As the teams were warming up, some of the pitchers that wouldn't be playing in the game came and sat along the edge of the arena and were signing autographs. Anna went down and although we didn't have anything for them to autograph, Merril Kelly kindly agreed to a picture.
Because it was Military Appreciation Night, the local recruiters and guys from the base played a big part in the pre-game. The OTS candidates came onto the field followed by 145 new recruits that took the Oath of Enlistment from Lt. General Fadok, the President and Commander of Air University. An Air Force major sang the National Anthem and then there was a 21 gun salute, and a flyover by two F-15's.