Congrats to the BayBears!
This note just posted on the Missoula Osprey page on Facebook:
Congrats to Double-A Mobile, who won the Southern League crown today. The BayBears include several former Osprey, including Adam Eaton (2010), Charles Brewer (2009), Jarrod Parker (2007), Taylor Harbin (2007), Jake Elmore (2008), Ollie Linton (2008), Bryan Henry (2007), Clay Zavada (2006), Yonata Ortega (2007), Kyle Greene (2008) and hitting coach Alan Zinter (2008). Paul Goldschmidt (2009) was also on that squad before his promotion to the D-backs.
The Mobile BayBears won a 6-4 decision over the Tennessee Smokies to take their first Southern League crown since 2004, winning the series in four games.
Seeing some of the celebration pics … well, I could get all sorts of critical and point out a lack of, um, thought in the picture taking, because, after all, it’s in the clubhouse, and guys don’t necessarily care if cameras are in there or not. (Now the subject of the column, definitely good.) I think I was also struck a bit by the amount of hair on Ollie Linton’s head, but that is a story for a different day …
I do want to point out the trophy pic (at the top of the story), however, which is surrounded by, clockwise from Noon, Taylor Harbin, Jake Elmore, Adam Eaton and the before-mentioned Linton (to the left of the trophy). Yes, you will have to click on it to see it, or … well, we’ll try to post the pic a little later.
Anyway, Goldy celebrated with a two-hit, three-RBI day in the D-backs’ 5-1 win at San Diego.