Sunday, July 30, 2006
A Mid Summer's Eve Dream
Many little boys around the world dream of growing up and playing in the Majors. I used to think I was going to play 3rd base for the Phillies just like my idol Michael Jack Schmidt. Then some of those little boys grow up and go to the minor leagues. In the minors they often toil for years waiting to get their chance in "the show". However, for many of those now grown men, they never in fact do get to the "bigs". But why ruin the dream? If they get as far as triple AAA, they deserve at least a cup of coffee, a measly September call-up. I'm not saying their are diamonds in the rough waiting in the wings down in the minors, but who knows what you might get. If your team isn't in contention for the playoffs, why not give some of these Crash Davis minor league lifers a chance? Chris Coste finally got a chance and may just be the Phils backup at C/3rd next season, saving money along the way too. Bobby Scales is playing nicely for Scranton and with a shot, might just be an okay backup corner OF/IF. Seriously, what do the Phillies have to lose? They are already playing Nunez at 3rd...can't get much worse, if worse is even possible. So to all those scouts/talent evaluators that want "tools" guys like the Dee Brown's and Brien Taylor's, but shun the David Eckstein's and Chad Bradford's of the baseball world...back off and give that little boy his mid summer's eve dream of playing in the Majors!
Message: Don't be a douche bag!