Yeah, I know I owe the blog a post from Wednesday’s day game. Short version: Hoppers lost. I’ll get a few pictures and my write-up posted soon. Check out Bill on Baseball: On to Lakewood in the mean time.
Enjoy this picture that Hoppers Fan photo corespondent Eli took. Left to right: me, Bill (the bus driver for Augusta), Patrick (Eli’s dad), Todd (friendly Grasshopper employee). Five year old Eli captured the moment.
Here’s what Patrick had to say about the picture:
I know, why do you want a picture with the bus driver? I don’t know, just thought it would be something different. Besides, he drives a bus with “Abbott” on the side, and for a baseball team at that. Just wanted to share this brief moment Sunday, a time none of us will ever forget, seen through the eyes of a 5 yr old…. And Todd, thanks for humoring me. I’ve always said you guys go above and beyond for the fans.
Thanks for sending the picture my way, Patrick and Eli. I think it’s cool.
I ended up having a great chat with Bill before the game. Turns out in addition to currently driving the bus for Augusta, he used to drive the bus for Greensboro. I saw him at the ballpark every day for the series against Augusta and we watched several of the games together. He’s a great guy to watch a game with, and I’m glad to have met him. It would be nice I got to see him again in September.
Speaking of September, the Hoppers still have a chance at the playoffs, but it continues to be tough. So far, they’re 1-2 for the series at Lakewood, so the best we can hope for is a split if they win tomorrow’s game. They are going to have to work hard when they get back to Greensboro if they want to play in the postseason.