Several dozen fans lined the Pensacola International Airport concourse Sunday to greet the 2013 Pensacola Blue Wahoos. (PHOTO: Karah Heal, 6)
“It felt like we just won the World Series and came back to our hometown; it was incredible,” Donald Lutz told reporters after arriving from the Cincinnati Reds’ baseball spring training camp in Goodyear, Ariz.
Six-year-old Karah Heal of Pensacola held a sign with a message for the arriving players: “Hey Wahoos, look down: I’m your No. 1 baseball fan.” Her parents, Sean and Kelly Heal, grandparents Joe and Holly Walsh, and booster Denise Hemenway held a banner welcoming the team.
“It’s a lot of fun,” said Joe Walsh, decked out in dark blue Blue Wahoos shirt and cap, of supporting the city’s professional baseball team. “We decided to make a day of it for the family.”
Kourage Kundahl, who administers the Twitter account @WahoosNation, said he’s enjoyed being a booster.
“It’s a great way to interact with the players other than at the ballpark,” he said.
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