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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Charlotte Knights at SWB Yankees, May 12, 2009

Yup, Chien-Ming Wang pitched this game. I didn't realize he would be there on rehab assignment until I saw him on the mound warming up.

Because Wang was starting, the ballpark was more crowded than usual. However, there were still plenty of seats in the lower deck available, including behind home plate. (Last year, there were never any lower deck seats available for walkups.)

I'm going to be really busy for the next couple of weeks. I don't have time to write a proper game report, but I wanted to at least post a few photos.

Andy Phillips was batting fourth, playing 1B. He gave away a lot of baseballs to the fans. I wonder if it's a veteran's privilege, because the other players and the batgirls didn't give away many balls, if any.

Looks like he still has blond highlights in his hair:

Andy was 0 for 3 with a walk.

He looks like he's blaming his bat.

Shelley Duncan serving as first base coach:

(The SWB Yankees often use starting pitchers on their off days and players on the DL as first base coaches.)

Andy gives pitcher Derek Rodriguez a hug after the game. (Apparently, he hugs the pitcher after every game the Knights win.)

Charlotte won, 1-0. The once fearsome SWB Yankees have been decimated by callups and injuries, and after this game, had not scored a run in 35 innings or so.

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posted by BubbaFan, 12:03 AM


sweet pix

andy's a fine looking man
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, May 18, 2009 9:49 PM  
Glad you like them.

I've got more pics to post, but I'm kind of busy this week, with the holiday and all. Haven't had time to go through my game pics yet.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, May 22, 2009 11:16 AM  

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