Double A baseball team heading out on a 55-game road trip
The Double A team formerly known as the Huntsville Stars is set to become the Biloxi Shuckers this season, but even though the season began on Thursday night, the team will not be playing a game in its new hometown until June.
ESPN reports the Shuckers are starting the season on a 55-game road trip as construction on their new stadium has yet to be completed.
Players will spend 60 consecutive nights on the road while work is finished on the new field. Although about half of the team's games are listed as "home" games, they will be played in opposing stadiums.
According to ESPN, the Southern League is doing what it can to make the unusual situation more livable for players.
The team has arranged to have players' personal laundry done once in each city, and Rogers has secured parking at a local hotel in Biloxi so that players can store their cars.
The team is also paying for players who are bringing families to have their own hotel room instead of the usual arrangement of two players to a room.
Expect big things from the Shuckers this season, as the players will be doing whatever they can to get called up to the big leagues.
- Brendan Maloy