Bzzzzt. Bzzzzt. What's that buzzing, you ask? Spring training is over and it's opening day for the feisty Sugar Land Skeeters, coming out of the dugout for a seven-game home advantage run against the Bridgeport Bluefish. First day perks include giveaways for a replica ring and magnet schedules, postgame fireworks and a first look at those new to the swarm: pitchers Brett Marshall, Andrew Johnston, Bobby Blevins and Felipe Paulino; catcher Chase Peterson; and infielders Anthony Giansanti and Chris Nelson. Fan support is even easier with new on-field host Jessica Munoz, more videos, a wider music selection and some brand-spanking-new fascia video boards. It looks like concession stand prices haven't gone up, so be sure to chow down on smoked sausages with fried jalapenos, the oh-so messy (but oh-so good) brisket-topped fries, and that "only in Texas" sweet and spicy chopped steak with fresh fruit, chili and lime. Last year the Skeeters snagged its first Atlantic League Championship title, so come out and take a selfie with the unnaturally green Swatson, who was named 2016's Minor League Mascot of the Year.
7:05 p.m. April 20. Continuing 7:05 p.m. April 21, 24 and 26; 6:05 p.m. April 22; 2:05 p.m. April 23; 12:05 p.m. April 25. Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land. For information, call 281-240-4487 or visit sugarlandskeeters.com. $9 to $55.
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