It’s been a good couple of weeks if you live in/around Clearwater, like Baseball Ross and I. With all of the players that have been injured (not that we wanted that to happen) we’ve had the opportunity to see many of them rehabbing here in Clearwater.
In just the last few weeks, we’ve seen Freddy Galvis, Drew Naylor, Derrick Mitchell, Tyson Gillies among others.
It’s even better when we can see the guys return to action. As I wrote on Tuesday, Derrick Mitchell is “back in the saddle”. He’s had at least one homer, a triple and several well hit balls that without the wind, most likely would have left Ashburn Field.
I’ve also gotten to see another guy I’ve been watching for a few years return to play, Tyson Gillies.
During my “hiatus” a few weeks ago, I was at the Carpenter Complex watching a Gulf Coast Phillies game. I was walking over to the bleachers to sit down and who was sitting on a stool also watching the game? Drew Naylor. I said, “Hello” and asked how he was. He was very nice and we had a nice conversation about how his rehab was coming along.
Fast forward to last night, Drew returned to the bump.
It was good to see my favorite Aussie back in action.
Hopefully, they’ll all return back to their respective teams in the near future. Until they do, I’ll be happily going to every home game to watch them play and cheer them on.