Too close for comfort? No problem for the Blue Wahoos

He put on his Georgia SEC Championship hat  — Jody Davis wanted to show off his Bulldog pride in front of the camera– and in his usual casual manner, the first-year manager of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos started talking about the escape from defeat act his team pulled off against the Montgomery Biscuits Friday night.

A little over a month from now, Davis could  be trading in that hat for a Southern League championship hat, at least if his team keeps playing the way it did  on this muggy summer evening in front of a crowd 4,437, and quite frankly, the way it has played throughout this second half of the season.

Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the 10th inning, the up-tempo music blaring, the crowd on its feet clapping and cheering, and the rally fish being tossed around in the stands, the Blue Wahoos didn’t disappoint.

This team that simply doesn’t know the meaning of quit, refused to wave the white flag one more time as it rallied for a 4-3 win when Gavin LaValley literally took one for the team.

Read the full article in the Aug. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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