Do you wear a jersey to the game?
I do, sometimes. Early on I didn’t, simply because I didn’t own any. Now, as they accumulate, I’ve got enough that I can wear a different one each day of a home stand. I’m not bragging; it’s kind of silly really. And, there are folks who collect them who have many more than I have. But the question is, how should I choose which one to wear?
Like many baseball players and fans, I admit to a certain level of superstition. My strategy had been to wear the jersey matching with the team jersey of the evening. You know, like the above powder blue on Sunday or the Red on Saturday. It’s for good luck and it serves the duel purpose of being ready in case I’m asked to play in the game (ha!).
Last night, our old friend Derrick Mitchell had a day. Three home runs to the bull pens in left, 4 RBI in a 9-8 Braves win in which the IronPigs led 8-6 headed to the eighth and 8-7 headed to the ninth. I wasn’t nearly as crushed as I normally would have been with such a heart-wrenching loss. Could be because I liked seeing Derrick do so well. Could be because I enjoyed the debut of Kenny “100 Miles” Giles. Or maybe I was just happy to have the team back in town.
In any case, Sebastian Valle had a day, too. He hit a homer and a double of his own and generated 5 RBI. It sets up some competition for playing time when Cameron Rupp returns (he’s catching in Ext Spring Training game as I type…) as Tommy Joseph has been playing well in Reading. Tommy did leave yesterday’s game with a non-head injury, so we’ll have to monitor that. Koyie Hill deserves to play, too, you know.
So today’s another day. We look forward to the return of Freddy Galvis. I hope to see him starting, and batting either first or second. It’s tough to take Henson out of that spot, though. He’s been hitting so well–another two hits last night. Barry Enright on the mound tonight and a hockey cap giveaway. Let’s hope the rain holds off.
But back to the jerseys. Which one did I wear last night? The black one to match. Bad luck I guess. Last time I wore it we won in a walk-off–but it wasn’t a Friday. Do I dare wear the Saturday jersey? I might. I’ve got a Freddy Galvis I won in a raffle, and it’s the old Saturday not the new Bacon one. Or, I could wear the D-Mitch above–put the hex on him. 😉
Now, let’s talk about hats….
See you at the park,