Sunday, September 17, 2006

Let the offseason begin

Your Monday paper marks a pseudo-milestone. It should be the first since March 25 in which the Montgomery Biscuits are not mentioned. That's a streak of 186 days.

We got lucky a few times to keep the streak going. The tough times were when the Biscuits had an off day and then were on a road trip. There were four of those.

May 22: Jeff Ridgway had just been promoted. We did a story on him packing everything up and getting to Durham so quickly.

June 18: Not much luck here. It marked the end of the first half of the season.

July 17: Michael Coleman was named the Southern League's hitter of the week.

Aug. 30: Of course, we had to make the mayor squirm a little over the $1,000 he suddenly owed Gabriel Martinez. Or, as he said when he presented the money Sept. 15: "Gabriel Mar-teen-ess."

Just because its the offseason doesn't mean an end to the ~beloved~ Riverwalk Talk (sarcasm). There will be news in the coming months over Tampa Bay's 40-man roster, the minor-league coaching staffs, the Devil Rays' affiliates and other happenings. Plus, I may post some musings from the season (favorite interviews is one subject dangling in my frail mind).

There could be something late tonight ... the Class A Visalia Oaks are one win from a California League championship.

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