The Chiefs are in Lehigh Valley tonight playing a double header against the Iron Pigs. Molly's favorite pitcher - Brad Peacock was named the "gold glove type" by his high school coach. This came up today because of a play he made...after he pitched the ball, he really extended and threw the runner out at first base. Extended so much that the pitching coach and the trainer came out to see if he was okay. And okay he was, a he proceeded to strike out the very next batter to the plate. Go Brad!!
The Chiefs won the first of the two games tonight and as I write, are winning the second game 4-0. Carlos Maldanado is catching this game and I wonder if he misses Molly and me. I wonder if there is anyone there that waves at him and screams his name, adoringly as Molly and I do.
I have to say, it's hard to be home and listen to them on the radio - especially when the season is winding down and you can count on one hand the number of games left in the season. Anthony and I will travel to Rochester to watch them play the Redwings this coming Friday. There are only two more games in Syracuse, as the season comes to an end on Labor Day. Then it will be time to get caught up on things that fall by the wayside during baseball season. As nice as that will be, there is a certain period of "mourning" and I can feel the familiar sensation in the pit of my stomach - already! The end of the season also signals the ending of summer and that, too, is sad. On September 6th, the fans in the front row of section 207 will start the countdown for the 2012 Syracuse Cheifs Baseball Season.