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Moving into May

April 30, 2013

Laguna Hills, CA – It’s no mystery that professional baseball is filled with highs and lows for management, staff, players and fans over the results on the field. Our family has experienced plenty of peaks and valleys during the infant career of John Lamb with the Kansas City Royals organization. Now that we’re moving into May, it is easy to say that the game has provided another simple highlight worth smiling about for the family and fans around the game of baseball.

JL_Wilmington pic by Denise

Tonight’s start for John with his Wilmington Blue Rocks team had a sense of urgency throughout the minor league clubhouse. The Kansas City Royals, Advanced Class A affiliate, had lost seven straight going into the second game of the series tonight with the Salem Red Sox, Carolina League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox club. Putting an end to the slide had to be the primary focus of not only the staff but also the team.


Fortunately, solid pitching, defense and hitting were all integrated into tonight’s performance during the Blue Rocks effort at Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, DE. Not sure who had more fun during the broadcast? Surely, Mr. Celery with all the run production and the radio announcers sharing positive reports about the game must have enjoyed the game. However, hearing that my son was flashing some of the pre Tommy John surgery success which helps a team win really provided a true calm in the living room during the game. Hopefully, there were some optimistic reports from staff and brass about the event also.


A wide variety of sources can and will offer the statistical data from tonight’s game along with opinions or projections. Not here to discuss anything more than a real sense of relief for my son who is still getting the chance to chase his dream in baseball. While there is a real confidence that follows a small step forward in a professional career for any athlete, John is positively more proud for helping his team win and not the personal line illustrating the pitching performance.


We will continue to ride this high for another five days moving into May!

  1. May 2, 2013 06:12

    Awesome reporting James! I always feel like I’m sitting in your living room with on the edge of my seat. Glad John is back at and helping his team win, which what I know is something that drives him. Keep the reports coming!

    • May 2, 2013 07:21

      Thanks Patricia but you’re way to kind. Glad the kid has a few fans around the game!

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