Rainout in Georgia!
Hello PawSox Fans!
The PawSox had a very productive 9th inning scoring 5 runs to snap a 4-4 tie and cruised to a 9-4 victory in the second game of the 4 games series earlier on Wednesday at 1:00. The game was originally scheduled for 7:05 but due to the potential for some rain as a result of that pesky Hurricane Isaac, the time was changed. Tomorrow will be a double-header starting at 5:05.
After that, the Penske gets loaded right after the games and we’re off to home sweet home…a short 18 hours and 40 minute drive! The PawSox have a 4 game series against the Scranton Yankees and that will end the regular season, then its playoff time.
Early Tuesday morning it was a bit overcast and drizzling. As the morning progressed it started to rain. A steady rain continued to fall throughout the morning hours. I didn’t look good for the 1:00 game.
It was a steady rain, very heavy at times and the stadium was almost empty. Of course the tarp was on the field, and there was about 50 or so fans waiting it out.
Down the left field line.
Down the right filed line.
Now it’s just a waiting game. I head up into the press box to wait. I chat a bit with Steve and Aaron. I the both with them is Tony Schiavone, the broadcaster for the Gwinnett Braves.I met Tony a few years ago when he came with the team to McCoy. Although I only met Tony a few years ago, I’ve known him for many years.
Tony was a broadcaster for wrestling, including the WWF and the WCW. He was one of those broadcaster that would stir things up. He was great at what he did. He worked with them all, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Gorilla Monsoon and all the other bug names. I always enjoyed when he jumped in the ring with the mic to really rile things up.
Now Tony is one busy guy! Not only is he the broadcaster for Gwinnett but he’s also the morning sports anchor for two different radio stations! He is a writer for the Georgia Bulldogs and produced Best of the Bulldogs. He owns a radio production company Blind Dog Sports.
If that isn’t enough, he does the post game talk shows for the Bulldogs and does Bulldog Radio Network. It’s always nice seeing Tony.
As the rain continues they show cartoons on the video board.
The game is subsequently postponed until Wednesday at 1:00
Pitching coach Rich Sauveur extended an invite to everyone for dinner at his house. His new house is only about 15 minutes from the stadium. With the postponed game and double-header he and his wife agree Tuesday was the day.
It’s a very nice dwelling. Brand spanking new in a quiet area. His wife had prepared a feast! It was my first time eating tamales which was very tasty. The salsa was very hot and fantastic. Rich grilled up some chicken on the grill and there was some other food that I could not pronounce, but it was all very delicious! Thanks Rick!
Rich has an upstairs computer room that his wife had decorated for him. He told me that some of the pictures he had never seen before. Look how young he was here.
Or Rich with a goatee.
This is a picture of Rich “blasting” a home run. He hit one in his career and it was caught on film. He explained that it was a very rainy day and hardly anyone was in the stands to see it. The picture is on the right, just about in the middle.
As stated earlier, we head home after the Thursdays double-header. The PawSox look forward to seeing you at the ballpark on the 31st and showing that we are all……..”Here For You!”
Love hearing from you!
Yours in Baseball,
Rick Medeiros firstname.lastname@example.org