Thursday, May 26, 2005

Baseball Is The Only Field Of Endeavor

"Baseball is the only field of endeavor
where a man can succeed three times out of ten
and be considered a good performer." -Ted Williams

GARY, Ind. - This week has proven to be an interesting one for the Northern League. I've attended 7 games already this week with Joliet vs. Gary, Joliet vs. KC and Gary vs. Edmonton. I've had a chance to witness what these guys are capable of thus far. If you haven't been to a game yet make some time to attend, you won't regret it. Joliet is producing great pitching, hitting and defense as seen last night against Kansas City. The T-Bones were hitting last night but they just couldn't make the plays they needed in their offense or defense. Up against Hammers pitcher Jason Shelly some of the best hitters in the league struggled. Tonight the T-Bones finish the series against the Hammers and head to St. Paul to play the Saints. It should be an interesting weekend to watch the top teams from last year go head to head.

The Gary SouthShore RailCats have proven they have the right men pitching with a shut out to Edmonton yesterday afternoon. Gary also has outstanding hitters with Curt Lee, Anthony Iapoce and Alex Taylor all showing their strengths at the afternoon game yesterday. Curt Lee's RBI ultimately broke the 0-0 tie to give the RailCats a much needed victory over the Edmonton CrackerCats and RailCats pitcher Jamie Bennett the win.

The season is off to an excellent start with fantastic talent exploding on the scene in the Northern League for 2005. Hang in there the battle has just begun.