Fans Celebrate Upcoming Season For Nationals, Manatees

By  //  February 20, 2014

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KICK-OFF EVENT HERALDS UPCOMING BASEBALL SEASON

ABOVE VIDEO: Kyle Smith, General Manager of the Brevard County Manatees, talks about his team’s upcoming 21st season at Space Coast Stadium.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA — Brevard County residents showed enthusiastic support for the Brevard County Manatees and the Washington Nationals at the “Space Coast Welcomes Back Baseball” event sponsored by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida.

“Manny the Manatee” was on hand to greet baseball fans, along with representatives from the Washington Nationals and the Brevard County Manatees. The event was held at Duran Golf Club and sponsored by TeleTech. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

“Manny the Manatee” was on hand to greet baseball fans, along with representatives from the Washington Nationals and the Brevard County Manatees. The event was held at Duran Golf Club and sponsored by TeleTech. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

“Manny the Manatee” was on hand to greet baseball fans, along with representatives from the Washington Nationals and the Brevard County Manatees. The event was held at Duran Golf Club and sponsored by TeleTech.

Attendees registered to win tickets to the March 11 New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals game, visited with team representatives, and signed up for a chance to throw out the first pitch at a National’s home game.

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

“The Washington Nationals players and coaches have arrived in town, and are preparing to challenge the National League East,” said Kyle Smith, General Manager of the Brevard County Manatees Baseball Club.

“We at the Manatees are here to support the Nationals, and talk a bit about our upcoming season. This year is the Manatees 21st season at Space Coast Stadium, and we take much pride putting Brevard on the front of our jerseys, both at home and on the road.”

• The Washington Nationals kick off their Grapefruit season on February 28 with a game against the Mets at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.

• The Brevard County Manatees kick off their season April 3 with a home game against the Daytona Cubs.

For more information visit Milb.com or Washington.Nationals.mlb.com

Deb Tomczak and Janice Fox at the "Welcome Back Baseball" event held at Duran Golf Club.

Deb Tomczak and Janice Fox at the “Welcome Back Baseball” event held at Duran Golf Club.

Christy Helton of Duran Golf Club greets Justin Anderson of the Melbourne Regional Chamber.

Christy Helton of Duran Golf Club greets Justin Anderson of the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida.

Serene Harbor's Nancy Peltonen with Alan Kershaw at the "Welcome Back Baseball" special event.

Serene Harbor’s Nancy Peltonen with Alan Kershaw at the “Welcome Back Baseball” special event.

Cindy Gilbert (standing) of the Melbourne Regional Chamber greets TeleTech team members Russell Small, Dana Esbrand, and Erica Graver

Cindy Gilbert (standing) of the Melbourne Regional Chamber greets TeleTech team members Russell Small, Dana Esbrand, and Erica Graver

From left to right: Janice Fox, Rich Rosa, and Minverva Simpson.

From left to right: Janice Fox, Rich Rosa and Minverva Simpson.

From left to right: Karla-Mae Goodman, Christine Michaels/CEO of the Melbourne Regional Chamber, and Jerry Olguin

From left to right: Karla-Mae Goodman, Christine Michaels/CEO of the Melbourne Regional Chamber and Jerry Olguin


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