Day 5: Red Sox/Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell on November 24, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Updated: November 24, 2011 9:20 pm

We got on the bus at 8:00 a.m., and drove for about 40 minutes to the DR Red Sox complex. They have nice facilities with a couple of fields and dormitories for the players. Today felt like the hottest day so far that we've had since being here. We aren't quite sure what the temp was, but it had to be in the 90s at least. Coupled with the humidity, the players were drenched in sweat within minutes. Hot day, but a great one because we won, 16-2. Lots of guys were able to contribute with runs and hits. The DR's first pitcher was throwing mid to upper 90s and our guys got seven runs off of him. They did a fantastic job. This team is going to be doing great things this year, that's for sure.

After the game, we were treated to Thanksgiving dinner by the Red Sox which was really great. We missed out on the standard stuffing and yams, but we got rice and beans, so it was nice!

The rest of the day was filled with free time. Some players went to the beach, swam out 400 yards to a private island of trees, some tried to conquer the ride on a banana boat, and some simply slept. Every night there are a bunch of locals that get together at the field behind the hotel to play softball. So right now there's a group of Cougars out watching them play. It's nice to have a little free time to relax.

Tomorrow we are off to play the last game of our four game series in the DR. The DR Kansas City Royals will meet the Cougars tomorrow and then we'll be stopping by a nice beach.

--Jen