Patrick Center June 23, 2014 | WGVU “Now we have Jake Faria now pitching for the East. I’m Mike Dean I’m one of the two official scorekeepers for the West Michigan Whitecaps. I’ve been scoring with the Whitecaps since year one in 1994. I’ve been scoring in the area at the college level since ’83.”
“Let’s see…we have #6 still at third, #13 at short, #36 still in left.”
I mention to Dean it’s only the 6th inning and ask why so many substitutions?
“It’s an all-star game, you’ve got to get everybody in and I think that one, two, three, four, five, six, they have one more, oh, seven. All of the position players are in. All right, this is what the lineup now looks like; Moon #31 now at second, #19 Hinshaw in right, Baez #24 the DH, Kelly #13 at catcher, Aguilera is replaced by #9 Haar at first base, Herrera #6 at short, Hankins #31 at third base and Brunnemann #30 now pitching.”
I ask Dean how special it is to score the all-star game performing the job he loves?
“It is special even though right now it’s rather hair raising with all the subs.”
From the Fifth Third Ballpark press box at the 2014 Midwest League All-Star Classic, Patrick Center, WGVU News.
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