One of our local baseball teams is off to a hot start this season.
The Dubois County Bombers, who play in the Prospect League, are undefeated. A new addition to the team this year just may be their lucky charm.
With a 6-0 record, the Dubois County Bombers are hoping to stay hot as they pack up and head off to their next game. And the team is traveling in style.
"We have actually a very nice, beautiful bus," said Kolin, a Bombers player.
Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder, and this revamped 1982 school bus gets a lot of looks.
"You just kind of see 'em thinking, like you can tell they're thinking like, 'what in the world??'" said Adam Guinn, a Bombers outfielder.
Gary Freymiller, the Bombers General Manager and sometimes bus driver, has had some of those thoughts himself.
He bought the bus on eBay back in January for less than $6,000. Then drove it halfway across the country from Texas to Huntingburg.
For the players, the new ride is taking a little getting used to.
"That first day, I'm going to be honest with you, it was pretty hot, pretty bumpy, and wasn't too sure about it. But it's kind of growing on me a little bit," Guinn said.
"It has a little more old school feel to it and that's kind of what we're going for here in Dubois, in Huntingburg," Kolin said.
New throwback uniforms are completing that old school feeling. Freymiller says it's all part of a concept to celebrate what made the Bombers stadium famous in the first place: the movie "A League of Their Own".
"When any fans come to the game, we want them to feel like maybe they're going back in time a little bit and to kind of experience what it would have been like to go to a baseball game in the World War II time," Freymiller said.
So far, that plan seems to be working.