Obviously the attention was all on Clemens. As the lineups were given and the Skeeters took the field, the boys were cheering LOUD...but not for Clemens. While they were excited to see him pitch like the rest of us, they were more excited to see the "other" guys...guys they know.
"Look dad, there's Vic!" "Dad, Iggy is starting at short!" "I can't believe Octavio gets to catch Roger Clemens". "Why is Hagen not starting?" "There's Mr. Upshaw!" "Mom, Luis is getting ready to bat" Those were just a few of the things Debbie and I got to hear as we were watching the game.
While the opportunity to watch one of baseball's greatest pitchers of all time was special, we would never trade it for the impact the "other" guys have made on our boys lives. The Atlantic League is full of these guys that we get to know and watch each summer. While many said the Atlantic League would have a chance to shine Saturday night, it definitely did and continues to shine bright in our house...Thanks!