Somerset Patriots Celebrate Opening Day, 2018

BRIDGEWATER – Anticipation was high April 27 at TD Bank Ballpark, for the opening day festivities of the Somerset patriots’ 2018 season.

Among those in attendance were Somerset County Freeholder Bran Levine and state Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16).

And of course, the ubiquitous Sparky Lyle, the Patriots’ first manager and now manager emeritus.

The Franklin Reporter & Advocate live-streamed the festivities. Here are the videos:

Interview with Patriot’s owner, Steve Kalafer



Interview with state Sen. Kip Bateman:



Interview with Sparky Lyle:



“God Bless America” and the National Anthem:




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