Day 3 (Thursday) of Fantasy camp started off with us again waking up early to make it to the ballpark in time to get dressed and get ready for our first game. After taking some hacks in the bullpen, we headed out to Field #3 to play our game against Zane Smith and Greg Olson's team. We ended up losing the game 9-3, but I did fairly well by going 2-3 with a single, double, 2 RBI's and a fielder's choice for the last at bat. One of my teammates did go yard for the first homer of fantasy camp by anyone during a game. However, that was all of our offense for this game. I also made a few god plays while playing third again, enough for Eddie Perez to say I would get his gold glove award (yes!).
Here are some shots of the batting cage (including a shot of Dale Murphy who arrived into camp today for his only day here)
After lunch we went out to play our second game on the stadium field. I actually tried my hand at pitching in this game as we needed someone to pitch, but it didn't turn out very well. Luckily I didn't hit anyone, but did walk almost everyone I faced. Eddie came in to relieve me (I retreated happily back to third) and we ended up coming back and winning the game 6-5. I went 3-4 with 3 singles a fly out and 2 runs scored. It was nice to notch our first win of the camp.
Murphy was kind enough after the games to sit and sign autographs and take pictures with everyone. I got a good shot of him and I with my camera that I'll post later as I haven't pulled it off the camera yet. Here's a shot of him being gracious and signing anything for everyone!
Later in the evening we had "man cave" night back at the same place we had the opening night dinner. Tom Glavine arrived and I got to spend some time talking to him while we were there. He was gracious enough to pose for a picture with me.
We are looking forward to playing on the stadium field again tomorrow morning if the rain holds off. I hope we are able to get in the morning games as that is what we are down here for. We are scheduled for a golf outing in the afternoon that we can't cancel. The rain should be be over by noon if we even get any at all (only a 50% chance), so we will get some golf in I am sure of it.
For now it's time to hit the sack and let the body recover. See you all tomorrow.