A crowd of fans (and mascot “Kazoo”) welcomed the Blue Wahoos at Pensacola International Airport on Sunday, as the Cincinnati Reds-affiliated team arrived in advance of Thursday’s opening game.
The starting roster of the Wahoos is as follows:
Juan Carlos Sulbaran
Yordanys Perez (DL)
Seven of the players — Corcino, Crabbe, Sulbaran, Joseph, Gregorius, Rodriguez and LaMarre — were listed among Baseball America‘s top 31 prospects in the Reds system.
Practices started today at 10 am and are open to the public. Tuesday is Media Day and Team Practice, and the First Pitch Raffle winner will be announced at 11:30 am. The raffle is sponsored by Autism Pensacola, non-profit association dedicated to providing hope for families affected by autism and related disorders. Wednesday will have a Special Preview Practice (for season ticket holders only) at 6 pm.
The first four games of the season are against the Montgomery Biscuits. Opening ceremonies will be held Thursday at 6 pm with the game starting at 7 pm. Friday’s game will also start at 7. Saturday is “Fireworks Night” with an Easter Egg Hunt at 4:30 pm and the game at 6:30 pm. Sunday’s game starts at 2:00 pm with free “Family Fun Day” events on the field afterward, sponsored by McDonald’s and the Naval Aviation Museum.