Thursday, May 19, 2005

Facts Are Stubborn Things

"Facts are stubborn things,
but statistics are more pliable." -Mark Twain

GARY, Ind. - The season is almost on top of us with the deadline having been met yesterday for the Northern League we now know who we'll see on the rosters for opening day. I hope you're ready for opening weekend because it's here!

There are many new faces this season but the guys come in with awesome stats from previous seasons in A, AA, and AAA as well as the Frontier and other leagues. It will be incredible to see what's ahead for everyone and the sky's the limit!

One of the games to take notice of this weekend, Saint Paul against Schaumburg. The last time these two teams faced off the Saint Paul Saints and the Schaumburg Flyers were battling in the last game of the Northern League Championship with the Saints coming from behind in the 9th to take the shot at the title away from the Flyers.

This weekend Saints RHP Bryan Gaal will start against the Flyers at the home opener in St. Paul at 7:05pm Friday night. It will be interesting to see how the team does with one of their strong championship pitchers from last year, Jason Verdugo as the 2005 seasons pitching coach under George Tsamis.

Good luck everyone the Northern League season officially opens tomorrow!