Back On The Road


      Well, at this point the season is definetly starting to set in.  Guys are settling into a routine and life on the road again.  After today, we’ll have played 16 games and 12 of them will have been on the road.   For some odd reason the schedule designer thought it would be good to schedule a bunch of 4 day road trips instead of 8.  Meaning, we are on the road for 4, then go home for 4, then back on the road for 4 ect. ect.  Don’t ask me what he was thinking, but you never feel like you get to home and settle in for a few days.  Makes for terrible travel and you feel like every other day you are in the air going somewhere else. It makes no sense to me or any of my teamates.   Oh we like to say in the minor leagues…”If you don’t like, play better!”  Many things in this game don’t make sense but you just have to learn to deal with them, be happy you have a job doing what you love and move on.

    Today we’ll finish of a 4 game series with the Round Rock Exress.  I always love coming back here, as I was a member of the Express in 00′, 01′ and 04′.  I was a member of the innaugural season in 2000, when we won the Texas league title.  Nolan Ryan is a primary owner of the club, with his sons Reid and Reese basically running the show around there.  They do a fantastic job and its without a doubt one of the nicest facilities in the minor leagues for a player and the fans.

  This is the 10yr anniversary of the Express and they decided to put together a “All Decade team”  It was an honor to be chosen as the SS.  Some other notable names on the team were; Brad Lidge, Roy Oswalt, Luke Scott, Hunter Pence and Mike Coolbaugh. 

All for now..




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