Adam Conley missed out on all those fun military-related activities with his Miami Marlins teammates. After all, he had a game to pitch.
He wound up leaving Fort Bragg Field with the memory of a lifetime — a victory in front of thousands of cheering troops.
Conley pitched six strong innings and the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Sunday night in a game played in a temporary ballpark on a U.S. Army post.
"I know, for me, this has been my favorite place to ever pitch in my life," Conley said. "This is the most memorable place I've ever pitched. ... An absolute honor that it falls on my day and that I get to start here."