Idle Thoughts

by Dave B. in

Mother Nature isn't playing nice with the Cape Cod League. Let's hope that she doesn't pull a repeat of June and July 2009 when it seemed to rain every other day. I've seen Vanderbilt play a few times this year. Every time I watch them, Connor Harrell makes something happen. He could do some real damage at Red Wilson Field for Yarmouth-Dennis this summer. 

While watching the College World Series tonight, I actually heard Robin Ventura say that when the wind is blowing out, it makes batters feel "hitterish." Really, Robin? Hitterish??

Hyannis has a league-best record of 9-2. The Harbor Hawks are 6-0 when playing on the road. They are 3-0 in one-run games and Hyannis pitchers have tossed three shutouts. Last year, Hyannis did not pick up their ninth win until their 19th game.

Harwich signed Georgia Tech first baseman Jake Davies to a temp contract last weekend. That signing could provide the Mariners offense with a jolt. Davies, who played for Wareham last year, batted .347 with 5 HR, 35 RBI and had an .898 OPS for the Yellow Jackets this spring.

Maybe Chatham should petition the league to play all of their home games at Lowell Park. In their two games at Cotuit, the Anglers scored 17 runs on 26 hits and they hit four homeruns. Chatham is 0-4 at home. There have been six homeruns hit at Lowell Park, more than at any other field.

Yeah, I know this has nothing to do with baseball but I was happy to see that the Boston Bruins Tim Thomas won his second Vezina Trophy tonight. I hear the trophy originally went to Roberto Luongo but it melted down.

In just under ten years, we have witnessed the Patriots winning the Super Bowl three times, the Red Sox winning two World Series, a Celtics championship, and now a Bruins Stanley Cup. I think we have to admit to being pretty spoiled around here.