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Catch the Hens before they fly the coop

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    Usher Jim Hufford keeps an eye the crowd during a Mud Hens game on Aug. 3, 2018, at Fifth Third Field.

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    Jeremy and Jennifer Stump of Rawson, Ohio, during a Mud Hens game on Aug. 3, 2018, at Fifth Third Field.

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    From left Cindy Smigelski, Janel Mowka, Kristi Hoffman, and Michelle Graves during a Mud Hens game.

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    Abigail Dalton of Sylvania walks with her son Maximus, 1, during a Mud Hens game.

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    From left, Kristin Blodgett of Perrysburg with her two kids Josie, 6, and Jack, 4, along with Cat Trick and Katelyn Hawker, 14, during a Mud Hens game.

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    Gretchen Matuszewski with her children from left Victor, 6, Lucas, 9, and Vincent, 6, during a Mud Hens game.

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    From left, Becky Taylor, Kay Jones, and Lisa Hawker during a Mud Hens game.

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    Doug and Chris Burns of Fremont during a Mud Hens game.

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    From left Drew Dunphy, 15, with his dad Mike Dunphy during a Mud Hens game.

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    Stu and Susan Roberts during a Mud Hens game.

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    Muddy leads fans in the wave during a Mud Hens game.

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    Phil and Kelly Thompson of Alvada, Ohio, along with their son Hayden, 11, during a Mud Hens game.

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    Keith and Kristy Reinbolt of Tiffin, Ohio, during a Mud Hens game.

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    Marty and Heather Nowak with their daughter Alexandra, 8, during a Mud Hens game.

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    From to back Rose Barratt, 2, and her sister Rains, 6, of Toledo sit on the railings during a Mud Hens game.

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    Connor Spoke, 5, of Toledo eats popcorn during a Mud Hens game.

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    Fans eat inside the BirdCage during a Mud Hens game.

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IT was a superhero-themed night that enticed many fans to sport costumes at Fifth Third Field for the Toledo Mud Hens game.

But no doubt, outside of the Hens themselves, Muddy the Mud Hen was the center of attention, especially in the stands where he led cheers. Meanwhile, those in the suites were on the lookout for fly balls, which, as the dents show, come that way often. Peanuts, popcorn, hot dogs, cotton candy, and more abound on any night at Hens games, where folks watch the team or come just for the sheer social pleasure. Whatever the reason, be sure to get to a home game before the Hens fly the coop and the season is over.

Or, strrrrike, you’re out of luck ’til next year!

The Hens are home to roost Monday through Aug. 19 and again Aug. 24-27. If you attend next Saturday’s game or those scheduled for Aug. 24 and 25, you can stay for fireworks that will be set off after each game.

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