Well, that’s nice. Now, about this whole “not hitting like he’s supposed to thing. What say you, good Doctor?
“You have a hallway up the middle of your nose and sinus cavities on each side,” said Hamilton, whose addiction to drugs and alcohol led to a ban from baseball from 2003-2005. “When you breathe air, it goes up and down the hallway.
I’ve got to find a way to work this into a conversation with my kids. I just have too.
This turnaround that you’re talking about, I haven’t seen it. He’s become a “meh” hitter, instead of being a terrible hitter, but he’s being paid to be a force in the heart of the order. This isn’t a turnaround, this is a blip.
Elsewhere, the decrease in Hamilton’s swinging-strike percentage has helped him cut down on his strikeouts. There actually haven’t been many of those lately, as he’s struck out in about 19 percent of his plate appearances since May 5, as opposed to 28 percent of his plate appearances before May 5.
OK. There is that. But an out is an out is an out. He needs to make less of them.
The Player that was quoted early in this article, is exactly what is wrong with free agency, and it paints players as greedy, money-grubbing human beings. I understand getting paid, but if you get offered $75MM over five years, how much more do you really need?
“The biggest problem the union faces is that there should be more criteria and practical experience before agents can be qualified to represent players with the decisions at hand,” Boras said. “A large number of players believe that a social relationship is the primary foundation — in other words, ‘I like the guy,’ rather than qualifications.
Yup. Heaven forbid a player approach baseball like it’s a game when he’s being offered tens of millions of dollars.
An Angels pitcher made the cut. But, which one?
I still like “Season of Doom.” But, “Season from Hell” has a nice ring to it as well.
I just wish the Angels would toughen up and say “it’s on like donkey kong” because for now, it looks like it’s on like Amanda Bynes at a rave.
Betcha can’t guess who made this list.
Free and easy? Great. Any word on the three-or-so MPH he lost on his fastball yet?