Bama Baseball in Full Swing

Sewell-Thomas stadium will have a new scoreboard this season as the Crimson Tide attempts to defend its Southeastern Conference Championship beginning in February.

The new digital scoreboard will have messaging system as well as a video screen. It was not completely installed Tuesday night, but should be in place for the Tide's first game against Georgia State on Friday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

The team will participate in the 23rd annual Alabama Grand Slammers Preseason Barbecue and Baseball Fan Day on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007 in the Scholarship Room at Bryant-Denny Stadium from Noon until 2 p.m. (CST).

Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under). All 2007 Alabama Grand Slammers members will receive two complimentary tickets with their membership. Coach Jim Wells and the 2007 Crimson Tide baseball team will be on hand to meet and greet fans at this year's event. Fans will have the opportunity for autogprahs and photographs with the members of the Crimson Tide baseball squad. Posters, schedule cards and information about the 2007 edition of the Bama baseball team will also be available.

The Alabama Grand Slammers, founded in 1983, is the support group for the Alabama baseball team. They have contributed thousands of dollars over the years to the University of Alabama baseball program for stadium upgrades and scholarships. The club operates the Chuck Kirkham Memorial Scholarship, which is presented annually to a senior member of the UA baseball team wishing to further his education.

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