"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons
All it takes is one situation to make the difference. Billy Bates is calling on line 2.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
The very first thought when I saw this:
"Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines"
Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand
My first thought was that Dusty is getting his wish:
A ton of speed at the top of the lineup and another sub par on base percentage too! Yay!
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
Bottom of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-4
Yankees' Mariano Rivera on the mound
Kevin Millar walks
Dave Roberts pinch runs
Roberts Steals 2B
Bill Mueller singles, Roberts scores to tie the game
Red Sox win in extra innings
Red Sox win the next 3 to beat the Yankees 4 games to 3
Red Sox then beat the Cards to win the World Series
THATS why Billy Hamilton belongs on the 25 man roster in October
He can takes Itzuris's place. If Cozart gets hurt Hamilton can play SS the rest of that game & the team can replace Cozart with Itzuris for the rest of the postseason.
I like this young man, lots of potential, and he's only 22.... but lightning speed means very little with a .308 OB%.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
I feel like we go through this Postseason roster rule every season at this time. Maybe it needs to be stickied around August 15th
Nice to see Billy get the call up. The Reds are severely lacking in the speed department. Hopefully we get to see him used as a pinch runner late in games, and maybe as a defensive replacement too.
I miss Adam Dunn.
My Hamilton Prediction for Sept:
Attended 1976 World Series in my Mother's Womb. Attended 1990 World Series Game 2 as a 13 year old. Want to take my son to a a World Series Game in Cincinnati in my lifetime.
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