Huntsville, Ala (WHNT) A messy breakup between Huntsville and stars has led to some tension between fans and the newly named Biloxi Shuckers. The rift is heightened by the fact 15 games are being played in Huntsville this month as the new stadium awaits completion. As awkward as this whole thing is for Huntsville, it even more challenging for players who have to spend nearly half the season on a road trip.
"Taking everything that you own with you everywhere," first baseman Nick Ramirez said about the challenges involved. "Your suitcases, your gaming systems, all that stuff. You are taking it with you to and from every road trip. Every travel day you call a bell hop or get everything down flights of stairs."
Shortstop Nick Shaw is struggling with the constant packing and unpacking as well. "I've been dragging bags around bigger than me everywhere. And the other thing is getting close to my roommate. We are always together, no private time. That's been the biggest adjustment."
Despite the constant road trip, Biloxi is playing well. The Shuckers own the Southern League's 2nd best record. Manager Carlos Subero is ready for a place to call home as well, but knows winning cures all.
"It is a grind, moving every five days to a new hotel but the kids have been good about it. Have not used it as an excuse which is what we look in to."