With Major League Baseball in the midst of it’s All-Star Break, I figured this would be a good time to post again here on Generally Speaking. So far, things are going well for the Generals in the Second Half. While I post this, the team is in the midst of a five-game winning streak and is very much in the thick of a playoff race.
Now that the draft and the international signing deadline have come and gone, the Generals have had some great visitors from Arizona’s front office. First-year General Manager Mike Hazen came to see the new Double-A affiliate in Jackson while the team hosted Birmingham, and new Assistant General Manager Amiel Sawdaye stopped by with the team in East Tennessee taking on the Smokies.
Both were extremely gracious with their time. I was able to interview both about how year one in Arizona is going, the transition from Boston (where both worked previously), the success of the Major League club and more. Listen below.
The Generals are back at home Thursday to open up a five-game series against division-rival Montgomery. Thirty of the team’s final 50 games are against the three teams they’ve been fighting with in the North Division — Chattanooga, Tennessee and Montgomery.
Should be a lot of fun. The always-popular Disney Night featuring postgame fireworks and a vacation giveaway is Saturday night.