LEXINGTON, Ky. -- – The Lexington Legends is now in its 10th season as part of the central Kentucky sports scene. The single-A baseball team will celebrate the milestone at Friday night's home opener against the Greenville Drive.
"We hope the baseball is good, we think it's going to be very good this year. It has been usually in the past," said Legends President and CEO Alan Stein. "But more than that, it's about the experience the fans have coming to the ballpark, and we never lose sight of that as our key motivator."
Stein says spectators will notice some changes on and around the field this year, including two high-definition video boards. Doug Bruce, the former UK announcer at Rupp Arena, is the new Legends PA announcer.
"This has never been in our view a minor league or small-town experience. Lexington is not that way and we don't run this operation that we. We like to say that you get a big league experience here in a more intimate setting and that's really what it is," Stein said.
First pitch is set for 7:05pm Friday. Legends players will be wearing specially designed "tuxedo jerseys." Legends Hall-of-Famer J.J. Cannon, who was the team's first manager and helped lead the club to a South Atlantic League championship in 2001, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch.