More Challenges Ahead for the Charlotte Knights

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by Brandon Davidow
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 CHARLOTTE, NC -- Everyone working here at BB&T Ballpark was focused on one thing, and that was opening night!  But considering there are still 71 more games to be played here, the challenge is making every game this season feel like opening night.

The crack of the bat at BB&T Ballpark Friday night was years in the making.  The crowd was electric, the players had butterflies, but the challenge that lies ahead is giving fans that opening day feeling every time they walk through the gates.

"Being a President of Minor League Baseball, I can go about anywhere I want tonight," said Minor League Baseball President Pat O'Conner.  "And this is the only place I'd wanna be."

The Knights organizaiton is up to the challenge.

"We have to, and I think that's a part of the experience that Minor League Baseball provides," said Charlotte Knights General Manager Dan Rajkowski.  "And you're gonna see that every single night when you come out here."

One of the ways the Knights are trying to keep fans interested this season is by bringing back the Queen City's rich tradition of baseball.

"We're just gonna work at giving the fans the best value for their buck," said General Manager of Baseball Operations Scotty Brown.  "And we think that if we do our jobs correctly, they'll want to flood this place, and we'll have sellouts more than we won't."

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