Speech to Text for 'Thunder and Lightning' statues unveiled outside Polk-Dement Stadium
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at the new dudy noble field. the 68 million dollar renovation is complete... some bulldog baseball dignitaries helped christen the new park earlier this afternoon. giant bronze statues of will clark and rafael palmeiro were unveiled. the larger than life statues sit outside the home plate entrance of polk-dement stadium. clark and palmerio were known as thunder and lightning when they played together at msu in the early to mid 80s. their college coach, ron polk, was also in attendance. clark and palmeiro both went on to have distinguished big league careers. they both look back fondly on their time at msu. rafael palmeiro (msu baseball player, 1983-85): 'a cuban kid out of miami, scared to death. when i left, i knew this was my home. i came here and i played three years. out of my whole baseball career, coach, those were the best three years of my baseball career.' will clark (msu baseball player, 1983-85): 'even though it's changed around a little bit, i really enjoyed trying to catch a pop fly with all of the smoke from the grills coming over the top. just letting you all know that.' lost in all the excitement, is the fact that this is chris lemonis' debut with the diamond dawgs look for hilites at 10. in starkville, andy lee, wtva 9 sports. our team coverage continues in oxford... as