Red Wings hold first practice in parking lot of Frontier Field

Created: 04/01/2014 6:04 PM WHEC.com
By: Justin Granit

The Red Wings open the season in Buffalo in two days. On paper, this team good. They have veteran hitters and talented young pitchers. So how does Rochester look on the field?  There is no answer at the moment.

That’s because Frontier Field still has some snow. But that didn’t stop the Wings from having their first practice in Rochester. 

The pitchers practiced Tuesday in the parking lot. Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason says the Wings can expect to play their home opener on the field on Saturday.

Dan Mason, Red Wings General Manager, said, “It looks more suited for Olympic cross country skiing event than it does for a baseball game,  but this wouldn't be the first time that on media day that it has snowed or that there has been snow on the field. That's alright; we will do whatever it takes. Opening day is opening day we are going to do whatever it takes to make sure we're ready."

Chris Parmelee, Red Wings first baseman, said, “The expectations are to win the whole thing, it's why we're here and we have a real positive mindset this year and we have our eye on the prize."

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