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Published: 4/4/2014 - Updated: 6 months ago


Mud Hens 2014 season opener

Opening day festivities filled downtown on April 4 as Toledo prepared for another season of Mud Hens baseball at Fifth Third Field. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

The sun makes a brief appearance. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The sun makes a brief appearance.
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Members of the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department Honor Guard march the colors onto the field. Enlarge Members of the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department Honor Guard march the colors onto the field.
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Adam Goldberg makes a sculpted glass baseball kit at Gathered Art Gallery & Studios on Huron Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Adam Goldberg makes a sculpted glass baseball kit at Gathered Art Gallery & Studios on Huron Street.
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Mike Hessman, left, and manager Larry Parrish discuss the lineup before the game. Enlarge Mike Hessman, left, and manager Larry Parrish discuss the lineup before the game.
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Audrey Mays, left, Dayton, and Cathy Trimble, Monclova, take a selfie near a Mud Hens yarn bomb on a pole near the stadium. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Audrey Mays, left, Dayton, and Cathy Trimble, Monclova, take a selfie near a Mud Hens yarn bomb on a pole near the stadium.
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The grounds crew spreads a drying agent on the batters box. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The grounds crew spreads a drying agent on the batters box.
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Ed Gill cooks food at his Gilligan's food stand on Huron Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ed Gill cooks food at his Gilligan's food stand on Huron Street.
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Spectators head in to Fifth Third Field during a soggy opening day. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Spectators head in to Fifth Third Field during a soggy opening day.
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Terrance Lewis, Toledo, enjoys an Italian sausage near the ballpark. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Terrance Lewis, Toledo, enjoys an Italian sausage near the ballpark.
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Members of the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department Honor Guard march the colors onto the field. Enlarge Members of the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department Honor Guard march the colors onto the field.
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Connor Bacome, 10, Toledo, is bundled up as he watches the game. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Connor Bacome, 10, Toledo, is bundled up as he watches the game.
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Members of the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department salute during the National Anthem. Enlarge Members of the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department salute during the National Anthem.
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Spectators seek shelter from on the concourse. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Spectators seek shelter from on the concourse.
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Toledo firefighter Mark Klemner throws out one of the first pitches. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo firefighter Mark Klemner throws out one of the first pitches.
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The turf crew keeps the field dry prior to the Toledo Mud Hens 2014 season opener. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The turf crew keeps the field dry prior to the Toledo Mud Hens 2014 season opener.
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Stacy Bacome, Toledo, and her son Connor Bacome, 10, try to stay warm as they watch the Toledo Mud Hens. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Stacy Bacome, Toledo, and her son Connor Bacome, 10, try to stay warm as they watch the Toledo Mud Hens.
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Toledo firefighter George Simko throws out one of the first pitches. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo firefighter George Simko throws out one of the first pitches.
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John Scobie, Blissfield, looks for a free shirt with others during opening day festivities. Enlarge | Buy This Photo John Scobie, Blissfield, looks for a free shirt with others during opening day festivities.
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Grace Hoye, 8, niece of fallen firefighter Stephen Machcinski, throws out one of the first pitches. Next to her is brother Brandon Hoye. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Grace Hoye, 8, niece of fallen firefighter Stephen Machcinski, throws out one of the first pitches. Next to her is ...
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Season ticket holder Nancie Meacham, Erie Township, Mich., bows for a moment of silence honoring fallen Toledo firefighters. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Season ticket holder Nancie Meacham, Erie Township, Mich., bows for a moment of silence honoring fallen Toledo firefighters.
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Toledo Mud Hens first baseman Jordan Lennerton leads the team on to the field. Enlarge Toledo Mud Hens first baseman Jordan Lennerton leads the team on to the field.
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Benjamin Nichols, 7, and Jacob Nichols, 10, Jackson, Mich., try to get a free shirt as they enjoy the game from behind home plate. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Benjamin Nichols, 7, and Jacob Nichols, 10, Jackson, Mich., try to get a free shirt as they enjoy the game ...
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The Toledo Firefighter Honor guard presents the colors. Enlarge The Toledo Firefighter Honor guard presents the colors.
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Jacob Nichols, 10, Jackson, Mich., watches from behind home plate. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jacob Nichols, 10, Jackson, Mich., watches from behind home plate.
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The Toledo Firefighter Honor guard presents the colors. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Toledo Firefighter Honor guard presents the colors.
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The Toledo Mud Hens take a moment of silence in memory of the fallen Toledo firefighters. Enlarge The Toledo Mud Hens take a moment of silence in memory of the fallen Toledo firefighters.
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Dan Desmond, Local 92 president, and his son Devon Desmond sing the National Anthem prior to the Toledo Mud Hens 2014 season opener. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dan Desmond, Local 92 president, and his son Devon Desmond sing the National Anthem prior to the Toledo Mud Hens ...
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Toledo Mud Hens designated hitter Ben Guez signs autographs for fans prior to the season opener. Enlarge Toledo Mud Hens designated hitter Ben Guez signs autographs for fans prior to the season opener.
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