Well, Helloooooooooo Roger!
It’s so nice to have you back where you belong
You’re looking swell, Roger,
We can tell, Roger,
You’re still glowin’, you’re still goin’
You’re still throwin’ strong.
So here’s your cap, Roger
You stayin’ where you’re at, Roger…”
(apologies to Jerry Herman)
So the Rocket got permission from MLB to come to ST to pitch to the Astros minor leaguers.
You know, he just warming up for the Bud Selig Tournament – you know, the one that guys are dropping out of at record rates with, uh, pulled something or, um, uh, strained whatevers. But after that, Roger can just decide if he wants to give it another go.
I don’t see him working out at the Yanks/Red Sox/ Rangers complexes, do yall?????
And I’m pretty darn sure we ain’t gonna see him at their ML parks, neither.
No news on the Baggy front. Just the usual – waaaal, we’ll see how things go ay-yup. Yes Drayton and Jeff just wanna see how things go and they shook hands yesterday like gemmuns do and things be hunkydory yessiree. Drayton is keeping mouth SHUT bout the insurance… IF Baggy can hit with power and throw well this spring, AND he convinces the insurance company that he’s not disabled so he does make the team, who knows if he’ll hold up through the entire season playing every day? He might could split playing time with Lance and Lamb anyhow…
One thing I thought of – yall know that this year, baseball is supposed to be drug-free (cough, cough) and that means not just illegal steroids, but illegal amphetamines, too. Now, of course, I don’t know IF any guys on the Astros have done “greenies” to, um, help them play (I guess I’m not supposed to say enhance performance, because that’s only roids, used by bad guys like Barry, Sammy, Raffy and McGwire to desecrate the Sacred Home Run Records. Oh yeah, and used by el-sucko players like Alex Sanchez and Manny Alexander for comic relief…)
Anyhow, it seems to me that there’s gonna need to be a lot more platooning if guys aren’t allowed to use because they gonna be more tired than usual. (Note, I am NOT accusing anyone in particular of doing drugs – although I find it hard to believe that IF greenie use is as widespread as some players have said, that the entire Astros team is squeaky clean…)
Using bench guys more often would most DEFINITELY fit with Phil Garner’s style, fer SHER…