28 June 2011

Mustangs Look Good in Missoula


The last two evenings have been very pleasant, listening to the soothing and intelligent voice of Mustang radio broadcaster Ryan Schulling. He tells a relaxed story, only getting excited when its called for, has a good delivery for a baseball announcer and knows the game.

The Mustangs have been in Missoula for two games and showed some good pitching and hitting, and some eeriness too as they exploded for 6 runs in the 10th inning last night and 6 runs in the 9th inning tonight. Curiously enough, these were both started by home runs by Maddox and ended with home runs by Read. I was reminded of how irritating the announcer/cheerleader for the Osprey is as he could easily be heard chattering away between batters and making rhythmic noises between pitches as if he were wearing short dresses with high kicks on the sidelines, urging the fans to cheer. 

That is three games in a row won, they are above .500 as they return to Billings to face the Helena Brewers for 3 games and then the Missoula Osprey for another three. The usual 7 o'clock start Wednesday through Saturday. Don't forget the 4 o'clock start on Sunday afternoon and the 2 o'clock start on Monday, the 4th of July.

In addition to reading with the radio on reminding me of the 40s and 50s, the above image of a baseball is about as good as we ever saw when playing in those days. I think we used 4 balls for the whole game.

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