Hello there to you my friends..
Welcome to 2010…it’s a NEW YEAR for sure! How did you ring in the new year? I had some of my closest friends come back into town for a New Year’s Eve SUPER Shenanigan Throwdown…we got wild and loud as you can imagine and it was a great time for sure.
The countdown to Opening Day 2010 is on too..we’re exactly 100 days away from the 10th season of Lexington Legends baseball at Applebee’s Park? Are you getting pumped? I sure am!
We have ALOT of cool things planned for this upcoming year and as the season gets closer, I’ll be sure to pass along.
In other Legends news…
*Rodney Linares, a veteran of the Astros’ organization, will be the Legends manager in 2010. For the last three seasons, Linares was the manager in Greeneville (Tenn.), the Astros’ affiliate in the rookie Appalachian League.
Linares was Lexington’s hitting coach in 2005 and 2006. Before joining the Legends for the 2005 season, he had served six seasons as a hitting coach and scout in the Astros’ Dominican Republic operations.
Linares played three seasons of professional baseball. He was an infielder in the Detroit organization in 1997 and part of 1998, and in the Houston organization from 1998-99.
Stubby Clapp, who was the Legends hitting coach in 2008, will return to that post in 2010. He was the hitting coach for Greeneville in 2007 and 2009. Clapp played professionally from 1997-2005, and reached the majors in 2001 with St. Louis. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Clapp played for Canada in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. He also played for Canada in the 1999 PanAm Games and in the World Baseball Classic in 2006 and 2009.
*Former Eastern Kentucky University and Lexington Legends standout, Josh Anderson signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. This deals features an invitation to Spring Training in Florida as a non-roster player.
Anderson, a 27-year-old Kentucky native, (Eubank), is a career .272 hitter with the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals. Anderson has made a big name for himself for his base-stealing ability. He is a left-handed outfielder who has 36 stolen bases in 179 major league games to his name.
Anderson was drafted in 2004 into the Astros organization and made his MLB debut in 2007 before being trade to the Braves. He was Class AAA Richmond’s Player of the the Year in 2008 and went to spring training with the Braves in 2009. But, he was traded to the Tigers before the season began and spent most of 2009 in Detroit before being sent to Royals for cash considerations.
We have soooooooooo much more happening in 2010, I can’t wait to share…but, you’ll definitely have to keep checking out the hottest blog in all of minor league baseball…Diggin’ In To the Legends with ME…SuperMario!
until the next time,
keep it SUPER
Hola Mi Amigos!
And for those that don’t speak Spanish…Hi My Friends!
But, as I type the hottest blog in the minor leagues as well as the longest running blog in the south Atlantic leagues…guess what??? Your main man, good ole SuperMario is reflecting on an awesome and adventurous time in Indianapolis for the 2009 Baseball Winter Meetings.
Until the next time,
It’s starting to look a lot like…THANKSGIVING!
I hope EVERYONE has a fantastic Turkey day and has safe travels whether it may be through the air or on the ground!
We’ll chat it up again soon…sometime after this great day! I’m already full thinking about it!
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until next time friends..
keep it SUPER!
Thanks for coming on back to your favorite place in all the land…Diggin’ In to the Legends with ME…SuperMario. You’re locked into the hottest AND longest running blog in the South Atlantic League.
So how goes it?
I’m assuming EVERYBODY had a SUPER fantastic halloweekened, a few weeks back.
It’s been a couple busy weeks for baseball fans across the nation as all eyes were locked into the World Series as Yankees battled the Phillies. Storylines were definitely good one for this series. The Phillies…the defending world champs versus the winningest franchise EVER (as some people say) in all of baseball history.
Well, as we all know, the Yanks won and brought home the hardware for the 27th time. Shew! That team is definitely on a roll…a big bank roll can do lots when building a sports franchise…the Steinbreinners admit that. But, congrats to that organziation on a job well done clinching the series 4 games to 2.
In other baseball news…I wrote a few blogs ago how the Legends parent team, the Houston Astros let go their manger, Cecil Cooper and were in search of a new skipper…welll, it’s official thay hired a new one and he’s from within the Boston Reds Sox organization…his name, Brad Mills.
He actually has been managing in the minors for about 18 years and has been given the go-ahead to take the reigns of the Astros for the next 2 years.
Kudos to Mr. Mills…and, hopefully he can right the ship of the Houston Astros because we are more than ready to see some W’s all across the board during 2010.
Speaking of new hires…it’s official these days and was published in the Lexington Herald-Leader recently so I can definitely plug it right here in this blog….About a month ago, I accepted a position here in Lexington in the news department with ABC affiliate, ABC 36…Check out the link below.
No fear though, I’m still going to be working for the Legends…just going to be pulling double at both places for the next few months….so that should be interesting, right? I’m excited…it’s been a blast so far and I’m so thankful for the oppurtunity.
But, for now…that’s all I got..
until next time,
keep it SUPER,
So…the big bad minor league baseball promotional seminar in NAWLINS was definitely a success. Tons of cool and unique ideas were shared PLUS I, good ole SuperMario got to meet and greet with some of the BEST of the BEST when comes to baseball so it was a great trade off.
Unfortunately, the Lexington Legends did not bring home the hardware in the “MiLB Best In-Game Promotion” with Media Mogul Madness. I’m sure though, when the final votes were counted, the Legends were a very close second. The promotion that actually won was the “Funky Feather” brought to you by our friends at the Great Lake Loons.
Check out the link here and see what it’s all about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRb4zqeydHE
After watching, I’m sure you’ll be able to see why they won.
Even though the baseball season has long gone, we here in the Legends front office are STILL mighty busy. We’re hosting the South Atlantic League Fall Meetings coming up during the week of October 12th. For those of you who MIGHT not know what that means…Lexington is the host city for the fall meetings, where all the 14 teams in our league meet and discuss the 2009 season and plan, prepare and vote on items involving the 2010 season. Follow the Lexington Legends website for cool things from that particular meeting.
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