While sports leagues across the country remain at a standstill as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, Bethesda Big Train is filling the baseball void in Montgomery County.
Bethesda Big Train is launching a summer programming series with “NOpening Night” on Friday, June 5. The mock opening night will feature a simulated first pitch, player introductions, and fan testimonials about Bethesda Big Train.
Friday night’s live stream will also include a radio broadcast of last summer’s league championship victory.
The popular summer collegiate team hopes that the video series will satisfy content-starved baseball fans in the Montgomery County community, despite an absence of on the field action.
“Our fans are used to going out to home games two or three times a week in June and July so we’re going to give them Big Train TV instead,” said Bruce Adams, founder of Bethesda Community Baseball Club
Big Train TV will have programming on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays throughout the summer. Between long form interviews with former players, replaying some of Big Train’s classic games, and promotional offers for fans, Adams is hoping to keep Bethesda’s fans engaged.
“We’re deeply invested in serving the community and that’s another reason why it makes sense to be doing this kind of programming this summer,” he said.
Even though the Big Train won’t be taking the field this season, Adams is already looking ahead to 2021.
“We’re getting ready to put on a show in 2021, hoping that health officials declare that we can have crowds, we can have games again, then we hope to fill Shirley Povich Field every night next summer.”