My ball team played a double-header last night in Orchard Park, New York. We didn’t play particularly well. I asked the guys who wanted to start the game and a player who typically is a relief pitcher. He struggled as a starter, gave up 9 runs in 1/3 of an inning. He threw more pitches in that 1/3 of an inning than he normally does in 2-3 innings of relief – I guess some players aren’t supposed to be starters, that’s all.
We made a slight come-back and ended up losing 15-8. The second game was rough as well. We lost it 10-0 in 5 innings. I didn’t use my #1 starter in either of the two games seeing as he had pitched on both Saturday and Sunday and my #2 and #3 starters were not there. Fun.
We have a practice tonight. I don’t expect it to be well attended, I just have that feeling. I could be wrong. We play our last regular season double-header this Sunday night against an American team, Lou Gehrig Reds. I will be missing a crap-load of players. Pitching will be at a premium for sure. I am going to call up two guys from the Minor Bantam squad if I can, we will need them as I think I only have 8 of 14 coming.
After Sunday we have three weeks off. I will likely enjoy the time off as well as hate the time off – it might get a little boring. I am sure that we will do something in the off-time, I am sure that players will be around.
The Provincial Championships will be on the Labour Day Weekend in Brantford. We are going to AA as opposed to A (in Sault Ste. Marie) as a money saver. SSM would have cost each family over $1000 for the weekend I am sure. We can travel back and forth to Brantford. I may camp in Brantford which would be pretty good, I do enjoy camping.
Well, a bit of TV before practice and a bite to eat. I am out.