It was nice to see our kids come back. They fought hard. Obviously, we went up early and fell back behind, which is where we got in trouble last night. But the kids really pulled through.

It's their money. It comes from local revenues. They can do what they want with it. It's part of the local-control issue.

The goal for us is the same goal as for the other seven teams. After 14 (league) games, we want to be sitting on the top. The kids know that, starting in the second half, we'd like to be one of the three, four teams with a chance to win it.

What we found is someone had tried to break into the network. Our responsibility is to ensure that it doesn't happen again.

We had a walk-off hit by pitch. We had a single to tie it. They intentionally walked the next guy to set up a force play at the plate. We ran a fake squeeze and they hit the batter.

We're going to carry 13 on the varsity roster, with a couple guys we'll move up and down. A lot of this team is coming back. The last two years, we've only lost two starters, and a lot of the kids we still have are playing a lot of ball in the summer. So far, so good for us. And we'll see how everything works out.

I showed up at 9 and at about 10 the hail started coming down. About 11:30 or 12 we started seeing clearing past the trees in left field. Our kids got there at 11 and they were bundled up. We took (batting practice) and they didn't want any part of that.

We're still young, but we have experience. We return all but one guy, so the players we have coming back know the system and know the routine. It's a more laid-back atmosphere than in the past. I don't know if that's good or bad, but we'll find out in about two weeks.

He tried to stretch it to a triple, but he gout caught up with the third baseman a little bit and jammed his neck. They ended up having to carry him off the field on a stretcher. It was a scary thing to see.