Baseball is coming…

Good Sunday afternoon everyone! We woke up this morning to a couple of inches of snow in central Pennsylvania, but most of it has already melted. The TV weather people are saying more snow on Monday but we’ll see.

We have had a busy couple of days in the Senators front office. Yesterday was the start of the Harrisburg Home Show at the Farm Show Complex and we set up a booth for a few hours. Randy Whitaker, Andy Brooks and myself manned the booth from around noon until a little after 2pm. The rendering of the completed ballpark drew a lot of attention and many questions. It was nice to see so many people interested in Senators baseball on the last day of February.

If you attend Hershey Bears games then you probably know we have a couple of people at every Bears game talking about the new ballpark, handing out schedules, and generally getting everyone ready for baseball season.

Speaking of baseball, the Nationals fell to the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday 9-2 to fall to 2-2 in Grapefruit League action. The bright side on Saturday afternoon was a run scoring single by Luke Montz in the ninth inning. Another former Senator, Leonard Davis, had the only other RBI. Justin Maxwell had a hit in two trips to raise his spring batting average to .333 as he tries to rebound from missing most of last season with a wrist injury.

It is a lot of fun to follow the Nats games, especially this early in the spring, because of the number of former Sens players that see action on a daily basis. In the game yesterday was nine former Senators and that has become the norm this first week of action.

Going to Florida and watching the Nats and all those former Senators sounds pretty good about now, doesn’t it? Unfortunately all of us with the front office are stuck here getting ready for the season. Well I shouldn’t really say we are all stuck here, it’s actually becoming a fun time of the year with getting ready for the season.

A couple of weeks ago we had a lot of fun at the Harrisburg Mall with our Klubhouse Kids auditions. And in case you haven’t heard, after a few days of pouring over notes, we have selected Maya and Darihus. You’ll learn a lot more about them in the coming weeks.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that yesterday was my little sister’s birthday, though she isn’t so young anymore at 37. I can still remember the day that she came home from the hospital. As you can imagine it was a bittersweet day as I no longer ruled the roost and received all the attention but then again, we’ve had a lot of great memories over the years. So Happy Birthday Karen, I love you.

Speaking of great memories, you’ll have a chance to start making memories one inning at a time next month! Doesn’t that sound good, next month!?? No longer is the start of baseball season way off in the distance. Yeah!

Okay, that’s it for today as it’s time for lunch in the Byrom household. Thanks for reading and have a great Sunday! I’ll see you all tomorrow.

1 Comment

It is nice to think that baseball starts in one month! Yay! It’s snowing in the Boston area today also – and April 6th I fear could be a very cold day in Fenway!


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