So far so good with our team and how things are going, it looks like we’re coming together. Our record might not be the best in the league (15-13 in third place in our division) but our team chemistry is starting to really come together which is something that is needed to win championships, not to mention our offense is the league leader in just about every category you can imagine.
A lot has happened in past week or so that I haven’t seen in really happen in baseball except in a movie. I guess I was just naive and thought it could actually happen. For instance we played The timber Rattlers the minor league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks were they had a soft line drive hit to right field with Rattlers runners on first and second, it just so happens they were stealing on the play and saw it down (the soft line drive) so the third base coach waived them home. Kyle Russell in right field by now comes up throwing home with a good solid throw and our catcher comes up with it to his surprise there are two runners coming at him like on major league the movie. One dives one way outside to his left and tony tags him and the other goes inside and we tag him as well. Double play, asking around the dugout if anyone had ever seen it in person not even our pitching coach Danny Darwin who pitched 21 years in the big leagues could say he’d ever seen it happen. On the same road trip on our next stop I found my scoreless streak end as well. We were playing Beloit WI the Minor league affiliet of the Twins and with 2 outs in the bottom of the 8th inning I threw a first pitch fastball and left it up and the big lefty hit a homerun. All streaks are ment to end and now I’m looking to get another one going after all it’s a long year.
After we got home now we have a weeklong home stretch so I’m happy to sleep in my own bed and not have to ride out on those 10 hour bus trips! Lol. Even though our house is quite small with a creepy basement out of a horror movie its still were we lay our heads at night and call home so will enjoy getting a couple more nights here then usual.
And as for the Manny talk I don’t know what to make of the allegations, I mean I know that he did fail for something that was banned on the list (which is endless, I mean you can actually fail for red bull if you take it before your drug test) but I don’t know exactly what to think because I don’t know what the affects are of the so called female fertility drug HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin. So he’s guilty, but not for using steroids….. It’s all a big mess with these tests but unfortunately it’s a part of our game now days and just leaves you to wonder whose next and if Jose Conseco did save the sport…..
The thought of Conseco saving baseball is both a scary thought (he is right?) and a good thing. As a parent of teenaged boys – it is a very difficult thing to explain to them why players would take drugs. Make sure you always check things out with your team before you take anything! And a double play at home? I’ve never heard of such a thing! Good luck and stay healthy.
I really enjoyed watching you playing this season. Thanks.