Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Shocking Experience

We only got thru 3 innings last night before Mother Nature decided to put an end to baseball play for the evening. The rain and fireworks from the lightning were a thrilling sight! Hope Bobcats ‘manager Fowler if feeling OK this morning after the shocking he received, I know I felt it under the grandstand. So…it’s a doubleheader tonight at the Yard and the grounds crew tells me the field will be fine for play. The first game will begin at 5 p.m. and both games will be 7 innings each. Every game in the Kitty League was called on Friday and everyone will attempt to play doubleheaders tonight. It’s time to make up for lost ground and tangle with the Cats. See you tonight at the Yard!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Out with the Dogs and In with the Cats

Well someone told be today that there were Bobcats heading our way tonight and thru Saturday. More so, they told me these cats were Blue! I suppose blue cats are more dangerous than, let’s say cats. I see the Cats did beat the Dogs twice in their first 3 game series, so they must be more aggressive than the Dogs. Well I’m here to tell you that I’m ready at the first sign of them, and I’m sure the Railroaders will be too. This will be the first time we’ve faced such critters and it’s going to be interesting. I wonder how a blue bobcat rug would look in my den under the grandstand?

With yesterday a rest day, the Railroaders have had time to put things in perspective. We’re at .500 ball with a 6-6 record, the same record we have last year after 12 games. After we scrap the Bobcats this weekend, we will have seen them all and we’ll only get better when we face them again later in the season. The race is a long way from the finish and we have the players to get to the finish line first. Time to start building the steam pressure up, Boys!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No more shock treatment, please!

Those Hounds came back and bit us good on Tuesday. I still can’t understand how we allowed them such a wild time at the Yard. It just goes to show you that you can’t turn your backs on those dogs cause they’ll get you every time. There’s no game in this league you can except to win without maintaining your focus and poise. Well, we split the 2 game series with Union City and we’ll face them again 8 more times before the season is over. Let’s be better next time and tie them up tight so they can’t run the bases. And one more thing, 16 men left on base is not going to get it done.

Wednesday’s a day off for us to lick our wounds and with the Marion Bobcats coming to town on Thursday for 3 games over 3 nights, let’s get ready to do some damage on them. We’re tied with them in 3rd and 4 games back of the lead. The Firebirds finally beat the Bobcats, their first win of the season, on Tuesday. Congrats and thanks to the Birds for helping us maintain our position. We’re going to have to come up with more victories this home stand to keep pace with the Oilers who have now won 8 straight games leading the league and 4 games ahead of us. Let’s get this engine fired up and keep the pressure up for every opponent we face!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I like big bats and lots of RBIs.

Now that’s what I call a turnabout in play! We need to maintain this track and head of steam all the way through this home stand. It’s good the see the Railroaders home and looking good. I wonder if the players didn’t get some bad food on that last road trip, because Monday performance at the Yard was awesome. I think the next time they go on the away again, I’ll pack them some grub to take. But that’s not until next week, so its time to win some ballgames at home. Tuesday the Hounds will be back for seconds and we’d better pile it on again. Then the Bobcats come to town on Thursday for 3 more nights of ball. These guys are tied with us now in 3rd and it’s our chance to put them behind us and gain ground towards the lead. We need everyone out at Lohaus the whole week to keep this train fired up!!! And hats off the 175 Fans at Monday's game, the support really helped.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Please, no more beatings!

I can’t stand to see anymore of these scores. This road trip has not been a good one, 1 for 5 and only 1 win in the last 6 games played. With a 4 and 0 start, who turned out the lights! I think it’s time to get to work guys, and turn this train around beginning Monday night at home with the Greyhounds. They are only 1 game behind and I’m sure they’ll be looking to move ahead of us and take both games in the 2 game series. I know the Railroaders are better than these last few games. Let’s get it back on track, with 40 games to go there’s a lot of baseball to play yet. Let’s do it now! We need all the fans at the Yard this week and help the Railroaders get back to winning.