June 2009

Ciao Y’all!

Yankees fans, this will be my final blog post of the season.  I have enjoyed corresponding to everyone this year, and I am sure another Tampa Yankee will pick up blogging for the second half of the season.

Congrats to the Lakers, who won the NBA Finals!  As a fair weather fan, I am excited to see another sports title head to Southern California.

As for the big club, they look like they are doing well, with the exception to the Red Sox!  It is strange to see they have not beaten them yet, but as long as they keep battling for first place that is all that matters.  Hopefully in October when they are making their playoff push that these early games against the Sox don’t come back to haunt them. 

As for us down on the farm, we are counting the hours until the All Star Break! Haha.  We are all looking to catch up on some rest and leisure time. 

A couple of teammates and I went to go see The Hangover the other day.  It is one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time.  I was laughing so hard my stomach was hurting.  And it is getting great reviews by the critics.  So if you haven’t seen it yet, get to the movies this weekend!

Well that’s it folks, I hope you have enjoyed my blog over the past several weeks.  Thank you to all who took time out to read and respond.  I had a great time sharing my experiences with you this first half of the season, and am looking forward to a great second half of minor league baseball!

Matt Cusick

June Gloom

Hey Yankee fans!  Hope everyone is doing well.  Our team is in the midst of a 24 game span without a day off.  In fact our next break is the All Star Break, and many players are arranging a mini vacation to pass the time.  Some are even heading home for some R&R.

Draft day is here, which for those of you who don’t know, is the day when dreams become a reality.  Over the next day or two many amateur baseball players will be drafted by one of the 30 major league clubs and turn professional on their way to realizing their dream of a major league ballplayer.  Two years ago I was in there position, and it seems like just yesterday.  I wish all of them the best in their professional careers. 

The Tampa Yankees are doing well, winning 3 of our last 4.  However the other day, my roommate Tommy Baldridge, got re-assigned to low A Charleston.  He got moved when we were on the road, so all of his belongings including his car are still here in Tampa.  I have gathered all of it up and am gonna send it to him.  Just another wild part of our life as minor leaguers. 

In our clubhouse we recently got a ping pong table.  This, of course, has now occupied most of my downtime during the day.  The team is so competitive and soon we are going to have a tournament to see who is the team ping pong champion.  The early favorite is outfielder Jack Rye, nobody can seem to beat him!

Well, that’s all for today everyone.  God Bless and have a great week!

Matt Cusick