Re:The Crack of the Bat, BASEBALL, 2014: Have Your Sons Focus on IT and Retire Early!
I didn't post about it at the time, but when flying from Cincinnati to Raleigh following the April chili crawl, there was a very young man wearing dark sunglasses sitting across the row from me in first class. I kind of grumbled to myself that it must be nice to afford first class at that age (I had a free upgrade) then got back to reading Elmore Leonard.
As the plane began its final descent, the gentleman sitting next to the young man asked him if he was a ballplayer. He asked because the young man had a odd tan-line from his wrist to his elbow. The young man responded that he had made his major league debut the previous night for the Rays, going 0-4, but making the defensive play of the game in center field. He was returning to join the Dur'm Bulls.
Since then, Kevin Kiermaier
has become Tampa Bay's regular right fielder, hitting .304 with 4 homers
in 24 games. More impressive to me are the multiple times he's been featured for outstanding defensive plays at MLB.com. This morning he hit the apex, making Sports Center's #1 play
for Friday. Da da da. Da da da.
Now I wish I would've gotten his autograph.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2014/06/21 10:58:04