Last night was so much fun! How can you not have fun in the middle of February with more than 40 baseball fanatics? Heck, we even had our very own beer man!

The Senators Fan Club would like to thank Terry “The Beer Man” Love for showing us the love as guest speaker at last night’s Diamond Talk. He even brought more “Love”. His brother, his sister, his nephew and a family friend added to the fun. (And it was great for me to see them all again! We hope they’ll make a habit of coming to Diamond Talks.)

Terry told some fun stories, including getting drilled in the ribs by a foul ball while he was chatting with us down the 1st baseline. He shared how many quarters it took to get one of his cold beverages when he began this ballpark venture nearly three decades ago.

Terry also told us how much he appreciated his family’s support through it all. As he’s set to begin his 29th season on City Island, Terry’s goal is to share the vendor limelight with his son at some point.

If you couldn’t be with us last night, you swung and missed a great evening. We also voted to approve a new Fan Club venture that perfectly aligns with our mission. We look forward to sharing more about that with you once everything becomes official.

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 19th, when we gather again to meet the new members of the Senators front office team. We’ll also get the inside scoop on all of the fun promotions they have in store for us this season at the ballpark.

Also, don’t forget that we’re less than six weeks away from the Welcome Back Senators banquet. That’s your opportunity to meet all of the players and coaches on the Opening Day roster. Be sure to reserve a table for you and your family to share dinner with at least one of those professionals and get to know them. Enjoy autographs and photos to remember your special evening with us.

As Terry “The Beer Man” told us last night, “Only 44 days until we gather for the opener!” Of course, that number continues to dwindle, unlike the fun that Terry brings with him every day to FNB Field, the American Legion banquet room last night, and everywhere he goes.

Brian Williams