A GREAT view of the field at AT&T Park in Chattanooga during their pre-season open house!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Wild Pitches

A couple of people sent me emails about a technical issue or two on this site.  Thanks for letting me know!  I think thats corrected......

The Reds Caravan is going on right now!  Check that out!  There is a stop in Lexington on Sunday....

I found a cool article I thought I should link to about the NYPL.  I love this league and I used to catch Scrappers games a lot when I lived near Cleveland.  The parks are smaller, and the towns in the league are pretty friendly.

The Williamsport Crosscutters are offering free tickets to local hockey fans who bought tickets to see a team that folded.  Check out the article form the sun gazette, they do a great job of covering the story.


Thumbs up to the Crosscutters for taking care of sports fans in Williamsport!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sid Roberson 1995 Brewers

Sid Roberson spent about 5 years in professional baseball, making it to the majors in 1995 with the Brewers.

He recently answered a few questions for me!

Sid tells me that he follows the Cardinals these days, and that he doesn't follow his old team, the Brewers.

He says that his favorite current player is Josh Hamilton, and his favorite former player is Greg Maddox.

I asked him what he thought of playing at AAA New Orleans and he says that he loved it!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Wild Pitches

It is a little slow at the moment on my end.  Not a lot of baseball stuff going on right now....

I DID want to mention that it looks like a new independent league is trying to put things together for the 2013 season.  It looks to be mostly an Ohio league.  Here is a link to their site:


I also wanted to mention that there will be THREE professional indoor football teams in Kentucky this year!!!  I am especially excited about Owensboro having a team this year.


The Owensboro Rage begin play on January 25th at home.  Owensboro is a good market, and I am sure this team will do well.  They are part of the Continental Football League,


along with teams in Louisville


and Pikeville.


If you live in Owensboro, Louisville or Pikeville, please get out and get to a few games!  The teams appreciate your support, and its good for the community!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

CC Sabathia

How can you not love CC? Great guy all the way around.
I was never able to catch him as he came up through the minors, though I saw his old team, the Scrappers, a lot.
He did great with the Tribe where he was teammates with another of my all time favorite pitchers, Cliff Lee.
Cleveland brought him up, but, like many players, they really could not afford to keep him, so in 08 he was dealt to the Brewers.
With the Brewers, he pitched effectively and excessively pitching about every 3 days.
The Brewers couldn't afford him either, and he landed in 09 with the Yankees. I do like seeing CC win, and I do cheer for him, though it is generally hard to cheer for pinstripes.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Charles Gipson

Charles Gipson spent 14 years in professional baseball, playing pretty much every infield or outfield position except 1st.

He sent a great note to me recently about his career.

Mr. Gipson tells me that he still follows two of his former teams, the Astros and the Mariners.  His favorite former player is Ken Griffey.

I asked about some of the minor league towns he played in, and he says he enjoyed his time in Durham and Memphis, but Round Rock was the best!

I asked Charles if he ever contributed to a book, and he mentions Mike Cameron's children's book.

Concerning Kentucky, he says that all minor league players love Kentucky because of the bat company in Louisville!  You can get your own bats made!