Monday, August 6, 2007

Final Season Blog Entry

The 2007 season is over, and I for one have enjoyed every moment. I would like to personally thank all the Railroader players & coaches, fans, and owners for a great season of baseball. There are game memories galore to remember with pleasure. We would like to hear from you too, our loyal readers. We hope you have enjoyed the season and all that it stands for, good wholesome fun!

This final blog entry also serves as a place for everyone to express they appreciation to the Railroaders and their organization. For content purposes, all posted comments will be reviewed before posting. “Thank You” to all who have supported this effort in 2007!

Playoffs end with a derail …but what a ride!

Well, with too much pressure in the engine we derailed the train and we came up just short of the station. Still a great regular season, and post-season playoffs have given everyone lots to cheer and feel good about. So hold your heads high, boys! Regular season Champs is pretty good in my book and you’re still #1 in my book. Those Greyhounds ran hard in post season, but we kept it neck and neck the whole way, hats off to them. We both got our glory, which seems appropriate for the 2 top teams. I’m sure next season the excitement will be back and so will the Railroaders and Greyhounds. The drama is over for now, but next year will be here before we know it.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

First and foremost

Congratulations to the U.C. Greyhounds on winning the Kit League Championship. It was a hard fought victory but they pulled it out in the end. Congratulations to the Fulton Railroaders on their fine season. 32-18 regular season and a 3-4 postseason is not too bad of a deal. We would have like to have a championship but will settle for 2nd place. The RRs will be back next year but unfortunately I will not. Picking up the family and heading off to greener pastures. Mcminnville, be exact. I will miss the excitement of being at the ballpark and the thrill of baseball season. But thanks to a fantastic webmaster I can keep up with the RRs next season and every season thereafter. I will be in Oregon but my hometeam and town is still here in Fulton. Go RRs.

Signing off,

Post Season Drama . . Down to the Wire . . .

We don’t have the Superbowl in our area, but the closest thing to it will happen at Lohaus Field tonight! Just as in the regular season race for the KIT league pennant, the first post-season playoff race is neck and neck with one game to go. The Railroader players and fans were stoked up last night and evened up the final best of 3 series at 1 with the Greyhounds. Our pitching and defense didn’t require me to climb “Little Monster” to stop opposing homeruns, so I was able to enjoy the game from under the grandstand. That bases loaded 1-2-3 doubleplay in the 7th was great to stop the Hounds from their last biggest threat of the game. And our one well-placed homerun shot by Zak in the 1st earned the game winning RBI and forced the dogs to chase us all night.

One more game, and boy will it be a good one! The hounds are running and the train is smokin’, let’s keep the boiler hot and throw the throttle wide open. The final stretch is before us and we’re almost there. You don’t want to miss this one!

A word on sportsmanship; cheering your players on is proper and important to the players. Yelling at the opponents’ players is rude and uncalled for. As Railroaders, we should strive not to lower ourselves to that level, even though it is tempting at times when hearing it being done to our players. We can win without it, maybe they think they can’t.