My new favourite sportsman
Here is my new favourite sportsman. Or at least baseball player. It started this morning with a silly tweet about the amateur draft.
Handsome Monica then retweeted my message.
This made me feel a little silly, and perhaps a little mean. It also made me think he is probably a pretty cool guy.
I then thought about how hard it is to keep track of the minor leagues and baseball’s development system generally.
So, my plan is to follow Handsome Monica’s career closely, from this week’s draft onwards. Hopefully he has a great career. And maybe through the prism of one particular player I can get a better feel for all that goes on for players aspiring to one day make the major leagues.
Good luck Handsome.
Not a sportsman, but for years an Italian propane gas supplier used to sponsor a cycling team – they are called Liquigas, although it is pronounced Leaky Gas, sadly this year they are the rather more boring Cannondale.
Excellent! I’m sure that led to lots of comments about not wanting to be caught in their slipstream…
The minor leagues have an abundance of wonderful team names. Here’s to hoping that Mr. Pancake ends up playing at least a couple of games with the Montgomery Biscuits before his big call-up.
Also, I saw this list of fun names in the draft just now.
My wife bought me this poster a while back: http://popchartlab.com/products/a-meticulous-metric-of-baseball-team-names
I really need to frame it and spend a few hours working my way through the names.
This poster is a total rabbit hole. I’ve been looking at it for three minutes and have already planned something like six road trips.