It is 12:09 am on Thursday morning May 29th. We just wrapped up our 8th game of our 9 game road trip with a horrible loss of 19-4. Sorry I have not updated in a while but there just hasnt’ been a ton of time to update. Instead of giving you something that happened each day, I am going to just talk about things that have happened on this roadtrip.
First the bus is amazing. It is a sleeper bus that has plasma tv’s with Satellite and each bed has it’s own mini tv with dvd player. It is the best bus I have ever been on and it has made traveling a lot easier. You can fall asleep and then next thing you know your at your destination. Definately a nice perk I was not expecting.
Life on the road is hard for a baseball team. First the hotels are not the greatest ones and are not really located in good areas with a bunch of restaurants. We have to make bus trips every day to a mall to be able to get some sort of lunch. While it does not effect me as much you can tell it takes a toll on the players. Most places are supposed to supply the team with food after the game but on one stop they didn’t and that made some people unhappy. So it is not a great life to be traveling on the road.
Now for the story that everyone has been talking about. The Laredo Broncos traded 10 bats for a pitcher named John Odom. First off, that was not the original idea for the trade. I know exactly what it was supposed to be originally for. I don’t want to say it cause I don’t know if some random person might read it. If you want to know call my cell or text me. But the guy is a very nice guy and he has been through a lot of hell dealing with all the media. On our off day on Monday they interviewed him one ESPN’s First Take. It is amazing how much mainstream coverage this has gotten. It is something that I couldn’t belive when I first heard it and still think it is pretty cool. What are the odds that I would be working for a team that does this. Just unreal.
Well now the team is 7-7 on the season. If they could get some consistent pitching this team would be easily in first place. The hitting is awesome on this team but besides 2 solid starters and 1 pretty solid starter and only 1 or 2 good arm in the pens, we are in need of pitching help. The one thing that is really killing us is runs with 2 outs. Today only we gave up 9 runs in an inning and the first two guys batting that inning made outs. It is just insane. Till we get some better pitching this team is going to be nothing more than a .500 team. Fortunately that is what is happening to most teams in our league so we are still in it.
Well that is all I got. Hope all is well with everyone back home. I am liking to see the Cubs doing so well. I just wish I could be up there going to some more games. Oh well that is what September is for. Well have a good one everyone and talk to you later.