The Frisco RoughRiders are starting another season of minor league baseball in Frisco on Thursday.
The RoughRiders play the Springfield Cardinals, with gates to Dr Pepper Ballpark open at 6 p.m. and a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.
Honoring Fallen Little Elm Police Detective Jerry Walker
-- Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison will throw out the first pitch
-- the Little Elm Police Honor Guard will present the colors
-- a video tribute planned for Det. Walker
-- Walker died in the line of duty on Jan. 17.
-- The RoughRiders recently made a $3,000 donation to the Jerry Walker Fund
-- A Pass the Boot donation drive will take place in Dr Pepper Ballpark during the game on Opening Day
A six game homestand begins Thursday night. The Choctaw Lazy River maintains warm waters year-round since it’s heated. The Lazy River Pool Party is $39 and you float the river in the outfield, get a special free Riders towel and have an all-you-can-eat menu.