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Mud Hens Opening Day 2013

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Dave Hensler of Belleville, Mich., grills a pork tenderloin as he and friends from the Detroit area tailgate on opening day at Fifth Third Field.

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Carol Vargo turns bratwursts as Cody Witt, right tries to keep the ears warm of his grandmother Alice Witt, center, during opening day on the concourse at Fifth Third Field. The trio and other volunteers from St. John's Lutheran Church in Williston were working concessions at the game.

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A mess of bratwursts are cooked to feed the Opening Day crowd at Fifth Third Field.

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Will Haynes, 11, of Toledo, tries to stay warm as he waits for the first pitch.

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Brian Donovan of Whitmore Lake, Mich., and daughters Grace, 9, left, and Maeve, 5, right, are decked out in warm attire the chilly Mud Hens game.

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Megan Lesle of Toledo, tests the look of a new hat in the Swamp Shop.

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Usher Bob Wekwert, left, shakes hands with fan Tim Pinney of Sylvania before the start of the game.

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Pam Lynch of Toledo, gives her grandson Jayse Bowser, 3, a kiss as they cuddle on the cold concourse of Fifth Third Field.

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Fans stand on the concourse of Fifth Third Field hiding from the rain as the Mud Hens and Louisville bats are announced.

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Anna Campos, 13, left, and Jackeline Herrera, 13, both of Toledo, try to stay warm and dry.

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A cotton candy vendor navigates empty seats as the rain pours down during the first inning.

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