Yes, I fully expect that things will start dropping off any day now. I'm talking about links to this little blog. I appreciate all the folks that have been linking. But, I realize that few people care about a Class A baseball team in Columbus, Georgia.
But I do.
And I appreciate the other baseball fans that can understand my obsession with the sport. And with my local team,
The home stand ended on a good note for the Catfish. They took Wednesday's game 10-4. The bats came alive, plus they capitalized on some Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees) mistakes. It was nice to see the breaks go the locals' way for a change. Over the course of a season, it averages out.
After the loss Tuesday, it was going to be difficult on Wednesday. First of all, the game started at 11:00 AM. But they did that so students from several area elementary schools could attend and make it back to school in time for parents to pick them up. And several buses of students showed up. And they seemed to have a good time. It was great hearing all the kids cheering and stomping their feet and generally enjoying a baseball game.
Our group at work went to the game too. We have a half-day off-site session every six months. And things fell together for us to have it at the ballpark. It was great. Well, I thought so.
Dan didn't play today. He got a well-deserved rest, his first in 10 games. Luke was at shortstop and went 1-3 with 1 run and one RBI.
They took 2 of 3 from Charleston, one of the top teams in the division. And they felt pretty good about it. Also, since the game ended before 2:00 PM, they had nearly a half-day off as a team. That was the first such day for most of the players since the start spring training. They were looking forward to the small respite.
Thursday is the start of a 4-game series with Rome (Braves) at Rome. If they play like they've been playing, and if they get their share of breaks, they might make the next four days miserable for Rome.
I hope so.
One question to the baseball fans: How's your team doing?