Biloxi Shuckers Opening Day That Wasn’t

After more than 600 days since their last game at MGM Park, the Biloxi Shuckers are ready to move back into their home sweet home.

Or they were, until Mother Nature said no. First pitch was scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Both the Shuckers and visiting Mississippi Braves both waiting out in the dugout, weather cleared up, but the grounds crew having trouble getting that infield to dry up in time.

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Finally, the Shuckers determined the field conditions are unplayable for the night, but good news for the fans as they still got to catch some fireworks to make it all worthwhile.  Biloxi Shuckers Account Executive Kory Dumond said, “You get the butterflies. It’s Opening Day, so that in and of itself is a special moment for all baseball fans around the country. But after coming through seemingly on the verge of breaking through kind of what we’ve all kind of gone through and experienced over the last year plus, it’s a little bit different. It’s a little more special. It feels a little bit different. But at the same time, if feels the same. We’ve still got the line out the door waiting to get in. We’ve still got the fans coming in to fill the seats and the ball park is beautiful, so as much as things are different, things are always the same when it comes to baseball, when it comes to Opening Day.”

The Shuckers and M Braves get right back at it tomorrow night at 6:35 p.m. from MGM Park, weather permitting.  Doubleheader now on Friday.

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