The times they are a changing
At the start of last year’s wild card game between the Twins and the Yanks, when I saw that the very first pitch of the Borg’s newly budding superstar was a 100 mph strike, I thought goddamn you baseball Gods. Then when I saw the Twins unafraid young lineup drive him into the dugout with 3 runs scored, the bases loaded with only 1 out, I thought bucket list nearing completion. Then when I saw the varied species of the Borg bullpen record the next 26 outs without allowing a run I went into a meltdown that I hope that those of you who saw it will be discrete about
Turns out it was the new norm.
Noah Syndergaard opened the first inning the other day with four consecutive fastballs of 100 mph. He ended it with a 92-mph changeup (yes – a 92 mph changeup). And most expect that he will be good, probably very good, but not at all necessarily elite this year.
MLB players are getting scary good.
You all already know that I love that Bobby Zimmerman kid from Waverly, Minnesota. I wonder if I can still catch his act over at Dinky Town.
The Japanese Babe Ruth who did not sign with the Twins done good yesterday, goddamn it.
Something or other strange foreign first name Ohtani drew two walks and hit a RBI single in three plate appearances in his spring training hitting MLB debut. But on the bright side in his pitching debut on Saturday he allowed 2 runs in 1 1/3 innings, only being able to throw 17 strikes among his 31 pitches. Welcome to the bigs Tojo.
I thought about posting a Mirtha attacks vid here, but I really should get over this. let’s move on.
The Free Agent Team swings into action. Is a Grapefruit league title in the offing?
The Free Agent Team will be playing a couple of games against some Japanese amateurs this week. Thank God the Twins don’t have to play them because their starting rotation is much better than the Twins.
I won’t start railing about trust fund pukes again. I’ll try to end with something nice.