Slappie plans to stay in the starting lineup this year, with his heel injuries behind him. Slappie looks to give the Pioneers pitching depth behind Terminator, Bullet and Bull Dog. Slappie is versitile and has good hands for the Garden. Slappie quietly entertains his teammates, and keeps the Dugout (when we have one) and the Clubhouse (ditto) loose. One of the things Slappie can do is crack a walnut shell between his big and middle toe. HA! Boy, do the guys love that. 'Mike's' sound for that is "Caw! ...Caw! ...Caw!"