Saturday, September 11, 2010
J.R. Towles- Astros and Lexington Legends
On September 2nd, the Lexington legends inducted JR Towles into their Hall of Fame.
This was very cool because JR has spent a good amount of time playing with the Astros at the highest level.
Those of us that have followed the Legends for some time, remember seeing him at games and chatting with him.
I remember him coming off as a humble, scrappy player who packed a punch. I remember thinking that he had "it." Each year you look for those players that pack a punch, and seem motivated to make it. JR was at the top of my list of players likely to get to the show.
The Legends had a night devoted to him. He came out and made a nice short speech. I thought it was very cool that his wife got to throw out a first pitch, with JR again behind the Lexington home plate to catch it.
It was very cool of JR to make it back to Lexington for the night. All Legends fans can claim JR as one of our own!