Kernels mingle with some of their fans

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- Fans got a chance to get to know some of the Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball team Tuesday afternoon.

The team held their annual "Meet the Kernels" night where they mingled with fans before doing a short workout under the lights of Perfect Game Field. Fans also got a chance to see some of the new Kernels merchandise at the stadium's shop. The teams manager says it's nice to see so many people supporting the local team.

"It's exciting for the players and the team to have all of these fans come out and support us tonight. We're getting ready to start the season and just to see the support from the Cedar Rapids community is good," Brian Dinkelman, Cedar Rapids Kernels manager, said.

The Kernels home opener is Thursday and people can watch that live on KCRG 9.2.