06/08/16 - 7:50pm
This isn’t a baseball season, it’s an endurance contest.
The Peninsula Oilers begin a whirlwind tour today when they kick off their 43rd season of play in the Alaska Baseball League.
Tonight’s opening game — a 7 p.m. contest against the Mat-Su Miners, who lost to the Anchorage Bucs in the Top of the World Series last season, at Coral Seymour Memorial park — is just the first of a heavy season of action. The Oilers are scheduled to play 60 games in 57 days, including seven doubleheaders. That leaves exactly five days off this summer for the Oilers, barring rain-outs.