Flying Squirrels bat 1.000 for Opening Day sellouts

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Flying Squirrels have existed for six years, and every year their return to The Diamond draws a capacity crowd.

This year’s announced attendance was 9,560 despite cold weather and sprinkles of rain. Fans saw Nutsy the Squirrel carried out on a carriage pulled by Clydesdales as well as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to new VCU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Will Wade.

Squirrels’ COO / VP / GM Todd “Parney” Parnell even caught stuff in a net to a loud applause.

 

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