The Northwest Arkansas Naturals hosted their annual Hot Stove Luncheon in Springdale Monday to preview the 2019 season.
The pre-season event featured special guests from the Naturals and the Royals to give insight on the upcoming year. They participated in a Q&A with Naturals radio broadcaster Benjamin Kelly.
“Our new field manager is here, Daryl Kennedy, is here this year along with the Royals Assistant Manager J.J. Piccolo, and we always view this as kind of our unofficial kick off, if you will, to our new season,” said Justin Cole, Naturals general manager.
The Naturals will return to Arvest Ballpark on Thursday, April 4 to host the Springfield Cardinals on opening night of the 2019 season.