“No, I never got nervous,” he said “It’s the game of baseball, not a game that relies on one person. It’s a team game, so I just go out there and have fun.”
Gotta love the kid. I meant to include in my rant…Fair on his not playing in the AS game. Partly because I want him ready but also because who knows if he’ll come out of the gate in rare form. I would hate for him to strike out swinging in front of all the people. Fair on Wags as well. I love his dedication to the team and the 2nd half.
I was visiting friends in Pittsburgh who try and pretend baseball doesn’t exist. They knew exactly who Jason Heyward was and asked a dozen questions about him. I felt like they were trying to make sure he was in fact a legend rather than a myth.
Anne – that’s pretty funny. I saw the “Steinbrenner to the hospital” story an hour ago and had the same exact thought – just hold on one more day so that the entire telecast doesn’t become about him tonight. And now Curt’s comment broke the news for me. Oh well. Fox is SCA-RAMBLING right now shuffling around their pre-game show I’d bet.
It will all drop to the background when Omar hits the game winner for the NL tonight.
Steve, I hope so. That would be so awesome. I don’t get the fuss over his selection. They told Manuel to pick a super utility guy for the team, and Omar’s the best in the league. Mara, the interview with the Masher last night was fantastic. The ESPN dudes were groveling in his presence afterwards. It says a lot about the kid that he’s not even participating, and they still gave him about a minute of airtime last night. It was the only part of the event for which I took my headphones off.
I guess ESPN doesn’t realize the Yankees already have their own network. Curt, agreed on 96. I hope some reporter out there grows a pair and does the story on how “The Boss” ruined modern baseball, which he did. A story could also be done on how a large number of the players on his teams used PEDs, and for that reason I count none of their championships. Glavine never juiced. Go Braves!
“Those sappy, pre-produced sobfests about a genuine jerk.”
It’s a puzzle how our culture, which lives to detest famous jerks and hold them in absolute contempt, can’t resist these “he was such a character” turnabouts when they die. I can’t help wondering what we’d say if Hitler was a 21st Century American. “He sure had a way with words?” “Underneath it all, he shared a mustache with Charlie Chaplin?”
If I outlive Terrell Owens and Barry Bonds, I know there are two weeks of my life when I absolutely will not watch television.