July 2009

Catching up. ( Let me know what u would like to hear from a minor leaguer and what go’s on in our day)

Well it has been awile since my last post, and alot has happend since… I ended my season with the Great Lakes Loons by making my first apperence in an all star game in Clinton Iowa, I was promotted promtly after the all star break to our new AA affiliet the Chattanooga Lookouts and am now here with the team and trying to find the same success that i had earlier this year.

 

Before leaving midland our team cought fire there winning the last 10-11 games, That team is built to win and that indeed is starting to come around. I dont know if we just hadent believed earlyr this year  but it seemed like things just started to click and our team started to really take stride. More inpressively it seemed like everyone on the pitching staff was having a friendly competition for who was going to throw best, making our guys come out and really strive to shut down the oppsition. Not to mention our bats coming around like they had been, just more frequently in big situations, as a matter afact the last game we lost before the break i think fans thought it was over before they knew… we were down 9-2 in the 8th inning, when it seemed we would fold like before, things got interesting having us come back and score 6 leaving the tying run on 2nd base in the 9th. We didnt score but i think that game will set the pace for our second half due to now we believe we can play with anyone at anytime.

 

We didnt clinch a playoff spot in the first half i think due to the fact that we were to many games behind them when we cought our stride. There should be no reason that we cant continue our seccess in the second half and really make things hard for the league when were in town after the all star game break.

 

making the all star game this year was really cool. I have never made a minor league all atar game so it was really awesome to get the chance to go out and show my stuff against the best bats in the league. There were to many pitchers at the game and they wanted to get everyone in so i had the chance to throw to 2 batters and stuck out the first guy and got the second one to roll over into a ground out to short. Over all the event was a great time and we all got a chance to meet new guys from new teams and see what some of the others guys around the league were like. I look forward to my new challange in AA and look to keep you guys posted.

 

 

JG’s Daily Notes:

 

Shout-Out to a Fallen Comrade – Shouting out to my main casino buddy Joe Jones. Joe … i cant even come close to describing in one paragraph. He was a great teammate no other way of describing it, a man who would do anything in the world for you, whether it be an early ride to the field, a pregame game of big duece or a delicious late night snack, Joe was the man. He is missed in the Dodger’s clubhouse, but i know he will do just fine with whatever life throws his way.  

 

Congrats –  To my new roomate but not so new teamate. Matt Sartor, Sart piece was chosen to his first pro all star game as well. Hes a great bullpen guy with great stuff. Congrats and well earned roomie.

 

Did you know –  Farm Town on facebook is probably the coolest pass the time game created. look me up and become my neighbor. WARNING – its addicting

 

Movie of the Month- (I know its alittle old now but….) The Hangover, its rated R but if ur in the mood for a good ADULT Comedy, its definitly worth your time. Check it out … let me know what u think.