EUREKA (May 25) — The Humboldt Crabs were honored Tuesday by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors for 67 consecutive years as a valued member of the local community.
The proclamation was given by District 3 Supervisor Mark Lovelace, who spoke of his own love for Crabs baseball.
"It's realy one of the things that I enjoy most about living here in Humboldt County," said Lovelace. "Every game is always a great event. You get so caught up in how much fun it is that you almost forget the fact that it's really great baseball too."
Anyone thinking Tuesday was going to be just another Board of Supervisors meeting was surely jarred out of their early morning haze as the World Famous Crab Grass Band opened the day's proceedings with the Star Spangled Banner. The band also finished up the Crabs' presentation with their classic rendition of Elvira.
Crabs President Matt Filar read a statement to the Board, and then presented the board with a signed bat and some Crabs hats. Lovelace joked that "I guess that's one of the advantages of being a wood-bat league is that you can get that (bat) through security," prompting laughs from those in attendance.
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