Thursday, May 20, 2010
Florence Freedom exhibition games.
The Freedom are getting their act together this year, and they have competed in some exhibition games! I made it up to Champion Windows field this past weekend to catch the Freedom.
I really love this area, and this team. They always put on a great game day experience, and the team always looks good.
The team did not look as strong as it has in the past. Then again, this was an exhibition game. Their opponents were stealing left and right on them. It was a little embarrassing. I am certain manager Toby Rumfield will be working with the boys on this.
The Freedom have a fun and witty staff. Their on field personality is the most animated I have ever seen. Most teams have some guy with a microphone fumbling over cards trying to make in between inning dizzy bat races sound interesting.
Well, the Freedom do the dizzy bat race too, but their on field announcer makes it interesting. She wears a head set microphone which allows her to do flips and other acrobatics during the game. Their announcer is smart too. He does a great job of announcing the players, and can make the occasional side joke too.
Their new mascot, Wally the Water Tower, appeared. The legendary phrase, "Florence Y'all" is part of his costume.