TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – While the month of May is huge for racing in Indianapolis, this is a big month for baseball here in Terre Haute.
Next week, the Missouri Valley Conference baseball tournament begins at Bob Warn Field. Then on the 27 it’s opening day of the Terre Haute Rex baseball season.
When the Rex take Bob Warn Field this season, they’ll do so with new ownership.
But the faces who own the team will be familiar to residents of Terre Haute: Bruce Rosselli and former big leaguer and Rex manager Brian Dorsett.
“It goes in and out on this feel of owning a baseball team,” said Rosselli.
“Being an owner’s going to be a new experience,” said Dorsett. “I’m excited about it. I’m so looking forward with the interaction of the players.”
For the most part, the roster for the 2014 Rex is set. Bob Warn Field has a couple of changes; some suites are new to the park this year.
But prices won’t change.
General admission is still $5 dollars, and parking fees have been slashed in half. And this year, it sounds like the food is going to be really good!
“We want to do a lot of cooking right there, grilling out,” said Rosselli.
Fans can also expect more theme nights this season, entertainment in between innings, and more interaction with the players if you want that. Plus, the team is reaching out not just to Terre Haute, but to the surrounding area.
“It’s exciting to know that these guys are coming in, and just to see who we have, what these players are all about,” said Dorsett. “You never know until they get here, and then they’re going to continue to get better.”
“I really want to share that feeling of ownership to our season ticket holders, our sponsors, and that guy who buys a single game ticket,” said Rosselli. “They are going to be ownership as well. We’re Rex Baseball, Wabash Valley’s own.”
Mark your calendars for June 2nd, that’s the home opener for the Rex.
Also new this year, every Rex game will be streamed live on the team’s website, with Jerry Arnold calling the play-by-play.