Sunday, June 7, 2009

Goodwin will not be in town for MLB Draft

I was really looking forward to being with Rocky Mount center fielder Brian Goodwin and his family this Tuesday while watching the Major League Baseball Draft. I wanted to be there to see the look on his face when his name was called - whatever round it may have happened.

But alas, I will not get that opportunity as Brian's plans for the night have changed. In fact, his plans for the summer have done an about face.

Goodwin, who had planned to play American Legion baseball here for Post 58 this summer, got a more interesting offer for his summer vacation. He'll be playing with a travel team called the Midland Redskins in Amellia, Oh. just outside of Cincinnati.

In fact, when the Draft starts, Goodwin will be on the playing field in a Midland contest - one about 35 the team plays in each summer.

But I plan to talk to him right after his game is over about his selection.

He will be flying back to North Carolina the following day. Then he will be headed to Myrtle Beach along with Gryphon teammate Ben Fish for the N.C.-S.C. Baseball Challenge. He'll attend RMHS' graduation Saturday and then hop a flight back to Cincinnati.

Stay tuned.

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