This game deserves the same treatment and same breakdown I give every other game. But sometimes it’s difficult to come up with things to write that I didn’t cover in the game story. It wouldn’t be very creative of me to just say the same things twice, would it?
It’s frustrating to watch this team, though. I don’t even really know what it is. Because it’s not like my emotions or my day is tied to whether or not the Wingnuts win. It’s obviously not. Maybe last season spoiled me. Last season was fun.
It was like a major league team. This season feels like something totally different. I really can’t put my finger on it. It doesn’t feel like the first season, either. That team was just as inconsisent as this one. But that team had guys like Blake Gailen and Felipe Del Rosario and about 6,000 different pitchers coming in and out during the season.
This team should be good. All these guys have decent minor-league pedigrees. Obviously, not many of them are still on the way up or even at their peak, it seems. But they’re good players. It just seems like some guys don’t fit. There are guys who do fit, and if you only come to one game it’s easy to see who those guys are. But the puzzle is definitely not complete. Not even close, really.
The Wingnuts are making some roster moves. They made one that will be in the newspaper tomorrow, bringing in a guy with local flavor. There are others on the horizon. The Wingnuts aren’t going to stand still. Management won’t allow some of the misfitting pieces of the puzzle to stick around for too much longer.
Which is good. Because I’m ready to have fun again.
Up next: Wingnuts at Sioux City to start a six-game road trip.