Sunday, August 26, 2007

Round Rock Express' Tribute to Mike Coolbaugh

The Express are on the road right now, and I had been listening to the broadcast of tonight's doubleheader in Omaha via the internet. Only problem was, Gameday wasn't functioning for the second game, so I was keeping track of the score with the PCL scoreboard page. When the game was over, and I was about to close out the Express webpage, I noticed a new link for "Mike Coolbaugh". There's a nice write-up about him and his career.

They have also posted the video tribute shared with fans after the August 3rd game against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. It captures his personality. Coolie with his wife & kids, helping his oldest (about 3 at the time) run the bases. Goofing off outside the dugout after a rain delay. Coolie with his teammates and fans. 2005 "shirt off the back night" and his broken wrist that prevented him from being a September call-up to the Astros. Coolie playing ball: hitting a home into the bullpen, and making a throw to first for the out.

Related posts:
In memoriam: Mike Coolbaugh
Mike Coolbaugh: The Tributes
Why the Rockies should win the World Series (10/4/07)

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