Dear Friends,

It’s 98 degrees in Round Rock, TX at 9:22 central time. The social/ethnic makeup of the crowd attending tonight’s Omaha Royals / Express tilt would not give John Rocket pause.

And with that, I will cease to cite the differences between this setting and that of Flushing, Queens 2008. Because Jorge Sosa is pitching for the home team, and he’s getting lit up like he’s still got his Mets pyjamas on.