Welcome to the latest edition of the Indy Ball Weekly Perspective
Jose Canseco belting big flies in Kansas City
Jose Canseco, along with Frank White, David Segui and Mike Boddicker came to Kansas City to smash some baseballs. After the Kansas City T-Bones win over the St. Paul Saints, the four participated in a Celebrity softball game, which ended 8-8.
POW Honours go to Skeeters' Young
Former Los Angeles Dodger and Pittsburgh Pirate, Delwyn Young, earned Atlantic League Player of the Weeks honours. Young who currently plays for the Sugar Land Skeeters, hit .444 with three home runs and drove 13. Young, who played parts of five years with the Dodgers and Pirates, is a career .258 hitter with 17 home runs and 81 RBI. 91 games into his first professional season with the Skeeters, he's batting .262 and leads the team with 53 RBI and places second with 10 home runs.
Virginia Neptunes, newest Atlantic League team
The Virginia Beach Neptunes are the newest members of the Atlantic League with hopes of playing in 2015. A 2015 start all depends on whether their new baseball stadium and Entertainment complex is completed. The Neptunes ownership group includes names familiar to every baseball fan: Roger Clemens, 7-time Cy Young Winner and Baseball lifer-Butch Hobson.
Tosoni bats .500, wins POW
For the week ending July 27, Rene Tosoni of the American Association's Sioux City Explorers, was named Player of the Week. According to the American Association, the Port Coquitlam native had hits in all seven Explorers' games. He went 15-30 (.500). For the season he's hitting .289 with six home runs (2nd) and driven in 41 (2nd). For more information on his journey through the minors and beyond, please check out my exclusive interview conducted with Tosoni earlier this year: Canadian Rene Tosoni has experienced everything baseball can offer