Baseball is back in Altoona, and the rain did not scare away the fans from enjoying the curves first opening day since 2019.
Sarah Metts spoke to them about what makes the return of the game so special.
Well after two years of no minor league baseball Altoona Curve fans are finally back in the stands, and they say they are happy to be home
Fans say there is nothing like it.
“The classics smells, sights, everything. It’s just awesome to be back.”
This years opening day was no swing and a miss.
“It was there for 20 something years and then all of a sudden it’s gone and you don’t realize what you had.”
Fans say the game they love is back and better than before.
“You can even tell when you are here just how close all the fans are, and being that today is the first day back in what 600 days, you can tell how excited everyone is to see each other, see the staff, and see the players.”
Even after 2020’s curveball and new COVID-19 protocols in place, Peoples Natural Gas Field is still a homerun in fans eyes.
“I prefer going to minor league games over major league games, just the small fields awesome and small unique towns are really cool. I’ve been to 50 different stadiums, and this one is my favorite minor leagues stadiums just because of how big and nice it is.”
Curve staff say they hope to ease restrictions based on local guidances as the season continues.
The Curve’s next game is Wednesday at 6 o’clock.