Friday, February 27, 2009

Weekend Update

We will have to wait another week before we open the 2009 campaign. Forecasts for the St. Louis area are calling for snow on Saturday with temperatures only reaching the upper-20's. Cold temperatures are nothing new for baseball players but it's not exactly how you want to spend your first weekend...sitting on a bus, waiting to see if the field will thaw in time with the "maybe we'll play, maybe we won't" mind set. Nonetheless, we will have to wait until March 6-7 to get thing started at Franklin College in Indiana.

Schedule Note:
Because of this weekend's cancellation, we are down three games to start the year. But a fourth game has been added to next weekend's trip to Franklin. Instead of three, nine-inning games (2 on Saturday, 1 on Sunday), we will play a pair of double-headers (Game 1: 7 innings; Game 2: 9 innings) for the weekend. So we will only be down two games for the year which we can make up with a multiple of teams in the area. So there is reason to stay positive.