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On paper, it was supposed to be a good year for the 2017 Norfolk Tides. While the roster may boast prospects and a handful of former Major Leaguer's, it hasn't quite lived up to its billing. On the bright side, there's no where to go but up.

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 It's become customary for Tides manager Ron Johnson to throw his hat into the crowd after an ejection. It was no different In a game against Columbus, Thursday, July 2, 2017 at Harbor Park in Norfolk. 

It's become customary for Tides manager Ron Johnson to throw his hat into the crowd after an ejection. It was no different In a game against Columbus, Thursday, July 2, 2017 at Harbor Park in Norfolk. 

 Tides manager Ron Johnson throws his hat into the stands after being ejected in his team's 2-1 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Thursday, July 26, 2017 at Harbor Park in Norfolk. 

Tides manager Ron Johnson throws his hat into the stands after being ejected in his team's 2-1 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Thursday, July 26, 2017 at Harbor Park in Norfolk. 

 While on-deck, Norfolk's Chris Johnson greets his 18-month-old son Greyson and wife Tia in a 6-1 loss to Durham, Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Harbor Park in Norfolk.

While on-deck, Norfolk's Chris Johnson greets his 18-month-old son Greyson and wife Tia in a 6-1 loss to Durham, Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Harbor Park in Norfolk.

 Kempsville shortstop Drew Duplain dives for a ball that would drop in for a base hit during the Chiefs' 8-0 win over Gloucester in the 5A South Region quarterfinals, Monday, May 29, 2017 at Hickory High School. The hit was just one of three that Kempsville starter Mitchell Huffman gave up. 

Kempsville shortstop Drew Duplain dives for a ball that would drop in for a base hit during the Chiefs' 8-0 win over Gloucester in the 5A South Region quarterfinals, Monday, May 29, 2017 at Hickory High School. The hit was just one of three that Kempsville starter Mitchell Huffman gave up. 

  Tides catcher Francisco Pena tags out Louisville's Jesse Winker after centerfielder Craig Gentry threw a strike to home during the Tides' 4-3 walk off win, Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Harbor Park. 

 Tides catcher Francisco Pena tags out Louisville's Jesse Winker after centerfielder Craig Gentry threw a strike to home during the Tides' 4-3 walk off win, Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Harbor Park. 

 Norfolk's Pedro Alvarez points skyward before touching home plate after he hit a long homerun in the bottom of the fourth inning in a 6-1 loss to Durham, Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Harbor Park in Norfolk. 

Norfolk's Pedro Alvarez points skyward before touching home plate after he hit a long homerun in the bottom of the fourth inning in a 6-1 loss to Durham, Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Harbor Park in Norfolk. 

 Princess Anne standout Hanna Crist is the 2017 All-Tidewater Softball Player of the Year. 

Princess Anne standout Hanna Crist is the 2017 All-Tidewater Softball Player of the Year. 

 Tides right fielder Chris Dickerson leaps but can't make the catch off the bat of Louisville's Darnell Sweeney in the top of the third inning and the missed ball would plate a run for the Bats, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Harbor Park in Norfolk. 

Tides right fielder Chris Dickerson leaps but can't make the catch off the bat of Louisville's Darnell Sweeney in the top of the third inning and the missed ball would plate a run for the Bats, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Harbor Park in Norfolk. 

 Tides third baseman Chris Johnson, right, home plate umpire Jerry Riggs, left, and Louisville manager Delino Deshields watch as the ball slowly rolls foul during the Tides' 3-1 win, Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Harbor Park in Norfolk. 

Tides third baseman Chris Johnson, right, home plate umpire Jerry Riggs, left, and Louisville manager Delino Deshields watch as the ball slowly rolls foul during the Tides' 3-1 win, Thursday, June 29, 2017 at Harbor Park in Norfolk.