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Baseball Season Is Just Around the Corner….

It’s Tuesday morning in the bluegrass state, which means it’s only 90 days until the start of Lexington Legends 2009 baseball!

Are YOU excited? The 2009 season is going to be a year of Fun and Games…Just Add You!

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a post, so my SUPER apologies for the delay…it’s been a busy couple of weeks for all of us here at Applebee’s Park…we’re putting the final touches on National Anthem Tryout dates…and all of the other fun promotions to get people…fans like YOU, pumped up for Opening Day 2009..which if you have forgotten for some reason, it’s coming up on Monday, April 13th, 2009.

Be sure to keep checking in and reading Diggin’ In to the Legends over the next few weeks as we update you on all the crazy happenings as we lead up to the big day. Take a look below on how you can keep up with Big L and all of our Legends appearances out in the community!

Upcoming Big L Appearances

Thursday, January 15th                                                                                                                   Arlington Elementary (Lexington) 5:30pm (Big L), (Elle)
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FridayJanuary 16th
Nicholasville Elementary (Nicholasville8:30am9:15am
 
Thursday, January 22
Kingston Elementary (Richmond2pm-3pm
 
Friday, January 23
Russell Cave Elementary (Lexington) 12:00pm-1:00pm
 
Friday, January 23
Kentucky Press Association (Louisville) (6pm7pm) at the Galt House
 
Monday, January 26 (TENTATIVE)
Rockcastle County High School (Mt. Vernon)
 
Thursday, January 29 (TENTATIVE)
Clark County Middle School (Winchester)
 
MLB.com reporter, Alyson Footer posted an updated story of Legends catcher, Max Sapp, who has been battling viral meningitis..Check that below as well:
 

Sapp Max_4399.jpgHOUSTON — Catching prospect Max Sapp, hospitalized for nearly a month with viral meningitis, was discharged and returned home Friday.

“He’s very glad to be back home,” said his agent, Doug Rogalski, in an e-mail Friday afternoon.

The 20-year-old Sapp had been hospitalized since Dec. 11, when he was taken to an Orlando-area emergency room following an apparent seizure after completing his early afternoon workout.

Sapp was diagnosed with viral meningitis and chronic sinus disease. Doctors determined that the sinus condition led to an abnormal susceptibility to the meningitis virus.

Sapp’s course of treatment included heavy doses of antibiotics to treat the meningitis and pneumonia, and included a surgical procedure to rectify his sinus issues on Dec. 14.

Sapp required the use of a respirator for more than two weeks after suffering three episodes where he stopped breathing.   

Alright, Legends Fans…that’s about it on yet another successful edition of Diggin’ In to the Legends…be sure to keep your webpage locked into minor league baseball’s HOTTEST blog!

until next time,

keep it SUPER fans!

-Mario

BREAKING NEWS: Former LEGENDS Player Deals With Serious Illness..

Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, Happy New Years and welcome into the 151st edition of Diggin’ in to the Legends on this 5th day of January!

It’s back to work at Applebee’s Park as everyone in the Legends front office has their eye on the prize as the countdown to Opening Countdown begins and all the wheels start getting rolling! The home opener is Monday, April 13, 2009 and we are ready for another great season of FUN and of course, Legends games!

Speaking of getting back to work…that’s definitely what I’ve got to get back to doing now.


DSCF3460.JPGBut, before I go, take a look at the article from MLB.com reporter as she writes on Max Sapp, who has been with the Legends the last two seasons at the catcher position.  He has been very ill over the last few months due to a bout with Meningitis. Read Below to find out more on his situation. All of the Lexington Legends wish the best for Max and hope he has a speedy recovery during this difficult time.

 

 

“HOUSTON — Catching prospect Max Sapp, hospitalized for more than two weeks with a severe case of meningitis, took a first step toward recovery on Wednesday when he was able to breathe on his own without the help of a respirator.

According to general manager Ricky Bennett, the 20-year-old Sapp will soon begin therapy to recover from the illness, which has left him with significant memory loss.

“He doesn’t know who the president is; he doesn’t know who his girlfriend is,” Bennett said. “He doesn’t have all of his memory back. He was unconscious for quite some time. It’s a blessing he’s with us. It’s pretty scary stuff.”

Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of the spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. People sometimes refer to it as spinal meningitis. Meningitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection.

Sapp was breathing with the help of a respirator after undergoing surgery to repair a severe sinus infection and contracting meningitis, as reported by the Houston Chronicle Tuesday night. According to the report, Sapp was unable to breathe on his own because of occasional seizures.

Sapp is expected to be hospitalized for quite some time as he continues his recovery.

How this will affect Sapp, the club’s first-round pick in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, from a professional standpoint remains to be seen.

“We’re not thinking about baseball right now,” Bennett said. “We have to get him healthy and back to normal. That’s all that matters right now.”

until next time,

keep it SUPER fans!

-Mario