New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame Weekend at MGM Park
The Mississippi Gulf Coast has always been an extension of the New Orleans Saints fan base and tonight those two worlds collided at MGM Park as a part of their Hall of Fame weekend at the home of the Biloxi Shuckers.
Tonight, about 30 legends of the Black and Gold descended upon the Gulf Coast, following their annual golf outing this time held at the Oaks in Pass Christian.
Players took turns signing autographs for fans and were introduced prior to the second game of the double-header.
Please give a warm welcome to a couple of the greats, Saints Hall of Famer, the Cajun Cannon Bobby Hebert, and NFC Championship game MVP of the run to Super Bowl 44 Garrett Hartley. Hebert said, “Well, this is a big part of Who Dat nation. You go to Mississippi, Alabama, Florida panhandle, a lot of Saints fans and they’ve always been gracious to us hosting this event. It’s a lot of history here in the Saints Hall of Fame and coming to Biloxi, and really even being part of the Biloxi Shuckers game with this being an annual event, and I’m excited to be here.”
Hartley said, “(“Do you ever get tired of telling the story about the kick?) What kick? (What kick?)No, I mean that was a fortunate place and a time, just lucky to be there with the opportunities that we did, and some days it’s definitely better to be lucky than good, and that worked out well for us that night.”
During his front nine golf round, Hartley says he sunk not one, but two eagles. But how did he do throwing out the first pitch? Sharing the honors with former Saints kick off return specialist Courtney Roby.
As for the Shuckers game, the first installment was resumed action from last night’s postponement. Biloxi gave up a whopping 10 first inning runs and hard to get up for a game like that the next as the Shuckers fall by the final score of 12-1.