Family Of Eyres

Family of Eyres
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

All About Willie

Willie had his first start this season on Friday night. He did well, even if the box score didn't look just like he wanted it. I LOVED how this article was written about him and his performance. Here is the parts about Willie:

The Sacramento bullpen knew it would need to be stellar; one of their own made the start and was limited to a pitch count of 60. Closer-turned-starter Willie Eyre made his first start since July 5, 2009, when he pitched for the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

Eyre has done it all for the River Cats this season, working as a set-up man, long reliever (throwing 3.0 innings of relief five times), and closer (six-for-eight in save opportunities).

"I can't say enough how much he (Eyre) has been valuable to this team," pitching Coach Scott Emerson said. "He's been around long enough to take the ball and just pitch."

As a starter Friday night, Eyre looked sharp through three innings, giving up only one earned run on four hits. However, in the fourth Eyre gave up a lead-off walk and single before being removed. Both runs would score. Eyre threw 57 pitches, scattering five hits and a walk in 3-plus innings of work, giving up three earned runs.

Willie has again, worked so hard this season. I am so proud of the pitcher, Willie Eyre.
But, the man, Willie Eyre, has made me more proud than you'll ever know. He is a man with integrity and a man who has held bible study in his hotel room on the road for the other players. He is a man who has given Glory to God for all of his blessings and truly put the Lord first in his life. I love this person he is and has become.

The combination of a good man and baseball player equals one heck of a father. He has the sternness to demand respect from the kids, yet the playfulness to lay on the floor and wrestle...or play baby dolls. He is a big kid most days, which the kids of course LOVE. I joke around that I have 4 children and I wouldn't want it any other way.

He is the father that kids dream about. These kids are so truly lucky to have him in their lives.
The love they have for their daddy is great! When they look back at their childhood as adults do, they will be so incredibly grateful for the man they have to look up to!

Happy Father's Day Willie!

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