COLUMBUS, Ohio The best thing about late January/early February in Columbus? The start of the Ohio State University baseball season is just around the corner and that means the team’s traditional start-me-up to the season the annual Meet the Team Luncheon isn’t far away either. This year, the event is set for 11:45 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Holiday Inn on the Lane.

The Meet the Team Luncheon is a chance to meet the members of the 2009 Ohio State team, pick up schedule cards, posters and autographs, and hear coach Bob Todd talk about the fortunes for the 2009 team. There’s a delicious meal, too, as well as opportunities to obtain Ohio State baseball gear through the Buckeye Diamond Club, the baseball team’s booster organization.
Tickets for this year’s event are $ 25.00. To order tickets, send a check to the Buckeye Diamond Club (P.O. Box 1674 / Columbus, Ohio 43216). For more information about the event, please call the Ohio State baseball office at 614-292-1075.
There are a limited number of rooms available at the Holiday Inn. Rooms are available for $99 per night for those out-of-town guests. For room reservations call 614-294-4848 and mention the Buckeye Diamond Club luncheon.

The Holiday Inn is located at 328 W. Lane Avenue across from St. John Arena.