Sure was nice of the Connecticut Defenders (Giants) to swing by Portland on their way to Manchester. ‘Slugger’ waved as the visitors’ bus pulled out for New Hampshire today, moments after the Sea Dogs had to call off a fourth scheduled game — Sunday’s contest — due to unplayable field conditions. I’ll bet that’s a fun bus ride. I can hear Defenders’ pitching coach, Bob ‘Steamer’ Stanley griping from here!
The new date to open the season here at Hadlock Field is now Monday night against another CT club, the New Britain Rock Cats (Twins). Meanwhile, crews continued working Saturday to clear the field. Some neat looking pics on the ‘Dogs web site give you some idea of the task at hand.