MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - We’ve missed you, Biscuits!
The Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays returned to Riverwalk Stadium this weekend to prepare for opening week. The Biscuits will travel to Tennessee for a five-game set with the Smokies before holding its home opener on May 11.
“It’s been over 600 days since the Biscuits were on this field, so it’s great to have the guys out here,” said Biscuits general manager Michael Murphy. “Something about the crack of a wooden bat at Riverwalk Stadium is awesome.”
It’s the first time the team will suit up since falling in the playoffs back in September of 2019 to the Jackson Generals. It was a record-breaking year for the Biscuits that season; it included 88 wins, two Northern Division titles, seven All-Stars, and the fifth consecutive playoff appearance.
After missing the 2020 season due to COVID-19, the Butter and Blue are ready to batter up.
“It’s always unknown, especially when a lot of these guys didn’t play at all last summer, so some of them might have been in the alternate training sites some of them might have been working jobs and just staying in shape throughout that time during COVID,” said Murphy. “But one thing we do know is that the Rays have done a phenomenal job of producing top prospects year after year after year, and we don’t expect anything different with this squad.”
The first game of the season is slated for Tuesday at 6:00. While the game is on the road, Common Bond will host a watch party where fans can check out the game and try out some of the new food items on the menu at Riverwalk Stadium, including the new Nashville hot chicken biscuit.
The event will begin at 3 p.m.