Thursday, July 27, 2006


Cindo de Mayo

So I went to the BayBears game Tuesday night to find out that not only was it raining, it was "Cinco de Mayo" night. Walking into the stadium, I received a plastic bag containing about five packets of mayonnaise. Mayo. Worst promotion ever. They did give out some latin themed Mardi Gras beads and those were nice. I ended up buying one of the $2 burritos that was no larger than a cigar. Asinine. But at least we won, and Colt Morton had a couple homers, so I'm not complaining.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Can You Feel It...Hot! Hot! Hot!

The BayBears have now won 6 in a row. They just finished off a sweep of the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx here at home and make their way up to Birmingham for a series against the 12-13 Barons beginning tonight. What has led to the recent surge or power? I really couldn't tell you. But I do think that the Bears have done a much better job of actually executing when it really counts. Like Matt Lauderdale's 12th inning hit to win it. Interesting stat: the BayBears are undefeated without George Kottaras so far.

Saturday, July 15, 2006


A Correction

I hate the BayBears promotions staff. They can't get anything right. Tonight was scheduled to be Plunger Giveaway, BUT, low and behold, it is now baseball giveaway. Cliche? Yes. I mean come on, who really cares about a promo baseball? I don't. I was actually planning to go to tonight's game to witness a truely unique giveaway item. Not anymore.

Friday, July 14, 2006


Weekend Series

It's been quite a series so far including a 12 inning win on Wednesday against the Diamond Jaxx. The Bears won last night 3-1 with help from Dale Thayer as he picked up his 16th save of the season. Mobile will play West Tenn through Sunday so get out to the ballpark. Saturday night is Plunger Giveaway Night. I will most likely be there so keep an eye out and say hello.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Kottaras Raises Eyebrows at Futures Game

George Kottaras can do it all, folks. He's all that and a plate of Greek cuisine. Today in the MLB All-Star Futures Game G-Kott hit a two-bagger and blasted a 2-run home run for the World team. Ladies and gentlemen, we have our new catcher for the Padres. Well, not yet. Kottaras has been promoted to AAA Portland. This is huge for any Padres fan. George Kottaras has just shown us all that he can and will perform on a big league level on a big league stage. Look for Kottaras on the 2007 Opening Day lineup card.

On a personal note, I will be getting a gum graft tomorrow morning which means I'm not sure if I will be able to post on the Beat for the next few days. The SL All-Star Game is tomorrow so keep an eye out for that and of course all of the MLB All-Star events.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


Mother Nature's Independence Day

Mother Nature had it's way with the BayBears on Independence Day and caused them to lose in a rain shortened game of only 5 innings. Last night's game was postponed due to the wet stuff and will be made up today as part of a DH. I was at the July 3 home game and boy what a crowd. Over 5,600 fans packed the stadium for a very very disappointing loss in 10 innings. On his final strike, former Bear Corey Smith laced out a single that eventually led to the Barons knotting up the score and winning it in the 10th. It was as big a meltdown as I had ever seen. It capped off a wacky series that included a would-be walk off HR for the BayBears that was contested and overturned. After this series in Mississippi, four BayBears will head to Montgomery for the Southern League All-Star Game which will be played on July 11. Feel free to comment, I know people read this, so your feedback (on anything really) is wanted and appreciated.

Monday, July 03, 2006


BayBears in MLB All-Star Lineup

For the second year in a row, there will be two former BayBears in the Major League All-Star Game lineup. Making his second appearance in the past two years is Jason Bay, and making his All-Star debut is Texas Ranger Gary Matthews Jr. Matthews has developed into one of the great center fielders in the game. Does anyone remember his unbelieveable catch he made with the Cubs when the ball bounced out of his glove and he barehanded it full extension--ALL while sliding on his back? In my opinion, the best baseball catch of all time. Jake Peavy is the only other BayBear that has made it to the mid-summer classic.

The BayBears finish up a five game set tonight against Birmingham. A win gets Mobile a series win. Jack Cassell will be on the mound for the BayBears. Fireworks to follow the game.