November 2008

Last Entry.

Hello All. Sorry if took me til Saturday, but I fell asleep right after the night game last night. I am back from the bathroom and as usual, Beau Vaughn is being Beau. Taking my computer like that! But I finally made it back.

I just want to thank everyone who has made this all possible for me. MILB, and for all you fans who take the time to come to games or listen to games. I’ve really enjoyed my time out here making new friends as time passed. And even though my results aren’t the ones I was looking for, I still had fun. I am ready to be home though!

And for all my teammates, thanks for making this month and a half fun and memorable. 

Once again, THANK YOU EVERYBODY.  God Bless

                                                                    Josh Reddick, signing out!



Winding Down

Well another week has gone by and every week seems to be going by faster as we go. I believe every player is realizing that we are getting to the point to where we are going home. Personally I know it’s taking its effect on me. As much as I love this sport I am definitely ready to go home andbe with family and friends.

A normal day for us out here is to basically be at the field for stretch and batting practice. After we are done with batting practice, we go inside and eat. We come back out and do an infield and ourfield right before the game then play.

As for me player wise, I have finally started to hit the ball. I have been a little bit more selective as the Red Sox are asking me to do.

Hey Will and Billy and Marie. I love ya’ll and tell Will to keep on playing hard

Guest Blogger: Beau Vaughan

beau_vaughan.jpgHi, everyone.  I’m Beau.  Josh is in the bathroom right now and left his computer on, trying to figure out what he was going to write for his latest blog.  So, I thought I’d have some fun with this.  It’s a little complicated because computers didn’t actually come about until I was a junior in high school.  So bear with me.  I’m just kidding.  I was a sophomore.

I was asked to do this as a one time thing.  The guy that asked me did it as kind of a pity thing, I think.  He kind of asked everyone else right in front of me then made the dreaded mistake of eye contact.  So through a sense of social obligation, he kind of had to offer.  But it’s cool.  So now I get to offer my witty personality and deep opinions to you fine folks, all seven of you that are still reading this.  I think my fellow relievers in the Scorpions bullpen would tell you to turn off your computer right now and do something more useful, like sleep.  So, if you do keep reading, I thank you.  Mom.
I am the oldest player on the 2008 Scottsdale Scorpions.  I would say person, but pitching coach Ray Searage has got to be getting close to 90.  I was drafted in 2003 out of Arizona State University in the third round as a senior.  And I’ve been slowly climbing the rungs of the minor league ladder since.  
As for the actual baseball itself, we are not playing very well as a group which is a mystery.  Because we as a collective group, from five different organizations, get along remarkably well.  There is all kinds of talent on the field.  We just can’t explain it.  We have got the fastest man I have ever seen in person in the Giants’ Darren Ford.  We have the Astros’ Drew Sutton and the Red Sox Josh Reddick putting up impressive home run totals with their combined weight hovering somewhere around 250 pounds.  I feel extremely out of place on our pitching staff because I’m one of only about a few guys who doesn’t consistently throw 92 miles per hour or higher.  It is really amazing how much talent is on this team.   
Well, it has been an absolute delight.  Best of luck as you root on your team in the 2009 season whoever it is.  If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good bet it’s the Red Sox.  So root for them to make it 3 in the past 6 years.  I’ve got to go.  Survivor is on.  Good night.

Continuing to Enjoy Myself

Hello all. Josh Reddick here again reporting from Scottsdale Arizona. As you can see by our teams record we are still struggling quite a bit. But all in all we are enjoying ourselves even though we are losing. Like ive said before, this is a great team with tons of great guys. We all get along and have a great team chemistry.

As for myself, I seem to be having a hard time adjusting to the better pitching here. I’m just trying to take it one day at a time just to see how that goes. I did get to warm up pitchers between innings for the last two days. That was something totally different! But it was fun for me.

One thing I want to add is one of our guys on the team who always keeps us in a positive mood. Kevin Fransden is a great guy not only because he has been in the big leagues but he is always in a good mood. He is one of those guys who is serious during the game but as soon as we are in the clubhouse he is talking to everybody and making us laugh. We all need a guy like that on our team because he has had the experience and can keep us laughing.


As for the questions. I grew up loving the Atlanta Braves. Chipper Jones was a favorite but i mostly admired Ken Griffey Jr. They both played the game the way it should be. Hard and with heart