February 2009

Baseball on the Radio, ahhhh!

Welcome to my new blog, Terry’s Tidbits!

With so many former Senators playing daily in spring training and a few playing in the WBC this seems to be a good time to start giving all of you daily updates.

After the season starts, well, all bets are off with the frequency, but I’ll try for a couple times a week.

I’ll also endeavor to make it entertaining with the help of a few folks around here. And as you may or may not know, we do have quite a few folks around here now. How many you ask? We currently have 22 full-time staff members including four interns.

We need that many because there’s a lot to get done. As I hope you are aware we are in the midst of a $45 million renovation project. I haven’t seen this many big trucks and work equipment since I had a Tonka collection in my back yard.

Without further adieu, here we go…

It has been wonderful listening to games over the past two days. MLB.com offers their audio league pass for something like $15.00 for the whole season which gives you access to every team and every game. What a deal! Needless to say I purchase this package every year.

In the Nationals first two games eight former Senators have gotten to the plate. Roger Bernadina had a double in the opening game, a 6-3 loss the Astros. He’s the only former Sen to have a hit so far. Ian Desmond has rebounded from a hand injury and started yesterday’s 2-1 win for the Nats. Other former Sens getting AB’s so far are: Kory Casto, Leonard Davis, Justin Maxwell, Luke Montz, Jorge Padilla, and Ryan Zimmerman.

On the mound, Jordan Zimmermann was nearly unhittable yesterday going two scoreless innings while striking out three. He’s started making a pretty serious pitch for the Nats starting rotation. Collin Balester pitched two hitless scoreless innings as well as he tries to solidify a spot in the Nats rotation as well. Other former Sens appearing in the first two games are: Mike Hinckley, John Lannan, Shairon Martis, Garrett Mock and Michael O’Connor.

The Nationals are 1-1 through their first two games.

By the way, before you ask, the rest of the minor leaguers report on March 13th and begin full workouts on March 15th. The 2009 Harrisburg Senators should arrive into town on Monday, April 5th, which is five weeks from this coming Monday.

That’s it for the first Terry’s Tidbits. Have a great weekend everyone and I’ll chat with you all Monday! Oh yeah, don’t forget that you can reach me at tbyrom@senatorsbaseball.com.