So we are 11-9 and playing on August 31. It's a long game, and it's about 11:45 PM. Elias is on the phone, we're down 3-2 in the 9th inning and we've got a man on a man on. Elias says -- wait, I have to see what happens here. It's a fly ball, deep to center field, the fielder is going back.... it bounces off his head!!! .... will it go over the fence or not? Will Cobb stay an Oriole or be dealt to the Braves? Everyone holds their breath.
The ball comes back down and falls in the dazed centerfielder's glove. Elias says you got a deal!
The ball bounces off the fielder's head and goes over the fence. Elias says no deal buddy! We're contenders. And slams the phone down.
Yep, that's just how I'd run a major league baseball team.
No, I’m calling Lakins and Sulser that..and it’s more metaphorical than anything, so no need to get all sensitive about it. You had never heard of these guys prior to them signing here, so while you may want to be the president of their fan club, even you should be able to admit that it’s unlikely they ever become anything given their pro history.
Means’ velocity increase is probably the best part of this season, assuming he can sustain it.