This week, we're at the home of the Lake Monsters with the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. These veterans and active duty soldiers tour the country playing games with the proceeds going to the Wounded Warriors Foundation. They beat a team of Vermont celebrity all stars over the weekend,13-1. They also had some time to ask the Lake Monster questions:
Greg Reynolds, outfielder, served in Iraq during the invasion between 2003 and 2004: "When was your longest winning streak and how many games did you win?"
B.J. Boyd, Lake Monsters Outfielder: "Thanks for your service, Greg. My longest winning streak was my Junior year. I went to Palo Alto High School. We won 20 games in a row. We went to the title game and we won that."
Manny Del Rio, catcher, served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Kitty Hawk: "What is your team ritual?"
Ryan Gorton, Lake Monsters Catcher: "Thanks Manny. I appreciate your service. Our team ritual has been meeting on the line 25 minutes before first pitch. We go through a little stretching, leads and breaks, as far as base running goes, then get our arms warm and get ready to play."
Matias Ferreira, second baseman, served in the U.S. Marine core (medically retired in 2012): "For the second baseman, How do you feel when there are several righties up, then all of the sudden there's a lefty?"
Melvin Mercedes, Lake Monsters second baseman: "Thank you for your service Matias. When there are righties hitting, I just play more up the middle and when a lefty comes up, I just stay back in the grass and just try to cover range."
PO Box 4508