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Ready To Fly? Bird Is The Word

Bird has 14 home runs in the second half

CHARLESTON, SC — In his first full season, 20-year old Greg Bird has been a standout hitter on the RiverDogs roster. The left-handed slugger admits he is ready to get his name called up, but knows that the decision isn't up to him.

Playing first base for the first time in his life, Bird knew defense would be his biggest challenge. The 215-pound player acknowledged the improvements he needed to make within his game before he was fully prepared for the next minor league level. "I just need to stay fresh longer," Bird said. "It is a grind and coming into next year I will know more of what to expect and how to respond to...

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