PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Sea Dogs staff is putting the finishing touches on preparations for opening day 2013.
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Hadlock Field will be the place to be Thursday night as Portland and Trenton open up the season.
Daniel Bard has spent parts of the last few seasons in Boston wearing a Red Sox uniform. He'll be beginning this year in Portland.
The former Sea Dog was a dominating reliever in the minors and at the start of his major league career.
Last year, while working to become a starter, he lost his way and has been struggling to get back to the big leagues ever since.
He hopes Portland can be a part of that process.
First pitch is set for just after 6PM.