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Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Frederick Keys catcher Caleb Joseph occasionally lingers after games, assists the clubhouse attendant, orders some pizza and then crashes at the stadium. Talk about eating and sleeping baseball.
"It's been about 30 percent of nights in the clubhouse at Frederick that I have spent the night on the couch," said Joseph, a 23-year-old right-handed hitter. "I didn't want to leave. You never know when your last day is going to be."
A 2008 seventh-rounder out of Lipscomb (Tenn.) University, Joseph is in no danger of being sent home. Despite skipping a level from Short-A Aberdeen in 2008 to High-A Frederick, Joseph is currently the Carolina League's leading hitter, batting .330 (70-for-212) with six homers and 35 RBIs in 57 games.