Friday April 26th 2019

‘Going Through the Change’ Archives

COMING TO TERMS

It's taken me three days to put words on the screen this week, and I'm not sure why. Partly, it's because I just don't know where to start. The Raptors took what a Norwegian football commentator once called "a hell of a beating", but as I mull over it [Read More]

DEALING WITH THE PAIN

It's two days since the game ended, and my body is slowly recovering. The bruise which stopped me closing my hand is starting to fade, the gash on my shin has new skin. And when I think that I got off lightly compared to some of my team mates, you do wonder why we do [Read More]

BACK TO THE FUTURE?

This was a case of "Going back through the change". Not so much a bold vision of the future, more a return to the past. To fill our needs with only nine players available, I was in the outfield this week.  And it was a nice, comfortable fit. Five catches, I [Read More]

THAT TINGLING FEELING

It's that time of week when you really start to feel the presence of the weekend's game, just around the corner. I work shifts, so the "Friday feeling" is a bit of a mystery to me -- but the imminence of a baseball game gives life a whole new sheen. You check [Read More]

UP AND RUNNING

This was my first game of the season so there were lots of firsts - the first satisfying out; the first frustrating error; the first hit; the first walk. And I was on first base, too. It's almost poetic isn't it? The first out came quickly, in the top of the [Read More]

Welcome to the Blog

Hello there,I am Rob Jones, of the Herts Raptors. I have been with the club for six years, playing pretty much exclusively as an outfielder. Having finally won a Gold Glove last year, I am now trying out life as an infielder. That is the "Change" that this blog [Read More]

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