On Opening Day, Marauders win game, fans' hearts (with photo gallery)

More than 2,300 fans showed up to root for a professional baseball team they can finally call their own and begin a relationship that turns childhood friendships into lifelong loyalties.

The Bradenton Marauders made their debut Thursday night, and everyone who uses a Manatee County zip code now has a team that belongs to them.

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