a second championship
Drew Goodman checking in again from Fantasy camp. Proud to tell you that after a slow start to the week here in Tucson, Dante’s Inferno erupted at the right time, capturing the 2011 camp title. We knocked off Walker’s Rockers 6-2. Tar Harbert’s rocket single in the fifth drove in the Inferno’s second run to break up a 1-1 tie. That started a three run rally, and Dante’s club eventually took a 6-1 lead to the 7th and held off a rally to prevail 6-2. Veteran camp catcher and baseball memorobilia expert Kevin keating enjoyed his finest day in an ever expanding uniform by going 3-3 with an RBI. Brett Milner topped off a great camp with a couple of knocks, Timmy Wells added a booming double and I got a complete game win by deftly mixing a gravity sinker and a slop curveball…Fireworks and champagne followed. For me I’m now 2-2 in title games and though whatever skills you have or had slowly erode in time, the passion for all of us to enjoy competing and playing the game never diminshes. Dante Bichette siad to us afterwad that he genuinely had a blast and it was so cool to watch us go from a 1-2 start to camp champs, and that he would definitely be back. For a former big league star to have such an enjoyable experience speaks to how well run Rockies fantasy Camp is and what a good group of people gather every year to produce lifetime memories!
Another Camp is winding down, the soreness is in a strange way a great feeling, as we all get to flashback to our youth, for some or actually many pretty far off in the rear view mirror. Another great year which will culminate tomorrrow with a tour of the Rockies beautiful new spring training home in Scottsdale. I’m already looking forward to next year, playing, fraternizing, laughing and icing with old friends and new ones in the winter warmth of Arizona. Come join us next year in Scottsdale!