Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Day 2 At Wrigley

JJ got the start today and at shortstop and went 1-3 with a run scored. He faced Mark Prior and singled in the 3rd. Then he flew out to right, struck out looking and then walked. It was a great two days with a lot of friends and family. JJ actually looked like he was having fun.

Thnaks for everyone who made it out over the last two days.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005


Today is the day that JJ will step on to the field that he has dreamed of playing on since he could swing a bat.

We have the easy part as fans going to the game and cheering him on. Can you imagine what is going through his stomach and his mind today. Sure he could tell us that he is not nervous, but he should be it is expected. Think of all the times we have dreamed about being in a place that seems so out of our personal being. It might be standing at the poduim to recieve and Emmy, it might be playing guitar in front of 80,000 screaming fans. It might be getting that movie star livestyle that everyone has dreamed about.
Enjoy the Moment you Deserve It.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Night Before Wrigley

Well hoping that JJ would not play tonight so he would start tomorrow does not look like it is going to happen. He is starting at second base tonight. So far 0-1 with a ground out to shortstop.

Anyone who is going to the game we are meeting at HITOPS at 4:30pm and going into the game at 6pm. JJ said that they are not taking batting practice!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Head West Young Man

JJ played yesterday and went 0-3 grounding out to second and flying out to center twice. He is putting the ball in play but nothing to show for it. The Pirates are headed out to play the LA Dodgers, so maybe the California air can get some of those hits to fall for him. Since he played yesterday he might get another start on Sunday.

Countdown to Wrigley 5 days.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


JJ and the Pirates faced future hall of famer Roger Clemens last night. The Pirates won 7-0 and JJ went 0-4 on the night. However, he did put the ball in play against Clemens. Grounding out and Flying out to Center twice.

JJ also made a nice play at second base and was on ESPN Top 10 plays at #9.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Thanks From JJ!

JJ wanted me to pass along his THANKS to everyone who called, e-mailed, watched, listened, etc. He said he wished he could call or e-mail everyone who has sent there best but he knows he would forget someone. The biggest thing he wanted me to mention is the support that everyone has showed him getting to the big leagues. He is not done yet this is just the beginning. Keep supporting him because it does make a difference.

He is really looking forward to his visit to Wrigley Field and can't wait to step on the field. It will be a very emotional but exciting day. For all of you that are going to the Cubs game on Tuesday we are planning a little get together before the game. The place is not final yet but I will keep everyone up to date.

Not a Bad Start

JJ had the start on Friday night of the doubleheader and went 0-2. He pinch hit on Sunday and had a single. 2 for 8 now sitting at .250 The pirates face the Houston Astros tomorrow and Clemens is on the mound. Hopefully he gets a start?

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

A Success!

1-4 with a double in the big league debut. Pinch hit today and struck out. What an amazing day.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Answering the BIG Call!

Monday September 12, 2005. The biggest day of your life enjoy it.

JJ was called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates last night and will make his Major League Debut tonight in St. Louis. Getting the start at second base.

Good Luck Big Guy everyone is so proud of you
And thanks for letting us all be a part of it.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Final Game?

Game 4 was won by Indy 4-1. JJ made some great plays at short. He was 1-5 with a HR and 2 rbi's. He is hitting .294 in the the playoffs. Game 5 tonight 5pm

Friday, September 09, 2005

Where Have you Been?

I know I have not updated everyone on the progress of JJ. Sorry.

Game 1 of the Playoffs.
JJ went 1-4 and the Indians lost 5-1.

Game 2 of the Playoffs.
On site for this one. 6 hours in the car but needed to see the kid. JJ went 1-5 on the night and the Indians lost 6-5. By the way after the game dropped a little hitting advice to the little bro. Did he listen?

Game 3 of the Playoffs.
He listened! JJ went 2-3 with a triple and a double and 2 rbi's. And he did take the advice and used it a little.

Game 4 Tonight at 6pm. Buffalo leads the series 2-1 Best of 5

Monday, September 05, 2005

Player of the Month!

JJ was awarded Player of the Month for August by his new team the Indianapolis Indians. He had 35 hits for the month. Nice job for coming over to a new team. He was given a watch for his accomplishment.

Last night JJ went 2-6 with an rbi. Indy made the playoffs and will play Buffalo in the first round.

Friday, September 02, 2005

It is all about 1 at bat at a time!

To make it to the big leagues you have to forget about your previous at bat and come through when it counts. Well JJ's night started out like this: Strikeout, Strikeout, ground out to pitcher, Strikeout. Then when Louisville came to bat in the 9th trailing 7-2 you would have thought it was over. Well Louisville tied the score at 7-7. JJ was going to come up third in the 9th. Do you think he would Strikeout. Well the game he was having you would think it. After a leadoff double by Cesar Crespo and one out JJ stepped to the plate. Remember what I said about forgetting about your previous at bats? Well JJ came up and smashed the ball to left center field and hit it off the 418 sign to drive home the winning run. As bad as it looked JJ finished 1-5 with and rbi.

Big leaguers forget about the previous ab's so if JJ can keep that in mind he will be a great big league player.

Indy is still one game up in the wild card race. Lets hope that JJ gets his shot in the bigs after the playoffs.

Losing Streak at 6

The Indians have lost 6 straight and are one game up in the wild card race. JJ was 0-3 last night. Game can be seen online at www.indyindians.com

7pm cst