Former USC player DeAngelo Mack has agreed to keep a diary for The State during his first season of professional baseball, with New York Yankees affiliate Charleston (Single-A).
This week I was able to play in another city near my hometown, Greenville, and get a chance to catch up with one of my former Gamecock teammates, Drew Crisp. He was able to come to a few of my games, and we had dinner after one of them. I was happy to hear he was picked up as free agent with the Dodgers and will have the opportunity to play professional baseball. I thought he was good enough to play in the first place.
My agent, Lee Long, also came to visit me in Greenville. He came to a game and took me and another player out to dinner to catch up on things. He has a new baby (Bowers) so things have been busy for him outside of baseball. I was glad to hear that things are going good.
We ended up winning two out of four games, but I thought we played well enough to win all four. I felt like I hit the ball well during the series; Greenville was one of my favorite places to hit in college when we played Furman. I always like to hit balls off the Green Monster because it was an easy double.
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There were a lot of Gamecock fans in Greenville, so I felt like I was at home and was thankful to have the support from the fans.