I started the day in Phoenix (got my first look at the the championship game-bound Salt River Rafters), then drove over here to Scottsdale Stadium to see the Scorpions for the first time (Yes, I made it nearly three whole days without seeing Bryce Harper play. Hard to believe, I know).
I want to apologize to those who left questions to be answered in comments. One was for Aaron Hicks. I saw him play yesterday, but did not get the chance to ask him the question and I won’t be seeing Mesa again. The other question was about my take on the Mets’ Juan Lagares. He was not in the lineup yesterday. If he’s playing tonight against the Scorpions, I’ll try to find some things out about him.
No Mike Olt homer today, so he remains one shy of Brandon Wood’s record of 14, with one regular season game to play.
Jed Bradley on the bump tonight for Peoria, looking forward to seeing him pitch.
I’ll have some more video interviews in the coming days. Stay tuned to hear from (and see):
Scooter Gennett, Brewers
Danny Hultzen, Mariners
Charles Brewer, Diamondbacks
And you can look forward to these exciting stories:
AFL Top 20 prospects
Players using the AFL to earn a roster spot/audition for Rule 5
Championship game preview
Stenson Award story
2011 first-round picks playing in the AFL
And yes, I partially did that to provide myself with a handy-dandy checklist.