Around this time of the year, I think a lot of folks in Maine would love to be able to fast forward through winter, and jump right into the spring of 2020. Am I right? Sure, I'd be a little sad about missing Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. But I'd get over it real quick if next week, we could be in the stands for the home opener at Hadlock Field. The Sea Dogs just announced their schedule for the 2020 season, and I already can't wait for it.

I've only lived in Portland for four years now, but I have several fond memories associated with our AA affiliate team. I'd have to say that hands down the best memory is from this past April, when my girlfriend Kathleen and I took the field to throw out the first pitch, after which I got down on one knee right there on the pitchers mound, and asked her to marry me.

It'll be hard to top that next April, but I'm still very much looking forward to my next chance to catch a Sea Dogs game at Hadlock!