July 6th, 2013
At every RoughRiders home game, fans can pick up a free PlayBall! game day program as they enter the gates of Dr Pepper Ballpark.
Inside, fans can read about the day’s game in the “Leading Off” section and read fun facts about the individual ‘Riders players in “Outside the Lines.” Toward the back of PlayBall!, in the section “7th Inning Stretch,” you can find a feature story on a certain player, coach or other special individual within the RoughRiders family. Below are the two most recent feature stories from the last few home stands.
An Inspirational Sign
Former RoughRider Jake Brigham opened up about how his father has been his inspiration throughout his life. Every day, Jake gets a call from his father, Earl Brigham-on an iPad. Earl Brigham is not a young or even a particularly hip parent. He loves technology, sure, but Earl doesn’t call his son on the iPad every day to be cool. He calls Jake on his iPad because it’s the only way he can. This story ran from May 13-20 and May 28 – June 2, shortly after Brigham’s promotion to Triple-A Round Rock on May 1, 2013.
Best in the League
Strength and Conditioning Coach Eric McMahon and Athletic Trainer Carlos Olivas were honored as the 2012 Texas League Strength & Conditioning and Athletic Trainer of the year, voted on by their Texas League peers. Read about the reactions from the two coaches, and what they say is different about working in the Rangers system. This story ran from June 12-23.
If you missed previous stories from the PlayBall!, they will be posted at the bottom of the team website under the “Frisco RoughRiders Features.”
Baseball Term of the Day: “Play ball!” - The command issued by the home plate umpire to start a game or to resume play.