It has been a long, long time since I posted here. Since I didn’t have anything to say, I didn’t force it – even though that is contrary to most of the bloggers in the universe. The AirHogs are in the next phase of “let’s destroy the team” – the owners have decided to co-locate … Read more
Looking at Retrosheet data for the 2000s, the lead-off hitter on the visitor’s team was the center fielder 32% of the time. For the home team, the center fielder led off 31.9% of the time. Yes, I will check my numbers and data, but that seemed very interesting to me. (Second place for lead-off was … Read more
Moral victories don’t count in the statistics, which is unfortunate, but they are a beautiful moment in time when they happen. Last night, the AirHogs lost to the Larado Lemurs 12-11 in twelve innings. However, they were left for dead by the end of the seventh – mainly due to the constantly moving strike zone … Read more
Attendance seems lower at the AirHogs games this year – not a lot, but noticeable. Part of the issue is their schedule sucks – the season started with a three-game home stand and then they left town for ten days. Not exactly a momentum builder. Perhaps the reason baseball is being touted as “going away” … Read more
I don’t understand sports marketing, specifically the AirHogs. They changed mascots this year, from Ace Bacon (a fighter pilot pig) to Scout, a blob that’s supposed to be a fighter pilot pig. Apparently, a realistic fighter pilot pig scared children. WTF? Scout looks like Dodger, the Ft Worth Cats old mascot. Allegedly, it’s the same … Read more
The AirHogs dropped the first game of the season to Winnipeg last night. It was a close game, with good pitching and decent offense – the AirHogs need to put some hits together. The best part of baseball is that they can try again tonight. Plus, El Paso has already lost two games, so we’re … Read more
Mascots. It’s Opening Day at QuikTrip Park. Waiting to see who replaces Ace Bacon.
Things not to do ever again: Never leave town for two weeks vacation just before the start of baseball season. Never have multiple deaths in the family at the beginning of a year (or anytime, really.) Never change managers at work just as you’re trying to figure out if you made the right career choice … Read more