Well, we are now four games away from being halfway done with the season. Two games above .500, so we are happy with that. Playing better baseball everyday, and from a fan’s perspective, they have seen these guys grow, mature, and learn the game they love to play.
We had 18 1-run games, and trust me that builds plenty of character; it also lets the guys play a lot more relaxed when the games are tight since they are so used to it. The guys have three days off for the all-star break, and then they'll be right back to the grind.
We play 16 in a row after that. The second half should be a good test since a lot of my players have never played more than 60 games before, and they are in for all 140 games. I will keep everybody updated on how the first half finishes, and how the second half begins. Until then, good luck to all little league all-star teams in our area, and a special thanks to all the coaches who volunteer their time to the kids and the game of baseball. Naples is lucky to have so many good coaches guiding these kids.