Monday, March 03, 2008

First Major League Appearance

As a non-roster invitee to the Arizona Diamondback's Spring Training games in Tucson, Wes took the mound on March 2 against the Chicago White Sox. Here's a picture of him as he arrived at the mound.

And here he is pitching to Jim Thome (below, right) (Thome flew out)

(Photo courtesy of Mike Edwards)

And here's a pic of him signing autographers later.... (below) (Photo courtesy Mom Roemer)

The best part about the whole thing is Kirk Gibson is coaching him.

Here's a pic of the two of them in the dugout, below. (Wes is the first player wearing a black cap, to the left of Gibson.)

Wes got his shoes spray painted gold in one practice ... there's some "hazing" involved, though it's all in good fun. For more information on how the rookies, including Wes, were treated at Spring Training, go to the following Web site:

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