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Fans enjoy IronPigs home opener

By Meghan Packer, Reporter, MPacker@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 08 2014 10:30:19 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 09 2014 06:45:45 AM CDT
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

After rain got in the way Monday, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs played their home opener against the Buffalo Bisons Tuesday night.

Fans were excited for the season to finally be in full swing.

"I've been waiting all winter, with all that snow, I've been waiting for baseball season to start," said season ticket holder Bruce Eames.

"It feels great, it's finally back, kind of brings back summer after a cold winter," said Aaron Bachstein, who was with his family.

There was energy in the atmosphere and a chill in the air at Coca-Cola Park. Some fans were bundled up in the stands.

"Hey it beats shoveling, so yeah, it's great," said John Guinane of Alburtis.

Fred Peck said, "It's nostalgic to come to an opening day game. It's nice to be here, even if it's a little windy or cold."

Baseball fans came out with high hopes for the season and the night.

"Catching a ball," 10-year-old Graham Guinane said with hope.

"I'm looking forward to someone hitting a home run. That would be nice," said 11-year-old Austin Kern.

John Guinane added, "Everybody's excited so hopefully the IronPigs will have a great year."

From fun in the stands with the mascots to the excitement on the field to a new 50/50 raffle, there is something for everyone at the ballpark.

Sue Kern of Lehighton said, "It's really nice, I like it, it's very impressive. I said to my husband, 'we're going to have to come back again.'"

The Iron Pigs lost 7-2 to the Bisons.