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.