From Larry and Carroll Gaissert comes the word of a blog by former Wilson Tobs outfielder Jeff Thomas, who is preparing for his senior season at Northern Illinois University.
In his most recent entry, Thomas discusses the tragic shooting on the NIU campus a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure that's not what he had in mind when he agreed to keep a blog but his perspective of the tragedy and the effect it has on the entire university, including the baseball team, are worth reading.
Thomas played in just 34 games for the Tobs last summer as he was hampered by injuries. He batted .200 and scored 22 runs while stealing all four bases he attemped to purloin.
The Gasserts were his host family in Wilson.
Jeff Thomas: Out in Left Field