Glavan to toss first pitch at Shuckers debut

Kenny Glavan, Biloxi’s acting mayor, will throw out the first pitch in Pensacola this evening when the Biloxi Shuckers launch their 2015 Double A-baseball season.

“I’m going to give it all I have,” Glavan said with a laugh. “This is going to be an historic moment for Biloxi, and I’m sure I can hit the middle of the mitt.”

Tonight’s contest is the first of a five-game series that runs daily through Monday in Pensacola, and it marks the first onfield appearance of the Biloxi Shuckers, who team officials say should begin play at MGM Park in Biloxi on June 6.

Fans at the 6:30 p.m. game – only a few standing-room-only tickets remain — will see a flyover by planes from the Pensacola Naval Air Station, a fireworks show and have a chance to get Wahoo giveaways.

Glavan is also going to be bringing giveaways of his own: either a gallon or half a sack of oysters – whatever he can get his hands on – along with a Biloxi oyster knife to give to the mayor of Pensacola, who invited him to toss out the first pitch this evening. Said the acting mayor: “I’m hoping he can hold on to it lovingly, and remember it the next time he has an urge for Mississippi Gulf Coast oysters.”
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News and notes

Book-signing: Biloxi native Danny Holley will be signing copies of his  new book this evening from 5 to 7 at the Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum. (A Bmail yesterday had an incorrect date.) For details on this evening’s event, click here.

Traffic update: To see the latest on the city’s ongoing infrastructure work, and how it’s impacting the flow of traffic on neighborhood streets, click here.

Trent Lott follow-up: To see photos from “An Evening With Trent Lott,” a Katrina +10 event that took place Wednesday at the Biloxi Civic Center, click here.