Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Recapping Wallace's first day in Round Rock

Nice little article from Derrick Goold on Wallace's first day with Round Rock after being traded from Toronto:

On his first and only day in Round Rock with the Class AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros, Brett Wallace ducked into the manager's offense to go over the team's signs.

He got a sign, all right. The manager told him he was scratched from the lineup, that he should enjoy the game and wait for more information. Nine innings later, skipper Marc Bombard handed Wallace a cell phone number to call. Houston general manager Ed Wade answered.

"He goes, 'We need you to fly to Houston tomorrow morning. We traded Lance. We want you to play first,'" Wallace said Monday. "It didn't register at all. I didn't know whether to scream, yell, jump up and down, call my family. I was just shocked."

Heart: Warmed.