Glad my Nationals is doing well. Their pitching and defense is one of the best in the league and if their offense gets going, watch out.
NL East is so interesting that year, really hard to predict which team will win that division. I think it'd be great to see Washington take it.
And does anyone else just love seeing Hamilton hit bombs? I always look up the highlight whenever I see that he went yard, his swing is just so pretty and he just crushes the ball. I really hope he stays 100% throughout the year, such an amazing talent.
No more Mermaids either! Now they have "The Energy Team"....which is basically like a group of college cheeleaders.
Meanwhile I was honored to be present for the 1st 2 Marlins HR's at Marlins Park. The crowd went nuts when the HR feature went off as you can see in the linked video. Here's to lots more dancing flamingos!
One of the nice things about MLB.TV is the ability to go back and watch weird plays and get both announcers opinions on them. Well, tonight was one of those occurances, as there was a triple play in the Dodger game that was very much a disputed call. I've never seen that kind of triple play being done before.
Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis on Monday morning said he was "surprised" and "confused" at comments made by manager Bobby Valentine questioning his physical and emotional commitment.
"Everyone here knows I go out and play with emotion," Youkilis told reporters in the Red Sox clubhouse at Fenway Park on Monday morning before the team's annual Patriots Day matinee. "The only time there has ever been a question is because I've been too emotional."
Youkilis was also seen meeting with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington in the clubhouse on Monday morning.
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia backed his fellow infielder in comments to reporters.
"I really don't know what Bobby is trying to do," Pedroia said Monday. "That's not the way we go about our stuff around here. He'll figure that out. The whole team is behind Youk. We have each other's backs here."
Pedroia was then asked whether he thought Valentine perhaps was trying to light a fire under Youkilis, who is hitting .200 on the young season.
"Maybe that works in Japan," Pedroia said, referring to Valentine's successful stints as a manager in Japan.
Changes come. Keep your dignity. Take the high road. Take it like a man.