Sitting here in an empty Miller Park with about three grounds crew members on the field and not a sound to be heard. Kind of eerie and from what I understand, much better than last night.
Fortunately, I took the red eye to Milwaukee, as my former boss at the Dodgers, Brian Reisner, got married last night. But when I got to the hotel at 7:30 a.m., I could tell it must’ve been an interesting night for the rest of the team and staff members.
There was some sort of youth convention at our hotel last night and judging from the teenagers still awake when I got there at 7:30 and scattered throughout the halls with empty bottles, I got the sense that I got more sleep on the red eye stopping in Kansas City than some of the guys on the team. It’s kind of ironic how serene it is at the ballpark right now vs. what they’re telling me it was like last night at the hotel.
Nonetheless, it’s Labor Day, so let’s get to work.
Here’s the lineup:
Also, Giovanni Carrara and Tim Hamulack are back with the club, and there was a surprise addition today, too. The team purchased the contract of Eric Stults, who was with us in Spring Training and spent the year at Triple-A Las Vegas. He went 10-11 with a 4.23 this year, which is pretty impressive in the Pacific Coast League, a hitter’s circuit. I rode over to the park with Aaron Sele who had great things to say about Eric’s mental makeup and ability to pitch.
There could still be more guys coming up later this week, so stay tuned.