One last posting before I leave the Dominican Republic in a few hours. It’s been a bit sad saying goodbye to all the staff and players at the baseball camp even though I’ll be returning in a few months. Everyone has been very kind here, making me feel right at home. I wish all the players luck with the Dominican Summer League and with their careers. No doubt that this is the last time I’ll see some of them, but when I return in October for the Instructional League, most of the faces will be familiar.

The flight leaves Santo Domingo at 10 this morning, and I’ll arrive in Great Falls at 10:35 tonight, with stops in Atlanta and Minneapolis-St. Paul on the way. I brought along a book to read, one that I read several years ago while I was in the Peace Corps. It’s titled “Perfume, the Story of a Murderer” by Patrick Suskind. Excellent book, which I couldn’t put down the first time I read it. (Thanks, Rusty Duncan, for recommending it to me.) You can read a review here.

That’s all for now. The next post will be from hot, hot Montana, “the good Lord willing and the creeks don’t rise.” More later.