Monday, May 11, 2009

Dazed & Confused

I just got back from my off-season down in Bermuda where I managed to drop my laptop in the ocean while surfing both the web and waves at the same time. Without Internet access and less than 3 weeks to go before the season begins, I was anxious to catch up on the Railroader happenings. At first I thought I’d gone through a space-time wrap or something, and missed the entire 2009 season. It was like the Twilight Zone in Bermuda with all the girls and action there, but surely I hadn’t been there over a year! Last I’d checked, there were 8 teams in the League and Railroaders’ staff was established.

Now, the League is back to 6 teams with a new schedule, and the Railroaders have a new, different manager and coach. I guess I missed another chance for a manager position after being out of touch. This new manager, Terry Davis, looks tuff too! I suppose he won’t need me on the roster to keep the team in-line. The new coach, Derrick Shuler, knocks me out for a coaching position also. Other changes are the addition of more Teamline broadcasters, scoreboard operators and scorekeepers. Well, I’m sure Front Office will let me kept my position cleaning up the grandstand. It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

The 2009 Railroader Roster is looking pretty good. There are 23 of the 24 spots filled. Ummmm, I wonder…would they consider my talents to complete the team? I see there are 13 pitchers available to throw, 10 right-handers and 3 Lefties. Well, I am a Leftie myself, so maybe I could help in that area. I like the size of these guys also. These team looks good to capture another title for the Railroaders in ’09. It won’t be long now before the Yard is full of the sounds and smells of baseball in Fulton. The ground crews are working hard and new upgrades are installed. Even the Little Monster has received a facelift. It’s good to back in town and I’m ready for some baseball!