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.

2 Comments

Hey Beau,
Sometimes that’s just the way baseball is. You can have the most talented group of guys that get along really well and play really well, but you don’t win as many games as you think you should or could. I swear it comes under the “stuff happens” rule. Keep working hard & giving it your all. If you leave it on the field every day then win or lose you can walk with pride. And yes, I am a Mom….just not yours! LOL
Mama Linda

Hey Beau,Just wanted to say thanks for the chuckles! You should definitely blog more often!

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