August 4, 2012 – Slugger Jose Canseco’s first game with the North American Baseball League’s Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings has been delayed due to a family emergency.
Originally scheduled to play today in the WhiteWings’ 7:05 p.m. game with Al Gallagher’s McAllen Thunder, Canseco is now scheduled to arrive in Harlingen on Monday, August 6 and play his first home game in Rio Grande Valley on Thursday, August 9 when the WhiteWings host Doc Edwards’ San Angelo Colts at 7:05 p.m.
Fans who purchased tickets for tonight’s game are reminded of the WhiteWings’ “no bad ticket” policy, where their tickets can be exchanged for any game remaining on the WhiteWings’ home schedule, which lasts until Monday, Sept. 3.
Tonight’s game features Rio Grande Valley ace Celson Polanco (7-4), who leads the United Division with a 2.14 earned run average, pitching against veteran lefthander Frank James (5-5) at 7:05 p.m.
Jose’s late arrival means a Sunday afternoon press conference at Colletti’s Restaurant is either postponed or cancelled. I don’t know if Colletti’s has a “no bad press conferences featuring muscle-bound whistleblowers” policy, and it’s just as well if they don’t. Opportunities like this only come by a few times a year.