Lights Out

Welcome back to the Astros’ AFL blog.  We are winding down here in Scottsdale with just a little over a week left in the season.  This past week has been a fairly successful on for the Scorpions.  We have been playing pretty well lately, and our record is steadily improving. 

If there is one ultimate truth in baseball, it is that there is always the chance that you will see something that you have never seen before.  I have been a part of coutless baseball games over the past few years, but the other night at Scottsdale Stadium I saw something that I thought I would never see.  We were tied with Phoenix in the bottom of the 11th inning.  Kevin Frandsen was at the plate with runners on first and second.  We are just one hit away from a hard fought win.  For those of you who don’t know, the AFL has a rule that games cannot go beyond 11 innings in order to protect the pitching staffs.  So at this point in the game, we literally can’t lose.  Just as the four hour game was finally coming to its climax….. the lights went out.  I’m not speaking mataphorically here.  The stadium lights went out.  So there we were, standing in the dark not knowing what was going on, waiting for the umpires to make some kind of decision.  What was decided was that the game would be suspended until the next time we play the Desert Dogs.  So tomorrow night before our regularly scheduled game we will play one half of an inning.  That will be also be something that I have never seen before.

I read the comments that were posted after my last post.  Some of the questions in them were regarding where I thought I might be playing next year and even if I had a timetable to make the major leagues.  Honestly, I try not to think about that stuff.  Those aren’t my decisions so I leave them to the decision makers.  I can only try to make the most of these last few games out here in Arizona and then get as prepared as possible for Spring Training.

That’s it for this week.  I’ll be back again next week for my last entry.  I’ll see you all then.



  1. Kylie

    Haha, that reminds me of last year’s playoffs when the lights went out at Coors Field and they had to cut to commercial for about five minutes while they fixed the problem.
    Not being able to lose–sounds like a good problem to have. I like it.
    Good luck and go Scorpions!
    Kylie —


    Hi Brian,
    Keep up the mo and fun right into the spring. Hope to see you play next year, sitting along side Bogey Sr.
    I hope you enjoy your time off and good luck in 2009!
    John K.

  3. hooksfan

    Brian, it was truly amazing to watch your transformation from a pitcher to an outfielder. You multi-home run game on July 31st against the San Antonio Missions at consecutive at bats was a gem. Our family hopes that you have an enjoyable Holidays and we look forward to seeing you in 2009. Go Hooks!


    So how have you been sexy? been awhile. Outfield now huh bet you are happy hitting and in the field again. If you had the opportunity to pitch and play oh what a show the Astros would get. As you know I keep up with your career and am hoping you will shine it appears you are on your way. Told you this year you would shine. And as you know Ive not been wrong yet.
    Your Miss. girl lol

    You are as good as it gets know and believe and you will see a major league player in you as I see!!!!!!!

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