The Harrisburg Senators begin their 29th season Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. vs the Altoona Curve. Thursday’s opener is the first of seven straight home games to start the season.
Last year was one of the worst seasons in franchise history. But the parent club, the Washington Nationals, have promoted some young players from last year’s Carolina League championship team and traded for some other key players.
Former Red Sox star Brian Daubach returns for his second year as manager.
The Senators have a new majority owner, Mark Butler, who owns Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. Butler has been a minority owner in the past and is very involved in the community and sparking some new ideas with the Senators.
Fans will see some new cosmetic changes with the park.
There is also another promotional schedule this year.
On Saturday, the first 2,000 kids age 12 and under will get a free Hersheypark pass.
There will also be two Cowboy Monkey Rodeos, which is a fan favorite.
Fans can catch fireworks after every Friday home game.
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