Biloxi Shuckers vs. Mobile Baybears

This year, the Fourth of July came a day early at MGM Park where America’s pastime and America’s birthday collide for an Independence Day celebration between the Biloxi Shuckers and the Mobile Baybears.

Baybears win 2-0, but even so, not a bad night for the fans soaking in the early holiday. Hattiesburg resident Russell Hinds said, “Of all the major sports, baseball is the most American. That’s where it really got its foothold when the war was over in the United States and it’s just a great little summer thing to do, I guess mostly just based off tradition.”

“We’re free, we’re fighting for freedom, we’re free and it’s just Fourth of July, it shows freedom. Happiness, family, it brings out beer and good times.”

The Shuckers get back at it tomorrow for the start of a six game series against the Mississippi Braves in Pearl.

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