“Well, Mickey Mantle,Willie Mays and Hank Aaron did it,” manager Bobby Cox said.
Good job, Bobby. Good job. So, the answer to the question Heyward’s gotta be askin’ himself: “What have I got to do to get Bobby to stop inducting me into the HOF before my first MLB game?” apparently isn’t “go hitless.”
I mean, he was still being a little careful when he first laid down his sound-off-the-bat Hank Aaron comment, but now it’s like he’s just thrown that out the window. Is Bobby about to become a caricature of himself? It’s like if Elvis just started saying “mama” after every single sentence he spoke.
Steve, my mom recently took a trip with her Aunt and got the scoop. We had always been told that he was robbed and his throat was slit under the boardwalk, but not by the sea. Now we know the whole truth. I’m so glad to hear you recognize my general badassness.
If by “disturbing,” you mean fascinatingly odd and great all at the same time, then YES! Speaking of pitchers, I hear good things about Dontrelle Willis this spring. He grew up in my ‘hood (many years after me) and I’ve been sick about his troubles of late. Hope he gets it together for real and can help the Tigers.
Out from under Terry Pendleton’s “tuck this, lift that, be tall, don’t shift,” McLouth relaxed and put wood on the ball. The difference between 3 for 3 with a walk and 1 for 35 isn’t minor league pitching.
Unless, of course, they had the minor leaguers throwing straight on purpose.
So seriously you don’t think the minor league pitchers made the difference? If not, does that really say something unpleasant about our hitting couch? Logic would seem to point to one or the other but I’m willing to entertain a third option.