What a way to start a new job, by seeing your new club sweep an opponent in the very first series of the season. Today, Brendan Katin and Adam Heether went deep and the Nashville Sounds won it 4-2 over the Iowa Cubs and are now 4-0 on the young season.
After the game, we took a nice two-hour bus trip towards Council Bluffs, Iowa, where we are staying for the remainder of the road trip as we play the team across the river from Council Bluffs, and that is the Omaha Royals.
There are quite a few casinos outside our hotel and no, I didn’t go gambling. However, when it comes to casinos, they always have buffets. I took advantage of the buffet at the AmeriStar Casino and ate some nice delicacies, but I won’t probably eat for another 24 hours after I got stuffed. The price was $18.00, but well worth it. I highly recommend it.
Twice, the Sounds trailed and twice they came back. This 2010 edition of the Sounds continue to show resiliency and now they hope to carry that momentum into the beginning of tomorrow night’s opener of the series against the Omaha Royals at venerable Rosenblatt Stadium. It will be my first visit to the ancient ballpark, which has so much history with the College World Series taking place there annually for decades.
Former Yankee Chase Wright makes his first start for the Sounds tomorrow night. I’ll have the webcast, starting at 6:20PM at www.nashvillesounds.com. Right now, I’m still too stuffed and just want to relax, so I am keeping tonight’s blog short. I enjoyed my first visit to Des Moines and looking forward to my next visit there in late August. Until then, there’s more baseball to go.
Thank you to Presdent and GM Sam Bernabe, Broadcasters Deane Ehlis and Randy Wehofer and Media Relations Director Andrea Breen for their help and making me feel at hoome at Principal Park. Have a great week, folks!