Moosic, Pa. - In tough times, we look to our leaders. On a frigid winter morning with snow cascading down upon PNC Field, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders president/GM Rob Crain gave the gift of a guarantee that spring will have sprung in time to play ball.
Clad in floral orange shorts, inexplicable snorkel gear and a life preserver designed for a little girl while wearing a face of both fun and fierce determination, the RailRiders' venerable top executive issued assurance that families and baseball enthusiasts will be comfortable when the gates open on April 10.
"I am sick of winter," said Crain. "I'm done. I'm through. I'm ready for summer. I've got my flippers, my jacket, my goggles, I am ready for the fun of summer and I am ready for RailRiders baseball. And I am also guaranteeing it, repeat, guaranteeing, that it will be 60 degrees here on Opening Day and all this snow will be gone and we will have a blast. If it is not 60 degrees, everyone who comes to Opening Day is getting a free ticket, a free ticket to any game the entire 2014 season."
But he did not stop there. Like most extremists, Crain took it to another level when he also promised triumph. If the RailRiders fail to defeat their nearby rivals from Syracuse? "I will dress up like a woman until we win," said Crain.
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The RailRiders' 2014 season begins on Thursday, April 3 when the club kicks off a seven-game road trip at Syracuse against the Chiefs (Washington Nationals).The home slate commences a week later on Thursday, April 10 when the Chiefs visit PNC Field for a four-game series and homestand. For season ticket information or to book a ballpark group outing, call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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