Airhogs Celebrate St. Patrick's Day One Day Early

Defending champions begin baseball season

By Christine Lee
|  Friday, Mar 16, 2012  |  Updated 7:10 PM CDT
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St. Patrick's Day comes early for the Grand Prairie Airhogs as the baseball season kicks off with a Patty O'Party for the young and old.

Christine Lee, Grand Prairie Reporter

St. Patrick's Day comes early for the Grand Prairie Airhogs as the baseball season kicks off with a Patty O'Party for the young and old.

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St. Patrick's Day came a day early in Grand Prairie as the Airhogs launched its baseball season.

The fourth annual St. Patty O'Party drew more than 1,000 people, including die-hard fan Joanne Tenery.

"We have not missed a single game since 2008," she said. "We like coming to the games, we pay for the seats. Our seats have our names on them, so we're going to sit in them."

Tenery said she organized a booster club for the Airhogs. She said she was the first one to buy a championship shirt when the team won last season.

"First one to buy one, first one to wear one," she said. "Paste it and put it on Facebook, so everybody can see."

Single-game tickets for the upcoming season went on sale Friday. Hot dogs, hamburgers and green beer were all just $1 each at the event.

On Saturday, Quiktrip Park will host a music festival called "South By So What" featuring more than 50 bands. It starts at 11 a.m.

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