Rain or shine, the gates at Fifth Third Field will open today for the biggest party of the baseball season: Opening Day.
The Toledo Mud Hens begin their 12th season taking on the Louisville Bats at 5 p.m. But the pre-game festivities begin at 3 p.m. with live band performances and an all-you-can eat buffet at the Opening Day Bash.
CNN Top Ten Hero recipient Wanda Butts will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and the Mud Hens will honor the life of a loyal fan and 30-year season ticket holder before the game.
Fans can purchase Opening Day tickets at the Fifth Third Field box office, by phone at (419) 725-HENS (4367), or online at www.mudhens.com.