Thursday, April 3, 2014

Trenton Thunder Presents Welcome North To Fans

Earlier this week, two days before the Trenton Thunder’s home opener, the Thunder hosted their annual “Welcome North” open house at Arm & Hammer Park. Fans were treated to free hot dogs, soda, stadium tours, autographs, and got to watch an on field work out session including batting practice. 

It really was an awesome way to start the season.  The players couldn’t have been more hospitable as they signed everything from bats, jerseys, balls, baseball cards and autograph books. Even mascot Boomer and bat dogs Derby and newcomer Rookie were on hand for the event.  One of the real treats of the day, though, was the stadium tour that took fans on an insider’s view of the park.  During the tour fans were shown the jersey Derek Jeter wore he wore on his first rehab assignment with the Thunder. The tour also included a peek into the club house and work-out room as well as the under-the-stadium batting cages before spilling out into the home dugout where the fans got the chance to see the field from a player’s perspective.   

One cannot help but to imagine, for a moment, what it would be like to be a prospect in the New York Yankee organization.  The great thing about the event is that everyone, young and old, seemed to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. The day served as an entertaining prelude to the start of a fresh season filled with promise and dreams, for both fans and players alike.  

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