Friday, June 16, 2006

Back from the beach

We just got back from vacationing at Myrtle Beach this week and one of the highlights (for me anyway) was going to Coastal Federal Field and watching the Myrtle Beach Pelicans play ball. The Pelicans are a single A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and have not been playing the best of ball lately. That is, until we went to see them. Tuesday’s nights game was cancelled because tropical storm Alberto decided to skate up the Carolina’s on the night we had tickets. So a rain check was given out for a double header the next night. As the baseball freak I am, this worked out great. Two games for the price of one…that’s a bargain.

The Pelicans won the first game 4-3 behind some awesome pitching from Matt Harrison. Remember that name baseball fans because I believe he is headed for the show in a few years if he keeps pitching like he did the other night. Matt is now 8-3 with a 2.59 era. He throws in the low to mid 90’s with his fastball and has a pretty wicked slider. He only gave up one earned run while some bad fielding led to a couple un-earned runs. The Pelicans won game 2 behind some clutch hitting and better fielding. A couple kids to watch are J.C. Holt and Brandon Jones. J.C. is a pretty good glove at 2nd base but has been slumping so far this season at the plate. He did raise his average some Wednesday with hits in both games. Brandon could be the next Andrew Jones as far as the outfield skills go. He does lead the team with strikeouts but also in the RBI’s too.

Myrtle Beach has always been our families favorite beach to vacation at each year and now that I have found my new favorite place to be at besides the beach there, I’m already looking forward to our next trip.

4 comments:

Wadical said...

I'll be off on our (not so annual) vacation Monday. Washington DC this time.....I'm exhausted already. Our nation's capital, which also happens to be it's murder capital as well, is one of the most dangerous places one can venture. Overrun by crime, it is one of the few places in this country I cannot carry my firearm...go figure. So we are staying in Alexandria Virgina where I can.

I feel naked without my Glock. I'll be at the mercy of the thugs that plague that city. Brady (piece of crap) wouldn't have it any other way. I hate D.C. but I will do my best to fake it. (You can tell that it was not me who chose our destination this year.) Bah Humbug!

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K9 said...

/bark bark bark

long time no see.
i like farm team baseball....its waaaay more fun than full blo pro.

/howl

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