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Rockland Boulders play ball on opening day

Rockland Boulders players Dan Sausville, left, and Jerod

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) Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Spectators buy tickets for the Rockland Boulders opening-day
Photo 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
Photo 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
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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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Rockland Boulders pitcher Evan Stermer signs an autograph
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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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Steve LaRosa, of Montgomery, with the Vietnam Veterans
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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
Photo 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
Photo 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
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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
Photo 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)

Rockland Boulders mascots walk past members of the
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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
Photo 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
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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,
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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
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)

Events are underway for the Rockland Boulders opening-day
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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 prepare the stadium for the
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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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