Abingdon resident Jerry Bainbridge sat in the stands along the first-base side of Ripken Stadium Friday evening for the opening game of his 14th season watching the Aberdeen IronBirds.
Bainbridge, 54, wore blue batting helmet with a picture of the head of a bald eagle – similar to the IronBirds' team logo – emblazoned on it, along with the word "Ironfan." He said he has been watching the local minor league baseball team since he attended the first game in 2002.
"It's great that we have a minor-league team in Harford County," he said.
Bainbridge visited the stadium Friday with his grandson Dorian as they watched the 'Birds take on the...