PEARL, MS (WLBT) - Just one day before their season opener, the MBraves held an open house for fans to catch a sneak peak at the 2011 team.
The MBraves will be under the leadership of a new manager this season as Rocket Wheeler takes over after moving up from Myrtle Beach.
His team features plenty of returning talent to go along with new faces.
Wheeler says the team has a mix of power and speed and the strength of the team will be its pitching staff.
Wheeler knows the team will be nervous on opening day, but they will take it one game at a time.
"That opening day, you always get butterflies in your stomach, you know, until that first pitch is thrown and myself included. Every year you have those butterflies flowing and when they throw that first pitch, here we go. The game is on, the season is on and it's a marathon guys. You hear this all the time, it's a marathon. It's not a sprint. We have 140 games, so we have to take each night as it comes," said Wheeler.
Randall Delgado will take the mound for the MBraves in Thursday's season opener. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.