Tomorrow will mark the end of the All Star Valley activities here in Ironpigland. The Pigapalooza event originally scheduled over the rainy All Star weekend was postponed and will be held tomorrow, or as I notice the time on the clock.. later today.
What a season it has been. Losing has been a theme this year. Moreso than the 2008 season.
Our first losses came early in the season with injuries to the Phillies. Those losses continued throughout the entire season. Transactions were a daily staple and we learned not to trust any lineup until the first pitch was thrown at each game.
For all the losing, we sure did have some fun though.
Noone would remember beautiful weather for a home run derby.. what we got on that day would be unforgetable for most. Rain, wind and more rain pounded us as the players sent balls flying out of the park.
We got an actual All Star game.
We got to see another inside the park homerun and a near perfect game.
We got to see 65 home games… with one being rained out and moved to Syracuse and 6 more to go.
For anyone who thinks there is only losing baseball here in Allentown, you are wrong. There is winning baseball being played out there each and every game. It just happens to be the other team playing it. I have to say that 2010 differs from 2008 as the 2010 squad has kept it close in many games. The 08 team was getting blown out a lot which isn’t the case this year.
So tomorrow we start that final countdown to the end. The 3rd Ironpig season will soon be in the past and we will find ourselves staring at the wall saying…
“Is it April yet?”