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UK Baseball offers work excuse for fans who attend home opener

The Kentucky baseball team will debut its new Kentucky Proud Park in the home opener next Tuesday when neighboring Eastern Kentucky comes to town. The Cats would love to have a big crowd to watch them play for the first time in their $49 million home, but the 4 p.m. start time isn’t ideal for the working class.

Realizing his team has a scheduling conflict on its hands, UK head coach Nick Mingione is offering a work excuse for anyone who wants to play hooky to catch the home opener at the new stadium. The note reads:

To Whom It May Concern:

Please excuse ____________________ from work today. As you are probably aware, it is officially an unofficial state holiday as the Wildcats begin their first season at Kentucky Proud Park.  ____________________ will need to save all their energy and positive vibes for the game. If you do not have a team to cheer for, we invite you to watch and support this year’s Kentucky Wildcats in our pursuit of a national championship.

We appreciate your understanding. Go Cats!

It’s then signed by Nick Mingione and dated February 26, 2019, the date of the game.

Print one out for yourself and get to KPP next Tuesday.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

4 Comments for UK Baseball offers work excuse for fans who attend home opener

  1. kyinsider
    5:14 pm February 20, 2019 Permalink

    Coach Mingione is a great coach and players love him, all UK sports are as great collectively as they have ever been and Matthew Mitchell deserves a lot of credit (plz get rid of the checkerboard)

    • Duff86
      5:23 pm February 20, 2019 Permalink

      So if I get fired for an unexcused absence UK will pay for my lost salary until I find comparable work elsewhere?

    • KayutsBy90
      6:31 pm February 20, 2019 Permalink

      They won’t make the tournament again this season. Haven’t been impressed with mingione. Was successful with Henderson’s group of veterans then didn’t make the tournament last season with 11 players drafted. I know they were plagued with injuries last season but that team gave away a lot of games down the stretch that ultimately kept them out.

  2. Ridge Runner
    5:30 pm February 20, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome fun gesture UK. Brings a smile for sure.