There Is A Lot Of Hard Work Going On Behind The Scenes
By Kili Hood
While the Sounds players and coaches are busy attending to the business of baseball, it’s not the only thing going on at Greer Stadium. There is a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes as well. The Sounds Front Office Staff works hard all season long, as well as during the off season, contributing endlessly to the Nashville community.
As I mentioned in my last article, the Sounds hosted their 2nd annual Davidson County “Battle of the Badges” Blood Drive on August 11th, but that’s not all. This past homestand also featured two players’ wives fundraisers, which included a silent auction featuring Sounds player memorabilia (proceeds went to the Nashville Rescue Mission), and a toy drive to benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The Sounds have also been instrumental in making sure that kids all around Middle Tennessee are still able to enjoy America’s Pastime following the devastating floods. The Sounds launched the “Play Ball” Project, which has contributed money and equipment to the Mount Juliet League, Hendersonville Parks and Recreation, Shelby Park, Bellevue Sports Athletic Association and Ashland City Dixie Youth.
Additional community involvement includes the Nashville Sounds Reading Club and the Nashville Sounds Foundation. Information on these programs can be found on the Sounds website, www.nashvillesounds.com
In terms of actual baseball for the Sounds, it certainly has been a roller coaster. They really struggled on the last road trip, getting swept by Reno. They were able to win 3 out of 4 games in Las Vegas, then returned home where they squeaked out a 4-4 record. Unfortunately they’ve slipped to 6 games out of first place in the division, making the next few games “do or die” in terms of playoff hopes.
The Sounds hit the road for a quick four game road trip against the first place Iowa Cubs. The good guys then return home for their last homestand of the season where they’ll play five games against the New Orleans Zephyrs. Fans will have opportunity to meet the players at Autograph Day on last home game of the season, as part of Fan Appreciation Night.