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Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs
Date: 4/13/2012 Album ID: 1450458
Photos by Gordon Chibroski
Features and action of Sea Dogs vs Binghamton Mets
Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs. Kevin Davison sits among strangers as he waits for the game to start on Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs. He drove nine hours from his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to see the game.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs. Replicas of retired jerseys of past Sea Dogs who who attained greatness with the Red Sox hang over fans prepared for the rainy start to the season.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs. This season's players are introduced to the fans before the start of the game.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs. Annie McNamara and Chris Burke, both grandchildren of Sea Dogs founder, Dan Burke, who recently passed away, get ready to throw out the first commemorative pitches to start the season's first game.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs.  The flag is held by a group during the playing of the National Anthem before the start of the game.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs. Players and fans stand for a minute of silence in reverence to Sea Dogs founder, Dan Burke, who passed away recently.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs.  The Massabesic Concert Band plays the National Anthem before the game.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs. Mets #5, second baseman Josh Rodriquez makes a throw to first to complete the double play as Sea Dogs #7, Heiker Meneses is late on the slide.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs. Second baseman Sea Dogs #7, Heiker Maneses awaits the throw that never came as a Mets runner slides in safely.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Bill and Liz Burgess of Augusta have attended ninteen Opening Day games and their grandson, Devin Tardif, who is four years old, and has attended five Opening Games. He was nine months when he attended his first Opening Day game with them.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Sea Dogs #24, Brock Huntzinger pitches as the first pitcher of the season on Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. A young fan inspects his souvenier bat signed by Sea Dogs #37, Jeremy Kehrt at the Opening Day game at the Portland Sea Dogs.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs. Opening day pitcher, Brock Huntzinger, center, and catcher, Dan Butler, have a chat with pitching coach Bob Kipper after allowing more hits and runs than they wanted in the games first couple of innings.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs. Shortstop Derrik Gibson tosses the ball to second baseman, Heiker Menesses, to start a double play in early game action.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs. Sea Dogs second baseman, #7, Heiker Memeses attempts to complete a double play as a Mets runner slides into second late.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs. Center fielder, Juan Carlos Linares makes a deep center field catch for an out in early game action.
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Photo by Gordon  Chibroski / Staff Photographer.  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Young fans protect themselves from the pre-game rain with an umbrella and enjoy some french fries before the game starts on Opening Day at the Portland Sea Dogs.
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