Suns one game away
Greetings from Jackson, Tennessee, where there’s apparently absolutely nothing to do. Luckily, we’ve got some good baseball to watch. Unfortunately, the citizens of this small southern town don’t seem all that interested.
Baseball evidently is a bit of a tough sell here, especially once football season starts. So even a championship game was no match for Friday night high school football. It’s a shame, really. Pringles Park is a nice place to watch a ballgame. And the Diamond Jaxx — in my opinion one of the coolest logos in all of Minor League Baseball — are a good team to watch, despite now being down 2-1 in this best-of-5 series.
I’m told there’s some really good barbeque near the hotel. I’ll try to check that out after Game 4, time permitting, and report back to you on the culinary front.
As for the series, West Tenn has its back against the wall. The Jaxx will need to come up with some offense (they’ve scored 1 run over the last two games) if they want to force a Game 5. But you’ve gotta love how this game works. Jacksonville is loaded with all this young talent — Joel Guzman, Russ Martin, Andy LaRoche, James Loney — and it’s a 27-year-old career Minor Leaguer in Todd Donovan who carried the big stick in Game 3. Shows to go you can never predict what might happen in this game, especially at this level. — Jonathan