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Rockland Boulders players Dan Sausville, left, and Jerod (Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Rockland Boulders players Dan Sausville, left, and Jerod Edmondson perform an elaborate handshake in the dugout before the opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Rockland Boulders play ball on opening day

Fans gather to watch the opening game of the Rockland Boulders at the stadium in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Rockland Boulders players Dan Sausville, left, and Jerod
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Rockland Boulders players Dan Sausville, left, and Jerod Edmondson perform an elaborate handshake in the dugout before the opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Fans walk to the gate before the Rockland
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Fans walk to the gate before the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Maintenance workers water the infield before the Rockland
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Maintenance workers water the infield before the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

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Spectators buy tickets for the Rockland Boulders opening-day
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Spectators buy tickets for the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Sgt. 1st Class Mary Kay Messenger, with the
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Sgt. 1st Class Mary Kay Messenger, with the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, performs the National Anthem at the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Members of the U.S. Army Garrison West Point
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Members of the U.S. Army Garrison West Point Military Police Company Honor Guard and Vietnam Veterans of Rockland County stand at attention at the Rockland Boulders opening-day game at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey, who was injured along
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey, who was injured along with her bomb-sniffing dog Rex, who has since died, throws out the first pitch at the Rockland Boulders opening-day game at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Rockland Boulders players stand during the National Anthem
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Rockland Boulders players stand during the National Anthem at the opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

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Rockland Boulders pitcher Evan Stermer signs an autograph
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Rockland Boulders pitcher Evan Stermer signs an autograph for Johnny Orlando, 11, of Putnam Valley, before the opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Friends from Congers tailgate before the Rockland Boulders
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Friends from Congers tailgate before the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Johnny Orlando, 11, of Putnam Valley, who is
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Johnny Orlando, 11, of Putnam Valley, who is a little-league pitcher, is ready to catch a fly ball at the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Members of the U.S. Army Garrison West Point
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Members of the U.S. Army Garrison West Point Military Police Company Honor Guard prepare before the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Events are underway for the Rockland Boulders opening-day
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Events are underway for the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

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Steve LaRosa, of Montgomery, with the Vietnam Veterans
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Steve LaRosa, of Montgomery, with the Vietnam Veterans of Rockland County, stands in the dugout before the start of the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Events are underway for the Rockland Boulders opening-day
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Events are underway for the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Events are underway for the Rockland Boulders opening-day
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Events are underway for the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Rockland Boulders infielder Stephen Cardullo kneels in the
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Rockland Boulders infielder Stephen Cardullo kneels in the outfield before their opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Rockland Boulders players are announced at the opening-day
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Rockland Boulders players are announced at the opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

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Rockland Boulders mascots walk past members of the
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Rockland Boulders mascots walk past members of the U.S. Army Garrison West Point Military Police Company Honor Guard at the opening-day game at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey, who was injured along
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey, who was injured along with her bomb-sniffing dog Rex, who has since died, threw the first pitch at the Rockland Boulders opening-day game at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Rockland Boulders shortstop Nick DelGuidice fields an early
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Rockland Boulders shortstop Nick DelGuidice fields an early out in the first inning of the opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Rockland Boulders pitcher Bobby Blevins, of Briarcliff Manor,
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Rockland Boulders pitcher Bobby Blevins, of Briarcliff Manor, throws a pitch in the first inning of the opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

A bank of photographers, many with a photo
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

A bank of photographers, many with a photo class, shoot the events underway for the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

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Events are underway for the Rockland Boulders opening-day
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Events are underway for the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Friends from Congers tailgate before the Rockland Boulders
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Friends from Congers tailgate before the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Friends from Congers tailgate before the Rockland Boulders
(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Friends from Congers tailgate before the Rockland Boulders opening-day game against the Newark Bears at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

Boulders players practice before opening day at the

Boulders players practice before opening day at the stadium in Pomona. (May 16, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders prepare the stadium for the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders prepare the stadium for the team's first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

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The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home
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The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders prepare the stadium for the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders prepare the stadium for the team's first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders prepare the stadium for the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders prepare the stadium for the team's first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders prepare the stadium for the
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders prepare the stadium for the team's first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

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The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home
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The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

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The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home
(Credit: Angela Gaul)

The Rockland Boulders practice for the first home game of the season at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. (May 14, 2013)

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