Monday, August 24, 2009

Wes' Week That Was

23-year old Wes Wrenn was selected by the Mets in the 35th round of the 2009 draft, out of The Citadel, in South Carolina. He makes his home in Greensboro, NC. Wes is taking his first professional steps towards his big-league dreams, and has agreed to check in on the Blog from time to time to get us behind the scenes in the life of a new minor league ballplayer.

Last Saturday I was asked to work a women’s baseball clinic. I was kind of skeptical at first because I thought it was going to be some women that didn’t know much about baseball and I'd have to spend some valuable off time babysitting or explaining how many outs are in an inning...or what an out or an inning even is.

Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong!

These women knew as much, or more than, I did. They were asking some great questions during the Q&A and then when we took the field, they all had their gear and were ready to go. John Servidio and I took them through some stretches and then started playing catch. We could tell right away that there were some ballplayers in the group. We then went into some skills challenges and this was when it became very interesting.

Without mentioning names, there were some very athletic, competitive, entertaining, and interesting women in the group. Seeing their reactions to a dropped fly ball or missed ground ball was hilarious; some chose to show how they felt by throwing their gloves, others had a few choice words to say, and the few that did neither just kind of laughed and danced their way back to the end of the line.

The winner of each competition was awarded the opportunity to throw out the first pitch of that night’s game. I guess that is why there were some that became a little heated. Overall, it was a lot of fun and I don’t think I have laughed that much on a baseball field since the kids camp we had a few weeks back.

As usual, it was great to meet the fans face-to-face, and get to know the people who support our team. Thanks again to all the women who participated for making it so much fun!

-- Wes


Anonymous said...

Hey, I am looking for a new player this year, Pitcher Brandon Sage. I have been unable to find much on him, pictures, blogs, anything. He came from Alabama and pitched his first game on June 24 against the Hudson Valley Renegades. His second game was on July 2 against the Tri-City ValleyCats. Any information as to how he is doing would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, an Ohio fan.

Lisa Gav said...

A big THANK YOU to Wes & John (and Dave) for making this another great Ladies' Clinic!
Here's to getting a larger group together next season so we can have a proper Game at the end of the day.

And, of course, much Thanks to Liz for putting it all together again.

Glad to hear that Wes had as much fun as we all did!