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Joey Gallo, the future in the present.




Joey Gallo on deck at the Big League Weekend

I saw Joey Gallo in my hometown during Big League Weekend. My first reaction. He is HUGE! I had this image of a cute little infielder, nothing could be further from the truth. He stepped into the on deck circle and Whoosh! His bat was inches from hitting me in the face.  He very politely stepped to the side to work on his swings. At 6’5″ 230 lbs he is impressive to say the least.  While playing for the Frisco Roughriders, he was hitting .314/.425/.636,another impressive stat. While I watched him, I noticed his arms are massive and his swing is that of his mentor Jason Giambi.


The question comes up is it too early for Gallo, and I am going to say NO. He’s young and a power hitter. The glove can be developed. In Texas he will be playing third base and that will help focus. During his time in the minors he has been at 3rd and left field and I think this is a mistake, he need to focus on his infield position not spread himself out.


Baseball America doesn’t see very much coming from Joey but I disagree, I see something in him and I am very excited. Its time to see if our baby duck can swim.

Fun Fact Friday: Dodgers

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I went to Big League Weekend in March. I wanted to see my Texas Rangers. Something funny happened that day. I kinda became a Dodger fan. OK I like the Dodgers. Its was fun to see Joc Pederson before he was Joc Pederson. If you look at the program, Grandal doesn't have a jersey number. Flash forward to yesterday and he had 8 RBIs and 2 3-Run Home Runs. So today I would show you my program and Box Score of the game.  Oh Grandal's number is 9.


 LA DODGERS       AB  R  H BI  TEXAS            AB  R  H BI
 Hernández ss      4  2  1  1  Martín cf         1  0  0  0 
 Samson ss         1  1  1  0  DeShields ph-cf   2  0  0  0 
 Turner 3b         3  1  2  2  Andrus ss         2  0  0  0 
 Britton 3b        3  1  1  3  Lucas ss          2  0  0  0 
 Puig rf           2  0  0  0  Ludwick dh        2  0  0  0 
 Hazelbaker rf     2  0  1  0  Peguero ph-dh     2  0  0  0 
 González 1b       3  2  2  2  Gallo 3b          2  0  0  0 
 Carson lf         2  0  0  0  G Rodriguez 3b    2  0  1  0 
 Grandal c         4  0  1  0  Hoying rf         2  0  1  0 
 Buchter p         0  0  0  0  Brinson rf        2  1  1  0 
 R Troncoso p      0  0  0  0  Smolinski lf      2  0  1  0 
 Zarraga ph        1  1  1  0  Strausborger lf   1  0  0  0 
 Ravin p           0  0  0  0  Odor 2b           2  0  0  0 
 Guerrero lf       3  0  0  0  Spivey 2b         1  0  0  0 
 Nicasio p         0  0  0  0  Rosales 1b        2  0  1  0 
 Ogle ph-c         2  0  1  0  Adams 1b          1  1  1  0 
 Pederson cf       2  1  1  0  Gimenez c         2  0  0  0 
 Witherspoon cf    2  1  1  0  Lyon c            1  1  1  3 
 Barney 2b         3  0  2  0  
 Sweeney pr-2b     2  1  1  1  
 Greinke p         2  0  0  0  
 Jensen 1b         2  0  1  1  
 TOTALS           43 11 17 10  TOTALS           31  3  7  3

 LA DODGERS                103 011 041 -- 11
 TEXAS                     000 000 030 --  3

 E--Andrus. DP--LA DODGERS 1, TEXAS 2. LOB--LA 
 DODGERS 9, TEXAS 2. 2B--Samson. HR--Lyon 1 (1) 
 (off R Troncoso), González 2 (2) (off Bonilla, 
 Ranaudo), Hernández 1 (2) (off Ranaudo), Turner 1 
 (2) (off Ranaudo), Britton 1 (1) (off Bonilla). 
 SB--Pederson 1 (2). CS--Hoying, Martín.
                                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
 Greinke (W,1-0)                    4   3   0   0   1   6   0
 Nicasio                            2   0   0   0   0   4   0
 Buchter                            1   0   0   0   0   2   0
 R Troncoso                         1   3   3   3   0   0   1
 Ravin                              1   1   0   0   0   3   0
 Ranaudo (L,0-1)                    4   6   4   3   2   2   3
 Bonilla                            4   8   6   6   1   7   2
 D. Martínez                      2-3   3   1   1   1   0   0
 Slack                            1-3   0   0   0   0   0   0

 WP--Bonilla 2. SO--LAD: Grandal 3, Carson 2, 
 Guerrero, Jensen, Ogle, Greinke. TEX: Ludwick 2, 
 Odor 2, Lucas 2, Brinson, Martín, Peguero, Hoying,
 Gallo, Andrus, Gimenez, G Rodriguez, Smolinski. 
 BB--LAD: Samson, Puig, Pederson, Jensen. TEX: 
 Martín. T--3:03. A--25,434.

Big League Weekend Big League Joke



An Open Letter to Reese Ryan and Ryan/Sanders Baseball

Let me first say Thank you to the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Dodgers for coming to San Antonio and playing some baseball. It was a wonderful to see real major league players. Also I would like to thank Yasiel Puig for trying to get Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick to come out to San Antonio. As wonderful as it was to see baseball in San Antonio there were some definite problems that need to be addressed.

Dear Mr Ryan,

Lets start off with the name Big League Weekend. The name gave me images of Derek Holland on the mound  and Mitch Moreland on 1st. This being Spring Training I figured at the 7th inning the prospects like Joey Gallo would take over. Image my disappointment as I saw a twitter post with the travel roster.

No Holland No Moreland and even though they played minor league ball here, No Beltre and No Choo.

I saved my money to get a single front row seat I was right by the on deck circle. The seats were awesome! If I am going to pay $129 for a front row seat I want to see some Big League Names

As a Ranger fan and someone who is also quite knowledgeable on MLB let me tell you this was not a fair fight. The Rangers brought mostly a prospect showcase and the Dodgers brought the DODGERS!

Justin Turner, Adrian Gonzalez , Yasiel Puig and with his new hair style The Crowned Prince of Pitching: Zack Greinke.

If you want to have a prospect showcase, I would go to that with ticket prices cut in half of course. But this was supposed to be Big League Weekend.

Now there is baseball in San Antonio, the San Diego Padres Double A affiliate the San Antonio Missions so I am used to their prices on concessions and souvenirs.

I was NOT going to pay $30 for a shirt that says Big League Weekend. I DID pay $15 for a plain hot dog, a large soda and a bag of peanuts.

I showed up at the game a 9am, 1 hour before the doors opened. I would later find out that the first 5000 people got a cute baseball backpack but there was no one handing out things at my gate and I had to go searching for a program as no one was handing out programs at my gate as well. As a former promotions person for a Big League team I was disappointed. This was supposed to be a Big League event.

As the doors were opening, it was starting to rain I was asked to empty my pockets so my electronics were exposed to the rain and I passed security and as I enter in the Alamodome, trying to put my things back an usher says to me “Ma’am you need to get one.”  then he pointed at the umbrella bags and he did not get a bag for me and just watched me struggle to try to get the bag off the rack with wet hands.

I made it inside it is 10 a.m,and the game is at 1pm. I watched earlier in the week Mr Reese Ryan, state how there was going to be batting practice and that the fans were going to experience things like at the ball park. But there was no batting practice and by the time I made it to my seat I realized that the Sports Collectibles Show was too far away and to get Ruben Sierra autograph would cost $20. I decided that I would not make the trek up there because I wanted to meet my Rangers, but very few autographs were given from the Rangers and almost none from the Dodgers. A young Puig fan waited right near home plate for his hero to come and he never did.

I am going to make a call. It is most likely that the Big League Weekend people will ignore this review or I will get a canned statement something to the effect “Thank you for your thoughts. We are always looking to improve our event and take your concerns seriously.”

In all seriousness I want to take a meeting with you Mr. Ryan, I think with better planning and execution this could be a phenomenal event

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and I look forward to speaking with you.


Miss Baseball

PS: Some pictures from my seat

Ticket to Saturday’s game


I just can’t wait to see the Rangers and Dodgers split squad. I can’t wait to get Ruben Sierra’s autograph. I’m going to boo the bench coach. Don’t worry it’s Steve Buechele, he likes boos. Plus I can’t wait to sit in my seat. I saved and I bought a first row ticket. I got my glove. I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight. I can’t wait.


Fun Fact Friday: Big League Weekend


Major League Baseball is coming to San Antonio. The Texas Rangers Vs. The Los Angeles Dodgers. Two days of exhibition games.  And guess who is going to Saturday’s game. ( hint you are reading her blog) That’s right!  ME! 


So for Fun Fact Friday some facts on this year’s Big League Weekend:
When March 20 @7 PM and March 21 @1 PM which is when I’m going.
Where: The Alamodome
What else is going to be there?: On Friday Jeff Kent will sign autographs and on Saturday Ranger Great: Ruben Sierra will be signing as well.
I don’t know how I am supposed to wait. I just can’t. I got my tickets!  There are still tickets available check out: