My parents raised eight kids, and I'm No. 8.
I'm pleased to receive this award, ... I have been a constant with this organization for many years now, but we wouldn't be here today if I wasn't surrounded by many other talented people along the way. I'm extremely proud of the Burlington community's dedication to professional baseball as evidence by the fact the Bees have survived and now prospered as the smallest full-season market in the Minor Leagues. I'm also pleased with the response we've gotten on a regional basis from the baseball fans all over Southeast Iowa and Western Illinois that have adopted the Bees as their hometown team.
Travis is the son of Miriam and Albert Fernandez. They raised a wonderful son whose selfless act through the Make-A-Wish Foundation helped push the track to where we are today. Everyone should have children like Travis.
The track is made for the rain. Technically, it's supposed to drain 20 minutes after the rain stops.
It was a nice night for running. The conditions were absolutely wonderful.