The Series is Knotted Up!
Greetings PawSox Fans!
It feels good to be back home. We are all looking forward to game three tomorrow night at McCoy Stadium. I’m sure we would all prefer to have the series lead at 2-0, however, a split isn’t that bad.
Last nights game was certainly a nail biter. Terrific pitching from both teams made for a low scoring game. The PawSox scored first jumping out to a 1-0 lead. Unfortunately that’s the only run they scored losing to the Bulls 2-1.
After a day off today, the two teams return to battle it out tomorrow at McCoy with a scheduled game time at 7:05. Two great teams who never quit, just what was expected. You can count on this Championship series being an exciting one.
When the PawSox played the Durham Bulls in Durham in Mid-July this season, Aaron The Bull and I were boasting about our teams. Both of us assuring the other that we would make the post-season. We both engaged in some good old fashion trash talking.
After the PawSox won three out of the four games, of course the boasting continued. The Bull was certain that the Bulls would be playing for the Governors’ Cup and I was certain the PawSox would be there as well. Now here we are, just as The Bull and I predicted.
We were both so confident, that before leaving to head to Norfolk, we made a secret pact. I would leave some of my clothes in his clubhouse and would pick them up when the PawSox meet the Bulls to play for The Governors’ Cup.
As we watched the semi-finals unfold, with the PawSox taking on the Rochester Red Wings and the Bulls taking on the Indianapolis Indians both our teams won, setting up the match up we thought there would be. I must confess that I leaked the story about my clothes being left in Durham to a few season ticket holders and some staff.
When we arrived in Durham on Tuesday morning, as stated in a post two days ago The Bull was there and quickly had the Penske unloaded. We went into the clubhouse and there were my clothes hanging in The Bull’s laundry room. They would be worn for game one!
The clothes were handed over to me, and it was “Game On!”
The Bull is one big, strong dude, the guy you want in your corner. He is responsible for taking care of all the visiting teams, but his heart is with the Durham Bulls. The Bull does a fantastic job in the clubhouse and has a very good crew. Thanks Bull for everything! However, I’m still rooting for the PawSox!
During last nights game, PawSox Pitcher spent some time explaining how baseball players use sunflower seeds. He chatted with two young ladies who are part of The Triangle Red Sox Nation. Chris was even good enough to share some seeds with the two.
The drive back home was basically uneventful. BobbleHead Will always makes the trip with us and fuels up the Penske in Virginia.
We hit some nasty traffic in Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
All the equipment is now in the friendly confines of McCoy Stadium, and we are gearing up for an epic series to Keep the Cup! The Team arrived shortly after the Penske and will rest up before the series continues tomorrow evening.
The PawSox will be expecting you! Come cheer on your hometown team. The Governors’ Cup is won by the team, but every fan feels a part of The Cup belongs to them. Be part of it! It’s a great way to spend a weekend. The PawSox will be at home tomorrow, Saturday and if necessary the fifth and deciding game on Sunday.
go to pawsox.com to order tickets and check for any special ticket prices. There are great seats still available for all games. Be part of it! Lets keep The Cup right where it is! We’ll be expecting you and you can expect all of us to be…..”Here For You!”
I love hearing from you.
Yours in Baseball,
Rick Medeiros email@example.com