Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Kai Sutter, 9, Joseph Sparma, 8, and Andrew Sutter, 6 show off their colorful tongues after eating their snow cones.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Neil Bain, President of Sarasota Little League, speaks to the 654 players as well as the coaches and parents who came out for opening day.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | All 654 players took to the field during the opening day ceremony Saturday, Feb. 16, at Twin Lakes Park.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Matt Drews, former Sarasota Little League player, MLB player and now coach for Sarasota Little League, talks to the crowd during opening day.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Eli Drews, 9, runs back after catching the first pitch thrown by his dad and coach, Matt Drews.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Bay Flightâ€™s helicopter flew in and landed on one of the fields out at Twin Lakes Park during the opening day ceremony for Sarasota Little League.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Janie, Richie and Rex, 8, Smith
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Players hung their bags up in one of the dugouts prior to their first game of the Spring season.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | April Cohen with her son, Max Cohen, 12
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Players get a chance to work on their swings before the first games of the Spring season.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Neil Bain tries to get a rise out of the kids while sitting in the dunk tank Saturday, Feb. 16, during Sarasota Little Leagueâ€™s opening day.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Stone Bass, 5, has fun sliding down an inflatable slide.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Chris DeMassa, 7, practices running the bases.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Nicholas Sparma, 7, prepares to throw the ball at the dunk tank target.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Katie and Emily Hazlett, 7, enjoy their snow cones.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Selby Klano, 10, Elizabeth Bain, 9, and Isabel Bain, 5
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Stu Christensen throws balls for Jake Nash. 12, to hit during warm ups.
Sun Feb 17, 2013 | Jake Peterman, 12, catches a ball thrown by one of his teammates during warm ups.
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