Aug 6, 2011

Governor in Farmington for Baseball Tournament

Susana Martinez
The Daily Times - FARMINGTON — It's the time of year many wait patiently for, plan vacations around and even stake out a parking place days in advance in anticipation of. The Connie Mack World Series is finally here, and there's no better way to kick off such a treasured summertime tradition than with ceremonies fit for baseball royalty. Held annually at Farmington's Ricketts Park, the Connie Mack World Series has seen its fair share of famous faces and golden gloves, and this year is no different from the last. New Mexico's governor, Susana Martinez, traveled to the Four Corners prior to the start of the series to visit with local businesses and was thrilled to stick around for the parade and opening night festivities, where she threw out the first pitch. "I was here for the series last year," Martinez said in an interview with The Daily Times Editorial Board on Friday. "To see the crowd and all the excitement ... I had never realized just what a big event this is." When given the choice of whether to throw out the first pitch or to sing the National Anthem, the governor was quick to respond. "Definitely throw the first pitch," she asserted. "It's phenomenal what kind of baseball event is put on here. And to throw the ball in front of all those people ... are you kidding me?" And a good choice she made as her pitch cleared the plate, not quite a strike, but good enough to get the 7,000 or so people in the stands cheering. Read full story here: News New Mexico

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