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Fisher Cat season kicked off 2 nights ago, and we have 3 games down, and are 3-0. 3solid pitching performances, a 2nd baseman and 2 hole hitter with 7 RBI's and 4 doubles in 3 games.

My soon to be new room mate (replacing the irreplaceable Martijn Meeuwis with Neptunus and the dutch team) is Marc Rzepczynski. Marc and I go way back, we played summer ball together for the Bellingham Bells in the summer of 2004 when we were both young and not nearly as experienced as we are now. Let me tell you some about him. He's a 23 year old lefty from southern Cali, real nice guy, a talker and a guy who doesn't realize how good he can be, well sometimes he does, but gets quickly chopped down by his team mates when is gets to that. He throws 90-92 with movement, and throws strikes. Dirty.

We are close to moving into our new apartment just off the downtown strip in Manchester, New Hampshire. We just need our furniture on Saturday, and are good to move in.

I am waiting to get my Visa approved and get the paperwork to be able to actually play for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Since I signed to near to the actual seasons start, I need to wait for my visa to be accepted, and then I can play baseball, and get paid. It should be less then a week from now when I am able to play, but you never know, and we will see.

We have 142 games this season, and I am excited to get into games, I think I would have at least 2 outings in by now. From the way I threw in spring training the double A pitching coach wants me to throw almost all submarine, which is fine with me. It's different, but I will take it, and run with it. I've been throwing strikes and despite I, and no other major league guys can throw submarine harder then 84 MPH, I am happy to make the switch, as long as the Blue Jays like it, and I succeed in that role.

Life's aright... just waiting for Shorty to get here, and for life to keep on keeping on.


Anonymous said...

BoydMan-Say Hi to Adrian Martin for me. Coached him at IRCC. Your Dutch Bullpen Buddy/Coach, back in the NL.-JimS

theoddbod said...

make sure to noodle arm it once or twice

Bergkamp said...

Groetjes Leon!

Just wanted to say hello and great work on the blog. It's been great being able to follow your experiences for Team Holland, and now with the Fisher Cats.

Congrats on the outstanding WBC performance. My fellow bloggers and I were pulling for you guys, and still are for the Fisher Cats actually. We all happen to be Dutch and Blue Jays fans as well. We write for the Blue Jays blog Drunk Jays Fans (www.drunkjaysfans.com).

Every Sunday we host a podcast for the Canadian sports broadcaster The Score and we were wondering if you might be interested in doing an interview with us this week to talk about your WBC experiences and life in the Jays' farm system. It would be great to have you on the show. Please let me know if you can make it. You can reach me at: gojusti@gmail.com

Beste wensen,


Leon 44 said...

Oddbod - Ihaven't thrown the noodle arm pitch in about 7 years, I have the feeling it would team my arm off of my body at this point in my life, but just for the hell of it, I will do it tomorrow.

Jim - Adrian got called up to triple A today, but if I see him I will for sure let him know you say hello.

Greetings to you guys, thanks for the comments...