He pitched six innings, gave up two runs and three hits, and now he's 8-10 this year. Nothing special there. But then, the paper also quoted him in a story titled 'Field of Dreams' about the role that Farmington, NM has played in the lives of up and coming ballplayers.
In that New Mexico town there is a baseball diamond that has been the location for a wonderful baseball tournament, the Connie Mack World Series, a 10-team seriesfor 17- and 18-year olds from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. This is the 45th consecutive year Farmington will host the event. Who has played at Ricketts Park since 1965? To name a few, Mike Schmidt, Ken Griffey, Jr., Stephen Drew, Jeremy Hermida, MICAH OWINGS!, Brandon Boggs and Roy Halladay. And Barry Zito. He told the Associated Press, "It was a fun year. The experience was great. There's a lot of good competition in that league." He also said, "It was my first time eating sopapillas and I went horseback riding." Yes, that does sound like New Mexico.