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.
A little more love from ESPN with some comments from Barry Larkin: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:8312666
I always knew that Frazier would be a good clubhouse guy. I always noticed that when I was around him. Everyone loved Frazier and just had that great personality to help make a clubhouse work.
"Okay you guys, pair up in threes!" --Yogi Berra
ROY Viewer poll on MLB network had Frazier blow everyone away with 57%.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Career-wise, Todd Frazier had pretty solid minor league totals. Now what does that tell me personally? That he has nothing left to prove at that level, and his next "test" is in the majors. He's done everything he could to prepare himself for that "test".
And so far, given the opportunity, he's passing that test with flying colors. That's really all that matters to me at this point. It doesn't necessarily mean he will continue to do so; but it certainly doesn't mean - simply by looking at minor league numbers - that at some point he's going to "come back to earth" or regress either. I just don't put that much stock in minor league numbers.
We can run down a gauntlet of ballplayers, either way, who have had either stellar minor league numbers, or even average careers, who washed out when it came to the bigs, or went on to success.
It's like trying to predict the weather.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."