Andrew Brouillette has never had it so good in the summer.
That’s just the way the Nashville Outlaws’ management wanted it. The first-year summer collegiate team set out to give its players the best of everything in the Prospect League – the best city, the best home field, even the best uniforms.
“They look good,,” Brouillette, a catcher from LSU-Shreveport, said. “And they’re light – that’s the big thing when you’re playing in the summer because it’s so hot. Most of the time you just get a T-shirt. (The Outlaws) were able to make it look good but keep it cool at the same time.
“You don’t get much quality like this for a summer team. We’re really blessed.”
Whether or not they actually have the best team will be determined over the next two months of competition.
The Outlaws open their season Friday and make their home debut Tuesday at Vanderbilt’s Hawkins Field.
“We were lucky to put together a pretty good team, I feel like, especially on the pitching side of things,” coach Brian Ryman said. “… One of your selling points is, ‘Hey, you’ve got a great city with country music and lots of stuff to do, an amazing ball park.’
“I told them the other night, we’re going to play in the best ballpark in the whole league.”