I may not be sitting in the bleachers under the beautiful Florida/Arizona sun with a beer and peanuts watching the spring training games, but they're inspiring nonetheless. Today's offering is simply in response to Corey's "Spring Training...Bah Humbug!!!". As in real life (not just spring training), Corey is a Scrooge when it comes to the holidays and I am a fanatic. I equate spring training to Thanksgiving- plenty of good eats (turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, etc) and the prelude to an even better time in December. The regular season then equals Christmas- same good food as Thanksgiving with the addition of a ham, yummy cookies, and of course best of all...gifts!!!
Things to love about Spring Training:
*Greg Dobbs absolutely dominating the Grapefruit League with a .700 average,2 long balls, and 6 rbi. How can you not believe these numbers aren't legit? This guy is obviously the steal of the offseason and is a future All-Star (sarcasm intended).
*Getting hyped up to watch a 3 inning masterpiece by Cole Hamels against the Yankees, to then be yanked (yet again pun intended) for no-name pitchers like Brian Mazone.
*Seeing that Joe Bisenius picked up a save against the BoSox and envisioning him as the future closer, because we all know that spring training stats hold so much merit.
*Having Burrell and Nunez both hitting .400 and wondering which one will win the batting title this season.
"What the Kruk?" Moment VI
Never knew he felt so close to Superman (Dean Cain).
When I first started these "What the Kruk?" moments, one of our loyal readers suggested throwing in a picture of Darren Daulton. My mom used to think he was a hot piece of man-candy, at which time my dad suddenly decided to grown his hair long and have us mysteriously refer to him as "Dutch".