Skeeters Hot Stove Banquet

At last week’s Skeeters Hot Stove Banquet held at Constellation Field’s Insperity Club, backers of the popular Sugar Land minor league team were treated to a panel consisting of Gary Gaetti, Larry Dierker, and Bob Watson.  The Hot Stove panelists shared memories after prompting by Sugar Land’s Brett Dolan, who served as MC and most recently as radio broadcaster for the Houston Astros Radio Network. Dolan, by the way, is married to Star reporter, Betsy Dolan.

Skeeters Manager Gaetti, a baseball standout with over 30 years experience in major and minor ball leagues Dierker, a community outreach executive for the Astros packing over 40 years baseball experience, and Watson, who achieved historic achievements backed by professional baseball experience, represented a well matched trio with casual exchanges about memorable career moments.

Grover “Deacon” Jones, the special assistant to the Sugar Land Skeeters President, also spoke and passionately expressed his perspective about the game.

Spotted was Houston Astros legend Jose Cruz. The evening was also “studded” with local area notables.

Sandy and Dr. Tom Chapman with Laura and Bill Hartman joined Claude Leatherwood at Insperity Club.

Mary and Joe Paul with Mike and Susan Jones, avid Skeeters supporters, were among VIPs at the Hot Stove Banquet.

Jake Messinger, Amy Mitchell were spotted with the legendaries Jose Cruz and Larry Dierker. Dierker served on the panel with Gary Gaetti and Bob Watson.

Betsy and Charles de Vega are all smiles at the banquet held for the Hot Stove Panel.

Mike Flory, who gave the invocation at the Skeeters Hot Stove banquet dinner, shared a table with Trent Carroll and other guests.

Kevin Atkinson and Sylvia Avila were at VIP Table 19 along with others, including Vi and Wayne Chandler.

Who’s flanking Grover “Deacon” Jones?  It’s Alyssa Sotelo (left) and Skeeters Community Relations staffer Taylor McFarland (right).

Melissa and Gary Majewsky, Skeeters No. 38, and Candace and Michael Nix, Skeeters No. 27 enjoyed a casual evening with Skeeters supporters.

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