Saturday, June 09, 2012

Morning reading: Might Paterson host a game?

The Biscuits are celebrating Montgomery's baseball history tonight at Riverwalk, and they aren't dead set against possibly having a Paterson Classic in future years. (Paterson Field was home to the old Montgomery Rebels.)

Sheldon Burnside and Ted Brazell, two former Rebels who still live in Montgomery, are scheduled to throw out tonight's ceremonial first pitches. Brazell has loaned the Rebels' five Southern League trophies to the Biscuits for tonight's party. The trophies were headed to the trash when the Rebels left town, but Brazell laid claim to them.

Unfortunately, the Biscuits will not don special uniforms when they try to bounce back from Friday's 6-5, 11-inning loss to the Chattanooga Lookouts.

“Out of fairness to all of the city's previous teams, we decided it would be best to stay in our Biscuits jerseys,” general manager Marla Vickers said.

The team will sell 50-cent hot dogs, but, despite the night, there will be no discounts for pretzels or wings. The Pretzels were Montgomery's team in 1904-05 and the Wings were the independent team from 2001-03.

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