Thursday, September 14, 2006

One win away

The Biscuits' 7-0 win over Huntsville on Saturday leaves Montgomery needing just one more victory to claim the Southern League championship.

Mayor Bobby Bright is bringing a $1,000 check to Riverwalk Stadium on Friday (he postponed Thursday) to pay off Gabriel Martinez for hitting a train with a home run. Bright might need to bring some more cash.

Way back in 2004, Bright showed up to pay Iker Franco for the same feat. Just before the pregame presentation, Montgomery manager Charlie Montoyo joked with Bright that he should pay him something for putting Franco in the lineup.

"Get into the playoffs and we'll talk," Bright said.

I was there, right next to Bright, and heard the conversation.

Oh, Mr. Mayor, how much is a league championship worth??? Of course, the Biscuits could lose the next two games and watch Huntsville celebrate.

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