I saw it in George Springer, but he was only here for a moment. I see it in Tony Kemp. That spark that informs me he will someday be a major leaguer. I thought Hunter Pence and, to a lesser degree, Ben Zobrist would probably make it someday. Who could have imagined they would both be MLB All-Stars someday.

Kemp plays the game with a level of talent and confidence that impresses the heck out of me. He even coaches 1B with class.

What do you think?




What a road trip!  Undefeated in 6 games. Quality pitching combined with timely hitting.

Manager Ed Romero has been pressing the right buttons. After their 2-4 homestand, the ValleyCats kicked things into gear and return to THE JOE with a 6 game winning streak.

The last homestand included 2 walkoff victories! Some years we see no walkoff wins, so they should be noted. Also the much-heralded arrival of P Mark Appel to start his pro career provided a great distraction to the players, I am sure.

There can be little doubt that the ValleyCats are a favorite to win the NYPL Championship this year, but those 2 of 3 playoff series can be a challenge for any team.

Enjoy all the quality ballplayers that the Astro organization has brought to Troy.  A good number of them will be playing in the Major Leagues in several years, you know it.