The Dugout has shamefully allowed a few items to slip through the cracks. The crack stops now.
On April 28th,the Brevard County Manatees attempted to break the record for the most ceremonial first pitches thrown before a game. This was the Manatees' second attempt at this particular record, failing last season when their game was washed out.
Brevard succeeded this time, throwing 6,130 first pitches – breaking the record by more than 1,000. To accomplish that feat, the Manatees opened their gates at , throwing the first pitch at and finishing just before the start of their game.
"If I ever do it again my staff will beat my ass," said Brevard General Manager Buck Rogers.
Another Saints record:
More to see: Nearly 6 million fans attended minor league baseball games in April – a new record for the first month of the season. The 5.9 million fans is an increase of nearly 122,000 from last season. The California League led the way with a 19.4 percent increase, followed by a 14.4 increase by Pacific Coast League teams.
The increase is even more impressive considering the International, Eastern and