Another bold promotion for Rob Crain, president/GM of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Class AAA; International League): he’s guaranteeing 60-degree weather for the April 3 season opener at PNC Field.
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’ top executive issued assurance that families and baseball enthusiasts will be comfortable when the gates open on April 3.
“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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We expect more pledges from GMs and owners before the start of the MiLB season.
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