If one thing can be said about Grasshopper fans, it’s that they are loyal. Last night, it rained…and rained…and rained. At the end of a two and a half hour rain delay, there were still fans to sit in the stands and cheer on the Hoppers! It rained during the night and continued through this morning and afternoon. Yet when I stepped foot in the ballpark tonight I expected to be one of a select few to be there. I was surprised. There were probably about 300 people who had came out in the rain, just on the off chance that we would have a ballgame. This rationale makes me believe that Greensboro Baseball is more than just baseball. It’s about a community, a lifestyle, a family, it’s about cheering on a team from 7 games back all the way to winning the SAL League Title! It’s about believing in something magical, like a “BACK TO BACK TO BACK home run seen only a few nights ago or witnessing the very first swing of the season and it sails over the fence for a home run. If you ever question or wanna know whether this city is behind this ball club, look at last night and today. Nobody left when it started raining. Everyone stayed till they officially called the game. No one wanted to leave. It is that concept that makes me proud to be a hopper and I continue to echo the sentiment, IT’S A GREAT TIME TO BE A HOPPER!
Today’s game will be replayed May 24th, 2012 at Delmarva. It will be played there because we do not play Delmarva at home till the second half of the season.