Curtin, Guilmette proud to represent their city in FCBL All-Star Game

Tommy Curtin and Mitch Guilmette took different paths to Muzzy Field on Tuesday night, but each arrived for the FCBL All-Star Game just the same.
Curtin, the closer for the Bristol Blues, was chosen for the West all-star team after leading the FCBL in saves with nine.
“It’s awesome,” Curtin said before the game. “You never really expect to play in your hometown. I got a chance to play for a college team and represent my high school and my town. The all-star game is here, and it’s just the best of both worlds.”
Guilmette, Curtin’s Bristol Blues teammate, was voted in by the fans after having a strong first half.
“Knowing that the city of Bristol and the fans have my back and got me in there was great,” Guilmette said. “It’s good to know that they see that hard work and it pays off.”
Guilmette has been impressed by the pitching of Curtin, nicknamed “Bad Dude” by his teammates.
“The best baseball I’ve ever seen Tommy Curtin play,” Guilmette said.
So where did “Bad Dude” come from?
“They just kind of nicknamed me that,” Curtin said of his teammates, and it stuck.
As far as being the closer goes, the mentality is simple for Curtin.
“You just want to go in there and end it,” Curtin said.