The Eagles’ 7 on 7 Pool did not do very well in the tourney sponsored by Fox Sports Southwest. All four teams in their Pool got to play four games and go home. The talent level in Texas is very good and the heat was even better. Fans and players had to battle the heat, which was 100+ on the natural turf fields. Just wait until next year when the entire tourney will be played on artificial turf. If the temperature is near the same as this year, the heat on the field will probably be near 120-130°.
The summer Derek Dane has baseballed through is typical of any young athlete wanting to excel in their sport and hoping to play at the next level. Quite different from what us ‘old school’ athletes did to excel. Some of the softball girls have had comparable summers.
I am excited about getting to go to Jerry’s World to watch and photograph Chance in the All-Star game. It was one of the things that made me change vacation plans.
The Astros and Rangers are going in different directions. The Astros have not only the worst team in MLB but one of the worst organizations. It has been pointed out that most of the Astros farm teams are in last place in their leagues or divisions. The Rangers, on the other hand, have won 10 in a row and their farm teams are in or near first place.