I went to Monday night’s game in Dayton with my father. The good guys lost 6-1 but I got to see Logan Parker make two great defensive plays, get a couple singles and score the team’s only run. It looks like his power is finally starting to come around. Even if it doesn’t, his baseball IQ is extremely high. His first great defensive play was trailing a runner down to second base on a double. The runner rounded second, seeing both the second baseman and shortstop in front of him, took a big turn. He didn’t see Logan had sneaked in behind him. The shortstop did and they picked him off.

Does anyone else get as irritated as I do when people walk down my aisle in front of me during a pitch or, even worse, in the middle of a play? Major “baseball fan foul.” That’s the downside of the minor league games, though. At least 50% of the people there aren’t there to watch a game.

I meant to get these up sooner. I’m sorry for the delay and I hope you enjoy them:

Smith1

Jordan Smith warming up before the game. Pitching coach Doug Bair looks on.

l_a08b93132d4bbdb0e7252f9cf5a3ada5.jpg

Logan Parker on first after his first single.

Francisco1

Thirdbaseman Juan Francisco

l_d7f6a4ebdefa396bd05c90d2c5018d3d.jpg

Jordan Smith delivering a pitch in the 3rd inning.

l_bde9ff1910f511dec239aaa762a38983.jpg

The Dragons may have lost but any day at the ballpark with your father is a win in my book.