Step up to the plateWritten by Tom Pounds | President / Publisher | email@example.com
Whoever decided that baseball season should begin as early in spring as possible was a genius. You might not think so if the first few games are chilly or overcast, but knowing the boys of summer are in uniform helps shake off the winter doldrums, especially after a long and snow-buried winter like we just experienced.
In particular, knowing that Fifth Third Field is back in business brings a smile to Downtown businesses. There is nothing as exciting to a Downtown business owner as seeing thousands of people file through Downtown streets to see a game, and maybe stop for a drink or bite to eat on the way or after a victory. A Packo’s dog or a tall cold one at The Blarney Irish Pub is a treat anytime, but on a summer day with baseball in the air and scores of fans at your side, it is especially fun and satisfying.
As we keep one eye on the new Downtown arena, expectations for another great Mud Hens season of special events and entertainment are high.
Thank you to the advertisers who, for the third year, have helped us make this Mud Hens special section truly special. We take pride in our home team, and we will continue to show that by offering the best opening day coverage we can, this season and every season.
See you at the game!
Thomas F. Pounds is president and publisher of Toledo Free Press. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.