I didn’t forget about you, just got lost in the biggest crowd ever at Arvest Ballpark. 8,998! this past Wednesday for a day game with thousands of kids there. It was packed.
We’ve got birthdays like crazy surrounding this team right now. Manager Brian Poldberg celebrated his birthday this past Saturday.
Yesterday, 3B Ed Lucas turned 25 plus 2 (27) and today it’s pitching coach Larry Carter’s turn to blow out the candles. If John Bale hadn’t already completed his major league rehab assignment with the Naturals, he could join the party since today is his b-day too.
Not to look ahead, but Cody Strait get his day this coming Thursday and Mario Lisson’s is just 9 days away.
This isn’t actually the busiest time of the year for birthdays among members of the Naturals. Several players were born in early October including Gilbert de la Vara, Matt Kniginyzky, John Suomi and Joe Dickerson all being within 2 days of each other.