So I came across this article the other day. I’ll just leave a few excerpts of it here.
Gee whiz, lookit dat anorexic right fielder in the Brooze uniform wearing a latex Ryan Braun face mask. Funny thing about that. It’s a treat to watch that guy, whoever he is, crushing ground ball singles through the infield.
You will hear a lot about the two home runs J T Realmuto hit last night, especially the inside-the-parker he got courtesy of Brooze centerfielder Domingo Santana’s cluelessness about how to play a falling line drive orf a curved surface. Well, I wouldn’t be too upset with myself if I were Santana. I know physicists who haven’t figured out how a particle in spacetime bounces orf a curve, either – and those guys have degrees in place of guaranteed contracts. But on a more interessin’ note, the Feesh announcers played a split-screen recap of Realmuto’s dash around the bases and Dee Gordon’s I-T-P’er from a few weeks back to show how fast the Feesh rookie catcher ackcherley is. He made it around the horn barely a split second behind Gordon. Now, of course, the question is: knowing that there are lots of toad-shaped catcher wannabes out there, how many years do you want this kid squatting in the woods before you decide to save a pair of legs like that for run-scoring services? With Justin Bour (two more ribbies last night) emerging at first base as the guy the Feesh could have brought up from day one instead of wasting a third of a season on Mike Morse, where would you put a reconstituted Realmuto? (And don’t let the name fool you – he can speak, and he’s not a complete genetic accident.) Answer: try him out in the outfield, of course. The Feesh will prolly try to move Scott Boras this orfseason (on the assumption that he’ll take Marcell Ozuna with him), so there’s be an opening out there.
Well, one can dream.
Stupid Manager Tricks: while everyone is busy bashing Matt Williams (he’s so bashable, though) for having Anthony Rendon bunting in the bottom of the ninth, the Meerkat did pretty much the same thing. With one out and Donovan Solano at second, our tactically challenged General/Manager had Cole (.295) Gillespie try to bunt him over, giving up an out in the faint hope that Dee Gordon would drive him in, but Gordon was out of goopher dust and grounded out to short. Granted the stakes weren’t very high in this game, but a dumb move is a dumb move, no?
Ten points if you can guess who wrote it. Discuss.
(OK, I really just wanted a fresh post for us to talk about the topics of the day and I’m too lazy….er busy to write something.)
Update: Still working on finding a good theme. Got some suggestions yesterday will play around with them later. For now I have to go call the bank and take the puppy to get a few shots. And probably find some time for lunch in there. Also, I’m going to work on getting a few of you access rights to post your own posts. Whatever you want. Steal it from other sites, I don’t care, just make sure to give proper link-backs and credit, and well don’t take from a paywall. Maybe today? Maybe tomorrow?