This season is still very early, but as of today, we are tied for first place!  We just took two of three from the Padres and even batted Starlin Castro third in the second game of a double header yesterday.  He is our best hitter so far this season and I can him him excelling in this role, but I think Byrd will be our primary hitter in the three hole.  

I am disappointed in the performance of Carlos Pena to start this season.  His defense has been great!  However, his bat hasn’t been there for us like I hoped it would.  I have said it before, but I wish he would be more aggressive at the plate.  It’s obvious that he has tremendous power.  Hopefully, we’ll get to see some of that power soon.
Well, I haven’t posted anything the last few days due to another storm moving through our area and knocking out my internet once again.  So, I am at McDonald’s today using their free WiFi and trying to catch up on things.  
As some of you may know, my wife and I are expecting a baby boy later this summer.  We are still debating what to name him.  The names we like the best so far are Chance, Maddux, Logan and Luke.  One of these names will be his first name and the middle name will be a family name still yet to be decided.  I would love to hear from anyone on which of these four names you like the best.  Thanks!


  1. southernbelle

    Ron: Tell your son I AM proud of his Jeter card and pride! I like all those name ideas you have. I think my pick would be Luke. As for Carlos Pena, he does have a lot of power. But last year he hit just .196. He HAS to improve in that area!

  2. crzblue2

    I like the names Chance and Maddux!
    Dodgers and Cubs should be playing where the weather is beautiful! Hope you got your internect connection back! So when is the exact due date for your bundle of joy?

  3. blithescribe

    Congratulations, again! I like Maddux if you want something less traditional and Logan if you want something more traditional, but I would definitely wait to see how it pairs with the middle name you select before you make the final decision. Hope your internet woes clear up soon.
    This is a very simple game…

  4. ronlang44

    @Virginia-I really like Luke and Maddux right now. We are leaning towards Maddux David as his name.
    @Emma-He is due August 13th. I cannot wait. This will be number 3 for us!
    @Kristen-I talked to the internet company yesterday and it’s working this morning. I will see if it continues. I spent over 40 minutes on the phone with them.
    @Mark-Castro and Barney are tearing it up at the start of the lineup. We need to start knocking them in.
    @Mike-I like the girl idea. We were actually talking about Addison Grace if it was a girl.

    Takes everyone for the input!