BISCUITS TO HAND OVER THE KEYS
The rumor is that the current homestand is the last one under the original ownership - new owners will be at the helm when the Biscuits return to Riverwalk in May.
Even his mom calls him Squid, you can be sure he has little trouble picking out his bat from the Biscuits dugout bat rack.
BISCUITS ARE ALL SMILES
Gary Redus has been encouraging Justin Williams to hit the ball back up the middle of the field. Its working, Jay-Dub has seen his average jump from .250 to .315 in the last ten days and is all smiles about it!
BAEZ FEELING BETTER
Relief pitcher Fernando Baez has been sick with the flu, Brady Williams tells me he should be getting back into games during the current homestand.
The Biscuits were rained out at Jackson last week, the game will be made up at Riverwalk when the Generals show up in a few weeks. This will give the Biscuits 71 regular season home games for the second year in a row.
Oddly, the same two teams were rained out last year at Jackson and the game was made up here. The Biscuits won the first of the six game set, then lost five in a row to the Generals who went on to win the Southern League.
Goetzman, Gotta, Honeywell, Winkler, Fierro have all packed off to Durham but the Biscuits just refuse to let anything slow them down. New arrivals have taken hold and will force decisions when the wounded return to the ranks at the higher levels. For example, how can you send down Nathan Lukes when he is batting .429?
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How excited was Brady Williams to add a bona-fide power hitter to his batting order when rehabbing Colby Rasmus was sent to the Biscuits?
In one at bat, Rasmus crushed a pitch to centerfield that didn't come back. Rasmus was sure it was a homer but the umps ruled it a ground rule double when the ball was found stuck between the boards.
Braves pitcher Weigel gave him the stinkeye for running the bases and sitting in the dugout before coming back to second base!
He still scored.
WORD ON THE STREET
The mayor reportedly checked out the street work at the ballpark and gave crews a deadline to finish the work - expect it to be done by the end of the month. However from the looks of it, they have made a bad spot worse by narrowing the street and threatening two way traffic.