy edit but I think you'll like them.

Joe Martinez missing Spring Training.

First fan.

That's Levy Executive Chef, Billy Dever on the right.

Skipper meeting with the pitching staff.

Cody Ransom.



Groundskeeper Eric Blanton.

Whitney Meyer...

...sang the National Anthem.

Unveiling of the 2011 PCL North Champion's banner.

Bugsy and Burly.

Aces take the field...

...the field it later snowed on.

Sam Demel.

Randy Ruiz.

Aces win.