Feb. 13, 2007
The Notre Dame baseball program held its annual Opening Night Dinner on Monday, Feb. 12, in the Joyce Center Fieldhouse (free archived video and photo gallery linked below). Another capacity crowd was on hand and was treated to memorable comments from Irish head coach Dave Schrage, former Notre Dame standout and two-time World Series champion Craig Counsell, and current Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland. An overview of the dinner, including excepted comments, also will be posted later this week on und.com. A link to the complete video recap of the dinner is included below, as are convenient links to the comments of each primary speaker:
Complete Video of the Baseball Opening Night Dinner - Watch Now!
Coach Schrage Opening Night Dinner Remarks - Watch Now!
Craig Counsell Opening Night Dinner Remarks - Watch Now!
Jim Leyland Opening Night Dinner Remarks - Watch Now!
2007 Opening Night Dinner Photo Gallery
Also note that an archive of 12 previous Notre Dame baseball photo galleries - dating back to the 2002 College World Series - is available via the link below:
Index of recent Notre Dame baseball photo galleries (2002-07; 12 total galleries)
Some of the more noteworthy photo galleries in the archive include the following:
2005 Opening Night Dinner Photo Gallery (Roger Clemens and Brad Lidge)
2004 Opening Night Dinner Photo Gallery (John Grisham and Steve Stanley)
2003 Opening Night Dinner Photo Gallery (Jim Hendry)
2002 College World Series team ring ceremony (Sept. 2002)
2002 College World Series win over Rice