I’ve just finalized my contract for the 2018 season with the Cleburne Railroaders in the American Association. Cleburne is a suburb of Fort Worth and is in the southwest portion of the Greater Dallas Area. And it’s a great fit for the knuckleball. The weather is always hot and humid, there’s always wind at The Depot and the entire stadium is turf (minus the pitching mound). That means the pitch always has thick air for a good break and the ball won’t ever get wet or muddy for a good grip.
Cleburne plays in the American Association which goes right up and down the heart of the country. The league spans all the way from Winnipeg in the north to Cleburne in the south. And the Depot at Cleburne Station is a brand new ballpark with modern amenities… and a great clubhouse for us players.
The American Association is broken up into two different divisions. As the league doesn’t span too far to the west or east, it is split into the North and the South Divisions:
Winnipeg Goldeyes, Fargo Redhawks, Sioux Falls Canaries, St Paul Saints, Chicago Dogs and the Gary Railcats
Cleburne Railroaders, Texas Airhogs, Wichita Wingnuts, Lincoln Saltdogs, Kansas City T-Bones and the Sioux City Explorers
The Depot at Cleburne Station, the Railroader’s brand new ballpark, is a bit rural but worth the drive. The brand new facility is an affordable way to experience professional baseball without breaking the bank. The bullpens are in deep right-center field and the home bullpen is far from the fans, so you won’t be able to see the knuckleball up close when I’m warming up. But the seats behind the backstop will get you a good view during the game.
Let me know you’re coming to a game ahead of time, at home or on the road, and we can meet up for a bit during batting practice. You can hit me with all the knuckleball questions you have.
Look forward to meeting you.
Bring on the 2018 season!