With Dunkin Donuts Stadium in downtown Hartford still unfinished, the Hartford Yard Goats continue their season on the road in the Eastern League.
The players continue to roll with the punches, though there is one player who might be dealing with a little more disappointment than the others.
Connecticut native Matt Carasiti said he is dying to make that run in from the bullpen to close out a game in Hartford, in front of his hometown fans.
“Yeah obviously I thought I’d be at home a lot more but, having played in other states, on the other side of the country, being able to come home for a couple days has been unbelievable,” Carasiti said.
He, just like the rest of the Yard Goats, has had the proper attitude and patience in dealing with the stadium delay.
He got a small taste of truly playing at home when the Yard Goats played a few games at Dodd Stadium in Norwich.
“I kind of leave the field and disappear and nobody really sees me until the next day, but that’s the way it is when you’re close to home,” Carasiti said.
Fans, friends and family have also been eagerly awaiting the chance to see Carasiti play. It isn’t only about seeing him play at home, but seeing him play in general. He is having a terrific season and is leading the Eastern League in saves with 18.
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