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Loons prepare for Tuesday opener

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MIDLAND, MI (WNEM) -

Like brushing away the winter blues, grounds keeping crew members raked along the foul lines and the outfield warning track at Dow Diamond in Midland Monday. This in anticipation of the Great Lakes Loons home opener on Tuesday evening.

The guy in charge of getting the field ready is Nick Wolcott. He says he's very pleased with the progress.

"I'm very happy with where we are at right now. I always want to have the best field in the league, that's always our goal to become number one in the end of the year voting in the Midwest League, that's always the goal," says Wolcott.

A couple of grounds crew members say they're proud to be members of the squad who groom the nest of the Loons.

The logo has been painted on the field. Workers put the final touches on the souvenir stand and the bunting is up. America's pastime is ready to roll again in Mid-Michigan. 

An Opening Day parade in downtown Midland will be held before the game. That parade begins at 4:30 p.m.

The game's first pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. with the Loons hosting Cedar Rapids. The Loons are currently 3-1 on the young season.

For tickets and information, call 989-837-BALL.

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