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Free Yogi Berra Signed Baseball Contest

Posted by pat neshek at Sep 2, 2010 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
I just posted a free contest on my message board, the free item is a Yogi Berra Signed Baseball.  Anyone on the message board is able to enter this free contest...good luck!
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Contest & Trades

Posted by pat neshek at Sep 1, 2010 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Be sure to check into the message board next week and for the entire offseason.  I will be giving away lots of great HOF signed baseballs...Yogi Berra, Stan Musial, Bob Feller, Ozzie Smith and much more...also be sure to make a request for a future free giveaway and I will try my best to get it up for you guys. 

Also bringing back a blast from the past with Game Used Items from myself as well as some of my teammates like Kyle Gibson, Jeff Manship, Kyle Waldrop and maybe a couple more guys...just waiting to see what they give me at the end of the season.  I will put this stuff up most likely in the next 1-2 weeks and you can offer in each section on the boards.  

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August 10th, 2010

Posted by pat neshek at Aug 9, 2010 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
We are back in Rochester after a trip to Georgia, Charlotte & Syracuse.  I've never been to Charlotte before and if nothing else it was great to check off another field.  The stadium was pretty aged and gave you a feel for the history that has come through it's door.  I got to see a bunch of graphers I met in Florida during past spring trainings and signed up everything they had.  Syracuse really changed since I've been there last in 2006.  The last time I was there it was a cage fence for the outfield walls, the bullpens were in centerfield and the entire field was artificial turf.  Back then a lot of the guys would dread playing games there.  This time around it actually felt like baseball, they did a great job fixing up that place.  As far as pitching goes things are going great.  Instead of looking up at the radar gun and seeing 86 & 87 a month ago nearly every pitch now is 89 with a couple 88's.  In Gwinnett last week I flashed 90 a trio of times.  As far as the positives go I've given up 1 run in my last 11 outings.  I've also held righties to a .167 batting average and if you take out my team leading 4 intentional walks my whip is close to 1.  I do need to get better on getting lefties out & getting my slider to bite more with 2 strikes, then I will start seeing more k's.  Overall I'm very happy with how I have been pitching and know I will continue to get stronger.
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July 28th, 2010

Posted by pat neshek at Jul 27, 2010 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
We arrived in Atlanta yesterday for our game against the Gwinnett Braves.  Yesterday was quite the adventure for our team.  This was one of the few trips in the International League where we fly instead of taking the bus.  Flying here is a lot different than in Minnesota.  In Minnesota all of the plane trips are chartered and the bus basically pulls up to the plane and we leave within 30 minutes.  Here we did all the normal things we would do if we went on a commercial plane.  We left the stadium yesterday at 5am, got the airport a little after and sat in line waiting to check in our bags and go through security.  We didn't have a direct flight so we landed in Philadelphia and waited a couple hours to leave for Atlanta.  When we finally got into Atlanta we waiting for our bags and the bus and then headed to the hotel.  You would think that was a long enough day but it really didn't even start yet.  We arrived at the ballpark and found out that none of the equipment made it in yet.  Instead of flying the equipment, a van was driven down after our night game the day before.  As the hours went by there was no equipment.  Finally around 6:50pm, 10 minutes before the start of the game our stuff showed up.  We dressed really quick, played catch and stretched and went on to play the game...it was a long day.