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Published: 4/14/2013


On The Town — Batter Up!

Opening Day, Thursday, 04/11/13, at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio. You don’t need to be a baseball fan to enjoy Opening Day at Fifth Third Field, a sign that spring is finally here. It was cold and rainy Thursday as fans and party goers, some who started with breakfast at nearby restaurants, celebrated the first Mud Hens game of the season. Tailgates were slim with the first of the diehards starting at 10 a.m. Parking lot parties, all with tents, kicked off as early as noon. In the ball park, it was a slow start but eventually the suites level was full of bodies, many of whom had so much fun they didn’t see the first pitch. While the Hens lost, the crowd under cover in the suites didn’t know the game was over and continued partying.

Left to right Kevin Hurley, Eric Grosswiler, Charlie Condon, and Roy Grosswiler in the suites. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Kevin Hurley, Eric Grosswiler, Charlie Condon, and Roy Grosswiler in the suites.
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Left to right Susie Doukides, Tim Robinson, and Marianne Ballas in the suites. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Susie Doukides, Tim Robinson, and Marianne Ballas in the suites.
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Left to right David Hancock, Scott Libbe, and Brad Rubini. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right David Hancock, Scott Libbe, and Brad Rubini.
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Left to right Sean Mitchell, Sandra Mitchell, erin Whaley, and Dave Weis enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Sean Mitchell, Sandra Mitchell, erin Whaley, and Dave Weis enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities.
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Dan and Becky Bollin in the suites. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dan and Becky Bollin in the suites.
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Left to right Dan Maloney, Bill Maloney, Sarah McHugh, and Bill Bingle enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Dan Maloney, Bill Maloney, Sarah McHugh, and Bill Bingle enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities.
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Left to right Cos Figliomeni, Tony Salamunci, and Mike Sofo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Cos Figliomeni, Tony Salamunci, and Mike Sofo.
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Left to right Bill Pridgeon, Richard Hylant, Dirk Van Heyst in the suites. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Bill Pridgeon, Richard Hylant, Dirk Van Heyst in the suites.
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Left to right Larry Peterson, Bill Mueller, Randy Oostra, and Alan Sattler in the ProMedica suite. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Larry Peterson, Bill Mueller, Randy Oostra, and Alan Sattler in the ProMedica suite.
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Left to right Frank Kristie, Dale Pittman and Ellen Pittman. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Frank Kristie, Dale Pittman and Ellen Pittman.
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Tim Warnke and his daughter Sydney Warnke, 14,  enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities at Fricker's. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tim Warnke and his daughter Sydney Warnke, 14, enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities at Fricker's.
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Left to right Steve Boyer, Candy Millon, Larry Boyer, Kathy Kuyoth, Tom Heintschel, and Mike Zapiecki in the Waterford Bank suite. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Steve Boyer, Candy Millon, Larry Boyer, Kathy Kuyoth, Tom Heintschel, and Mike Zapiecki in the Waterford Bank ...
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Left to right Ron Maher, Sandi Rabie, and Patrick Andrews enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities at Packos at the Park. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Ron Maher, Sandi Rabie, and Patrick Andrews enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities at Packos at ...
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Ken and Jean Lovejoy of Maumee, Ohio, enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities at Ye Olde Cock N' Bull. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ken and Jean Lovejoy of Maumee, Ohio, enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities at Ye Olde Cock N' Bull.
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Left to right John and Shelley Sutherland along with Tim and Dee Janney enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities at Ye Olde Cock N' Bull. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right John and Shelley Sutherland along with Tim and Dee Janney enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities ...
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Tammy Degner and her sister Annie Stevens enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tammy Degner and her sister Annie Stevens enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities.
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Left to right Chris Smith, Aaron Swartz, and Bill Cole enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities Ye Olde Durty Bird. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Chris Smith, Aaron Swartz, and Bill Cole enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities Ye Olde Durty Bird.
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Left to right Dave Nottke, Josh Dittman, Tom Cole, and Tom Duncan. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Dave Nottke, Josh Dittman, Tom Cole, and Tom Duncan.
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Brent and Shannon Draeger enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities at Packos at the Park. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Brent and Shannon Draeger enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities at Packos at the Park.
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Left to right Neal Mahoney, Brad Crown, Debbie Petersheim, and Sandra Hylant during the Midland Title Tailgate Party. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Neal Mahoney, Brad Crown, Debbie Petersheim, and Sandra Hylant during the Midland Title Tailgate Party.
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Left to right Deborah Knight, Gary Marck, and Ken Knight  in the suites. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Deborah Knight, Gary Marck, and Ken Knight in the suites.
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Left to right Brenda Collins and Tom Salona. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Brenda Collins and Tom Salona.
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Left to right Bob LaClair, Carla Nowak, Karen Fraker, and Brad Toft. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Bob LaClair, Carla Nowak, Karen Fraker, and Brad Toft.
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Left to right Laurie Huskisson, Jeff Huskisson, Becky Downs, Erik Kluge, and Mark Hummer during the Tailgate Party hosted by  Martin Wood Appraisal, Midland Title, Heidleberg Distributing, Seagate In., Waterford Bank, NA, and MT Bus. Tech. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Laurie Huskisson, Jeff Huskisson, Becky Downs, Erik Kluge, and Mark Hummer during the Tailgate Party hosted by ...
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Rikki Dukes, Ken Kuhlman, and Trilby Fox enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities at the Bronze Boar. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rikki Dukes, Ken Kuhlman, and Trilby Fox enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities at the Bronze Boar.
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Left to right Steve Klepper, Doug Martin, Jan Martin, and Tom Manahan welcomed guests to the annual Lathrop party at The Roost. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Steve Klepper, Doug Martin, Jan Martin, and Tom Manahan welcomed guests to the annual Lathrop party at ...
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Tankeeya Butts and her father Albert Drane. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tankeeya Butts and her father Albert Drane.
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Left to right Sue Snow, Tom snow, Henry DeMain, and Karen DeMain. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Sue Snow, Tom snow, Henry DeMain, and Karen DeMain.
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Left to right Mark Goodremont, Maureen Devany, Chris Kozak, and Julie Rubini in the suites. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Mark Goodremont, Maureen Devany, Chris Kozak, and Julie Rubini in the suites.
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Jeff and Tricia Seaman enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities in The Nest just outside the suites. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jeff and Tricia Seaman enjoy Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities in The Nest just outside the suites.
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Left to right Dennis Clark, Rene Rodriguez, Scott Rodriguez, and Scott Clark tailgate during Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Dennis Clark, Rene Rodriguez, Scott Rodriguez, and Scott Clark tailgate during Toledo Mud Hens opening day festivities....
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Left to right Mike Miller, Kim Wagenhauser, Sharon Brown, Julie Bartnik, and Todd Hoyt in the suites. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Mike Miller, Kim Wagenhauser, Sharon Brown, Julie Bartnik, and Todd Hoyt in the suites.
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Left to right Deb Ernsthausen, Bill McDonnell, Heather McDonnell, Kevin Brennan, and Amanda Geletka in the PNC suite. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Deb Ernsthausen, Bill McDonnell, Heather McDonnell, Kevin Brennan, and Amanda Geletka in the PNC suite.
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Left to right Anna Kolin and Brian Kolin at the Lathrop Party in The Roost. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right Anna Kolin and Brian Kolin at the Lathrop Party in The Roost.
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Dick Fuller and Mike Mori entertain customers in The Blade suite Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dick Fuller and Mike Mori entertain customers in The Blade suite
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Joe Minnick and Chrissy Redrup share a few laughs at the Rock the Block Tailgate party. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe Minnick and Chrissy Redrup share a few laughs at the Rock the Block Tailgate party.
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Derrick Beczynski and dad Ed Beczynski, owner of The Blarney, stopped by Rock the Block tailgate party then headed back to The Blarney, which opened for breakfast with beers and bloody mary's at 9 a.m. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Derrick Beczynski and dad Ed Beczynski, owner of The Blarney, stopped by Rock the Block tailgate party then headed back ...
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Stayce Fowler, Keith Jordan and Maria King in the suites at Fifth Third Field on opening day. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Stayce Fowler, Keith Jordan and Maria King in the suites at Fifth Third Field on opening day.
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Chris Wurn, Matt Luchi, and Ron Simpson shiver in the cold as they grill brats, chicken, and steak to stay warm. A few other tailgaters in the parking lot across from the main gate, took a break and sat in their cars, Enlarge | Buy This Photo Chris Wurn, Matt Luchi, and Ron Simpson shiver in the cold as they grill brats, chicken, and steak to stay ...
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In The Blade suite: L-R, John Livingston, Jon Stainbrook, Jerry Jones, Joyce Chapple Enlarge | Buy This Photo In The Blade suite: L-R, John Livingston, Jon Stainbrook, Jerry Jones, Joyce Chapple
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Dave White, Mike Cicak, and Hilary White in the White Family Dealership, OI, and Maumee Bay Brewing Company suite. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dave White, Mike Cicak, and Hilary White in the White Family Dealership, OI, and Maumee Bay Brewing Company suite.
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Dick Fuller and Judd Johnson in The Blade suite Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dick Fuller and Judd Johnson in The Blade suite
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Tom Marckel, wearing a Detroit Tigers shirt and Glenn Taptich, in tan jacket to keep warm, did a pub crawl in the morning then had their own tailgate party in the afternoon Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tom Marckel, wearing a Detroit Tigers shirt and Glenn Taptich, in tan jacket to keep warm, did a pub crawl ...
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Revelers at opening day. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Revelers at opening day.
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Rock the Block tailgate/tent party started at noon on Erie Street with Velvet Jones band. Host of the party were L-r, Jeff Kimble, CEO of Communica Judy Miller, VP, Continental Office Environments Kyle Johnson, COO, Continental, Jim Rush, Exec. VP, Communica and not pictured, Virtual PC. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rock the Block tailgate/tent party started at noon on Erie Street with Velvet Jones band. Host of the party were ...
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Joe Napoli and his wife Annette Napoli, and Neil Neukam Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe Napoli and his wife Annette Napoli, and Neil Neukam
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Sean McMahon, Julie Gannon, Melissa Warns, and Tom Swigart Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sean McMahon, Julie Gannon, Melissa Warns, and Tom Swigart
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L-R: Pete Wilson, Erwin Effler, III, Michael Effler, Kyle Wilson in front is Pete's wife, Kathy Wilson Enlarge | Buy This Photo L-R: Pete Wilson, Erwin Effler, III, Michael Effler, Kyle Wilson in front is Pete's wife, Kathy Wilson
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Kate Kelley, with Muddy Mud Hen. She and her husband Ryan Kelley hosted an bloody mary breakfast from 9 a.m. -noon on Opening Day in their downtown apartment. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kate Kelley, with Muddy Mud Hen. She and her husband Ryan Kelley hosted an bloody mary breakfast from 9 a....
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Margaret Foster and Toni Arman in one of the suites on opening day at Fifth Third Field Enlarge | Buy This Photo Margaret Foster and Toni Arman in one of the suites on opening day at Fifth Third Field
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Kate and Ryan Kelley cruise the suites at Fifth Third Field on Opening Day. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kate and Ryan Kelley cruise the suites at Fifth Third Field on Opening Day.
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Don Finnegan and son Jack Finnegan enjoy the social time in the suites at Fifth Third Field on opening day. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Don Finnegan and son Jack Finnegan enjoy the social time in the suites at Fifth Third Field on opening day.
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Dick Fuller welcomes guests Kathy Smith and Susan Doukides to The Blade suite Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dick Fuller welcomes guests Kathy Smith and Susan Doukides to The Blade suite
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Roger Parker, new general manager of The Toledo Club, enjoys a night off at The Hens Opener. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Roger Parker, new general manager of The Toledo Club, enjoys a night off at The Hens Opener.
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