Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 1

Due to the possibility of inclement weather on Tuesday (Day 2), they changed the schedule around to play the evaluation game (shortened to 5 innings) in the morning, and then we played our first league game in the afternoon. All league games are 7 inning games.

Here is a picture of my locker in the Pirate City clubhouse:

For the evaluation, I was put on team 7 and was penciled in to play right field. At the plate I went 0 for 2, grounding into a fielder's choice and flying out to left field. On defense, I made one running catch and almost had an assist on a play at the plate on a base hit. Unfortunately, our catcher did not tag the runner crossing the plate.

I was then drafted onto Team Waner, coached by Dave Giusti and Gene Clines. In the afternoon league game versus the Team Wagner (field 4, 3:15pm), I went 2 for 4, grounding into a fielder's choice, hitting a bloop single to score a run, hitting another single, and then grounding out with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the 7th inning with our team trailing by a score of 9 to 6.

So needless to say I am totally bummed out.


  1. hey sounds like you are having an awesome time. who are all of the coaches who are there this year, i went last year but couldnt go this year

  2. My coaches are Gene Clines and Dave Giusti, the coaches of the other teams that I can remember right off the top of my head are Steve Blass, Bill Mazeroski, Grant Jackson, Dave Cash, Manny Sanguillen, Bruce Kison, Bob Robertson, Bob Johnson, John Candelaria, Bob Veale, Richie Hebner, Jackie Hernandez, and Milt May.

  3. Oh wow, how could I have possibly forgotten Bill Virdon.