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P.O.V. - On the road with the Goldeyes

  • Catcher Kyle Day points out a song Matt Rusch is listening to while playing the card game

    Catcher Kyle Day points out a song Matt Rusch is listening to while playing the card game "Plunk" with Craig James on the bus before game time.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Pitcher Chris Salamida, from Watervliet, NY, walks back to the hotel in Sioux City, Iowa the afternoon before the final game of a six-game road trip.

    Pitcher Chris Salamida, from Watervliet, NY, walks back to the hotel in Sioux City, Iowa the afternoon before the final game of a six-game road trip.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Pitcher Todd Privett got a Major League Baseball tattoo when he was 18-years-old.

    Pitcher Todd Privett got a Major League Baseball tattoo when he was 18-years-old.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Goldeyes equipment in the clubhouse at Lewis and Clark stadium in Sioux City.

    Goldeyes equipment in the clubhouse at Lewis and Clark stadium in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • A group of pitchers play hacky sack to warm-up outside the bullpen at Lewis and Clark Park before the Sunday game against Sioux City.

    A group of pitchers play hacky sack to warm-up outside the bullpen at Lewis and Clark Park before the Sunday game against Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Outfielder Job Weber reacts to painful treatment from trainer Shane Zdebiak before the Saturday game against Sioux City at Lewis and Clark Stadium. Weber's knee was swollen to the size of a tennis ball, so he was Designated Hitter for the game.

    Outfielder Job Weber reacts to painful treatment from trainer Shane Zdebiak before the Saturday game against Sioux City at Lewis and Clark Stadium. Weber's knee was swollen to the size of a tennis ball, so he was Designated Hitter for the game.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Prior to the starting the Sunday game against Sioux City, pitcher Ace Walker read The Book of God - the bible written in novel form - quietly in the clubhouse.

    Prior to the starting the Sunday game against Sioux City, pitcher Ace Walker read The Book of God - the bible written in novel form - quietly in the clubhouse.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Second baseman Price Kendall warms up before the Sunday game at Lewis and Clark Park in Sioux City.

    Second baseman Price Kendall warms up before the Sunday game at Lewis and Clark Park in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Infielder Price Kendall heads under the bleachers into the dugout at Lewis and Clark stadium in Sioux City.

    Infielder Price Kendall heads under the bleachers into the dugout at Lewis and Clark stadium in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait)

  • Veteran Job Weber (right) goads bat boy Liam Pulsipher, and pitching coach Bill Pulsipher’s son, into a playful argument in the dugout before the Saturday game in Sioux City.

    Veteran Job Weber (right) goads bat boy Liam Pulsipher, and pitching coach Bill Pulsipher’s son, into a playful argument in the dugout before the Saturday game in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Goldeyes line up for the anthem at the start of the Saturday game at Lewis and Clark stadium in Sioux City.

    Goldeyes line up for the anthem at the start of the Saturday game at Lewis and Clark stadium in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Starting pitcher Ace Walker laughs at an off-colour joke in the dugout.

    Starting pitcher Ace Walker laughs at an off-colour joke in the dugout.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • First baseman Yurendell de Caster tosses the ball to second base at dusk during an inning warmup during the Sunday game in Sioux City.

    First baseman Yurendell de Caster tosses the ball to second base at dusk during an inning warmup during the Sunday game in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Pitcher Craig James watches a hit from an Explorer during the Sunday game in Sioux City.

    Pitcher Craig James watches a hit from an Explorer during the Sunday game in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Umpire Joe Pascucci playfully dumps water on first baseman Yurendell de Caster during a break in play of the Sunday game against Sioux City.

    Umpire Joe Pascucci playfully dumps water on first baseman Yurendell de Caster during a break in play of the Sunday game against Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Pitcher Matt Rusch waits outside the team bus after a loss to Sioux City on Saturday night at Lewis and Clark stadium.

    Pitcher Matt Rusch waits outside the team bus after a loss to Sioux City on Saturday night at Lewis and Clark stadium.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Pitcher Craig James (in white) shows off his beard to Chris Salamida on the team bus after a game Saturday night in Sioux City.

    Pitcher Craig James (in white) shows off his beard to Chris Salamida on the team bus after a game Saturday night in Sioux City.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • The bus carrying the Goldeyes back to Winnipeg from Iowa speeds along Manitoba Highway 75 at sunrise on the morning following their road trip.

    The bus carrying the Goldeyes back to Winnipeg from Iowa speeds along Manitoba Highway 75 at sunrise on the morning following their road trip.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Pitcher Ace Walker leaves the bus with breakfast and pillow in hand when the Goldeyes' bus arrived just after daybreak Monday morning.

    Pitcher Ace Walker leaves the bus with breakfast and pillow in hand when the Goldeyes' bus arrived just after daybreak Monday morning.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • The team returns to Shaw Park in Winnipeg just after sunrise in morning. Later that night they beat the Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants 20-16.

    The team returns to Shaw Park in Winnipeg just after sunrise in morning. Later that night they beat the Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants 20-16.   (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)

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