Baseball Summer Check-In Update
We just got another update from a Husky busy at work with his summer team. Here's a missive from Joe Meggs, who checks in the from Terre Haute, Ind.:
JOE MEGGS, Terre Haute Rex
The Terre Haute Rex are currently on a three-day break for the Prospect League All-Star Game. We are tied for first so far for the second half. The season has been going by very quickly, and before you know it will be time for fall ball. The weather has been pretty hot. The heat index for a recent game was 115. It was probably the hottest game I've ever been a part of. It's a good thing I am always hydrating.
We had a new addition to our team recently. Erlin Santosa, a pitcher, joined our team from the Dominican Republic via Western Oklahoma State College. "E" as he is known amongst our team speaks little English, so it has been educational and humorous trying to communicate with him. Initially people on our team just asked him to translate their favorite four-letter words into Spanish and everyone had a good time with that.
I've been able to talk to him a bit thanks to three years of high-school Spanish. It's been easier and easier every day for him, as he learns more English and we learn more Spanish. Due to my above-average Spanish speaking skills I have earned the nickname "Mexicano" from E. Other notable nicknames he has given include "Pedroia" (our 3rd baseman), "Gordo" (our catcher), and "Mariano" (our closer). E has a terrible taste in music but it has been cool getting a taste of a foreign baseball culture.
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