Monday, April 9, 2012

Yoenis Cespedes: Mayor of Bomb City

So much for Oakland A's rookie outfielder Yoenis Cespedes starting the season off slowly.  Depsite many predictions that the Cuban import would struggle against MLB pitching, he has already hit three home runs in four games this seasons.  His stat line so far: .308/.400/1.077 with 3 home runs and 7 RBI.  Yeah, yeah, we're only four games into the season, so who cares about stats.  Well, they're still pretty impressive.  If you want more proof that Cespedes should be given the keys to Bomb City, check out this absolute blast he hit on Friday night.

I don't care if the guy hits .240 the rest of the season.  If he keeps hitting taters like that, people will keep watching him.  That is just absolute raw power right there.  See ball, hit ball, watch ball go a very long way.  I would already give him a nomination for the home run derby this year.  In fact, I've already drafted Cespedes in two fantasy baseball drafts, one before the season started (so I benefited from his home runs and I can tell people that I knew he was going to play well, of course) and one last night.  Looks like he could be the sleeper pick of the season.  We will just have to wait and see.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

It's Been Awhile... Let's Get Some Runs!

So it's been awhile since I posted on my blog. My bad I know - I've been busy and just generally got out of the habit of posting.  Whoops.  Anyway, baseball is finally back and I decided to spend a measly twenty dollars on in order to listen to every Cubs game.  Why the hell didn't I do this years ago?  That little for so many Chicago losses (and maybe a few wins?).  Just hearing the organ play behind the deep voice of Pat Hughes - life couldn't get any better.  Actually, strike that.  My friend Stuart just sent me a picture of himself sitting in the bleachers at Wrigley and I'm sitting in the Trinity College library writing a policy implementation paper.  Booyah...

Anyway, the season is back and the Cubs lost their first game of the season.  All feels right in the world again.  It should be an interesting season, what with Theo beginning to mold the Cubs into a possible winner but having to wait through what should be longggg summer of 2012.  For any Cubs fan, the beginning of the season brings the possibility of fielding a winner, tempered with the reality that come October, we'll be watching different teams duke it out in the playoffs.  Despite that fact, this is still the absolute best time of year.  Now if only I could stop writing this paper and fly to Chicago.

I'll leave you all with the most recent New Era commercial, celebrating a great Chicago rivalry (even though the Cubs are clearly superior).