Greensboro Grasshoppers start out on the road: Team minus the manager with message from Mills…

The Greensboro Grasshoppers’ home opener is still a week away, but the team begins their 2011 season/campaign on the road tonight at Salisbury, Maryland, where they will take on the Shorebirds, Class A SALLY League farmhands, for the new and improved Baltimore Orioles, who have begun the season red-hot, under manager Buck Showalter…..

The Hoppers will be missing their manager and this message from Mr. Mills(Jeff Mills-N&R) fills us in on what is the word, on the coming and goings of Andy Haines, the Greensboro Grasshoppers’ field skipper…..

From Mr. Mills, who spills the beans on the baby due soon and Andy Haines helps with the aches and pains, that his wife will be experiencing, as they await the arrival of their newborn……

Mr. Mills, who pays the bills, in his role as the Hoppers’ beat writer for the N&R, we’ve gone too far and before we raise the bar so far, that we might leave this topic ajar, we now bring to you, the aforementioned Mr. Jeff Mills from Greensboro’s News and Record…..

Mr. Mills on the missing manager:
GREENSBORO — Andy Haines is back for his second season as the Greensboro Grasshoppers manager.

But Haines won’t be with the team for tonight’s season opener against the Delmarva Shorebirds in Salisbury, Md.

After a whirlwind two days in Greensboro, Haines flew home to Tennessee for the birth of his second child.

CLICK HERE to read all and you be glad you did, from Jeff Mills, News and Record….

Jeff Mills just kills me with his baseball knowledge, you’d think this man went to college and I’m sure he did…..Good job Jeff, and we look forward to reading more of your Greensboro Grasshopper accounts this season, at…..

Are there any pills, for those that get the chills, while reading what we are reporting/printing here at

Hopefully we had a chance to add a stamp and we’ve put Mr. Mills on the map, here in this session…..