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


  1. jackman16@gmail.com

    Sorry to hear about Tommy getting reassigned. He gave my 5 year old a bat after one of the games. He plays with it every day. Hopefully he will rejoin the team this year. He is a good guy and I wish him well.

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