As I write this post, the Hartford Yard Goats have played their first game of the season, losing a tough one on Opening Night to the Richmond Flying Squirrels, 1-0. But it is going to be an exciting season, and once again I am looking forward to broadcasting the games with the “Voice of the Yard Goats,” Jeff Dooley.
On Tuesday, the Yard Goats held their annual media day, a chance for the ballclub and its staff to rub elbows with the media. For me, it was the chance to renew friendships with numerous people and meet new friends as well. We are fortunate in Hartford to be affiliated with such a great organization as the Colorado Rockies. Led by manager Warren Schaeffer, who starts his second year at the helm, hitting instructor Lee Stevens and new pitching coach Steve Merriman, it should be a season to remember.
I can tell you the staff and players work hard, putting in long days to develop as major league players. I can’t wait for the new season to get underway. See you on the radio.