Thursday, September 16, 2010

Three Link Thursday

There were a few items on the InterWeb the last couple of days that we wanted to share, and since it's thursday and we're suckers for alliteration, then voilà, it's Three Link Thursday.

First, former Miami Dolphin QB/Wildcat, Pat White, signed with the Royals.  According to this KC Star article from Terez A. Paylor, this "will mark the first time he's stepped on a baseball diamond in uniform since 2004."  That is a long time ago.  Starlin Castro was 14 in 2004.

What are the chances this spawns a contemporary two-sport star we haven't seen since Bo Jackson and Neon Deion?  Save us a window seat on that bandwagon because we'll root for Pat White.

Second, blog favorite Logan Morrison is still rolling.  Last night, he reached base safely in his 35th consecutive game.  A couple cool bits from this Joe Capozzi article:
If he reaches base Friday night against the Chicago Cubs, he will tie the Marlins rookie record set by Hanley Ramirez in 2006.
The Marlins' overall record is 46 games by Luis Castillo in 2002.
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He has played in 45 games overall with 36 strikeouts and 33 walks in 176 at-bats. He attributes his patience to a batting approach he adopted last year when he came back from a right thumb sprain at Class AA Jacksonville.
"I'm just trying to get a pitch I can hit and trying to eliminate swinging at the borderline pitches until two strikes,' he said. "Being patient has helped me a lot with this. And the days I don't feel like I'm not seeing the ball, I've got to be even more patient.'
Finally, for you CJ Spiller (or Michael Jackson) fans, we think you'll enjoy the song on this mp3 link: http://www.suddenurge2000.com/The%20Spiller!.mp3
(h/t Sports Illustrated)

"I'm Number One."

1 comment:

  1. I love Jimmy Leyland:

    CF Austin Jackson went 0-for-9 in the two games in Texas, dropping his average to an even .300. He struck out once, increasing his league-leading total to 156, something he admits he has to work on next year. "It's important, yes," manager Jim Leyland said. "But to sit here and make a big deal out of it is a mistake. I don't want him to start patty-caking the ball. You can't make stuff happen faster than it's supposed to happen. You crawl, then you walk, then you run. That's just the way it is."

    Let's hope 2011 is not a patty-cake year for Jackson.

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