Saturday, June 20, 2009

A New Career in Progress

Just like the Railroaders, I’m improving myself to become more than I am. With some hard work and clean-up, I’m working hard to apply myself towards developing skills to become an online broadcaster for the Railroaders on TeamLine. I’m told that if I can cut the mustard, then I’ll get the job because our fans will only be able to hear and not see me. At any rate, until I prove myself worthy, John and Brad will fill in to bring you play by play action over the net.

We’re through 2 games of the 3 with the Bobcats now and going for a sweep over them in Saturday evening’s game. Our league standing has improved and at the moment it is a close race between the top three teams. Only 1 ½ games separate the Pirates, Oilers, and Roaders through the first three weeks of the season. All 3 of the top teams claimed a victory on Friday. Tonight the Railroaders finish off with the Bobcats and need the win to keep pace the Pirates and Oilers assuming they take their games tonight also.

The Bobcats are struggling, but we can’t count them out. The moment we relax and let our guard down, they’ll bounce on us and shred us apart. We just can’t let that happen! Our first 2 games we’ve managed to hold the Cats scoreless, so you know they are getting hungry and want to spoil our feast with a loss. Let’s play hard and get that 3rd straight win. We hit the road after tonight for 3 games with the Oilers in Owensboro, which includes a doubleheader on Monday. With the Oilers in 2nd, these games will be crucial in improving our overall position in the league standings. So Fans and Players alike, let get this engine fired up and roll’in!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Good time to make a move.

I'm going to try and make the correct call, but I'll need help from the Railroaders to get it done.

With the Bobcats in town for 3 nights, we find ourselves in a great position to shake up the league standings. We're 4th and 2 1/2 games behind the league leading Pirates who lost on Thursday to the Oilers. The Bucs will be taking on the Hounds for three games, so we needs wins to kept pace, maybe even gain a little should the dogs bite them a time or two for us. And let us not forget if the dogs are winning, we have to win to keep them where they're at, a game behind us in 5th.

Now the 2nd place Oilers and the 3rd place Bulls are also going at it over the next 3 nights. As they duke it out, we should at least be able to slide right past one them and gain ground in the standings.

We've got to deal with the Cats, first. Their loss to the Bulls on Thursday must have a left bitter taste in their mouth, having lead the game to only lose on a grand slam homer by Sikeston. So, we can't take these felines lightly, I'm sure they will be scrapping for a win and for revenge on the 2 losses we handed them in their house. Let's shake off the 1 loss to the Hounds last night, it's behind us, and focus on the Bobcats.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Back to the Dog Pound

With all the rain lately, seems we'd never get back to playing baseball. However, today we begin to catch up by going over to Union City and playing 2 games with the Greyhounds. We're 0-3 thus far against them in 2009. Time to change that and gain some ground in the standings over either the Pirates or Oilers as they battle it out in Tradewater, also playing doubleheader.

It's plain to see how the dogs spent their rainy day time off, partying and without a care about their upcoming games with the Railroaders. Okay. this losing thing with the Greyhounds needs to stop, and stop tonight! Do you realize that the 3 wins the dogs have over us account for half their 6 total wins this season so far. This time let's play some good solid baseball and put these mutts away for a change. We've had two unexpected days off due to rain. We should be well rested and recoveried from the 17 inning marathon game in Owensboro last Saturday. Let's FOCUS on the game and play like the great team we are and sweep Union City. Are you really going to let them have their way with us? I say NO!