Mighty Mussels Announce Manager for Inaugural Season
FORT MYERS, Fla.– After over a year without baseball, the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are two weeks away from their inaugural season.
The team was already thrown a curve ball having to replace their new manager in March but yesterday the team announced his replacement.
When new Mighty Mussels manager Aaron Sutton stepped down in March the next call went to hitting coach Bryan Meyer.
“To be honest with you it was like a little giggle,” Meyer said.
Meyer learning he would now be the man in charge of the leading the Mighty Mussels in 2021.
“I walked into the kitchen and my wife goes ‘So?’ And I said I am the manager and we both just kind of laughed. We were both just really kind of speechless and kind of giggling over the excitement of it,” Meyer said.
The team promoting him from hitting coach to manager, bringing over a decade of college experience to the dugout and plenty of excitement to get back to advancing his players careers at the next level.
“We are in the player development system. Our job is to develop players as much as we want to see them in Fort Myers for a long time our job is to get them to Cedar Rapids,” Meyer said.
It’s more than just developing players and moving them on for the new manager. It’s the sights, sounds and smells of baseball that gets him most excited for the start of the year.
”I’m excited to see fans in the ball parks to watch these guys, to hear the roar of the crowd, to smell hot dogs in the stadium you know to be heckled. Like all that stuff,” Meyer said.
After over 18 months away this new era could not come any faster.
“It is going to be really excited. Everyone is going to be really fired up. It’s easy to get fired up for opening day no matter what year it is but especially this year it is going to be super special,” Meyer said.
The teams first game will be on May 4th with their home opener May 11th.
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