That would go against the unwritten rule written about besmirching the hitting ability of position players like DJ Stewart... though actually Kevin Gausman recently won a game pinch-hitting - with a walk-off sac fly - pinch-hitting for a pitcher.
I said he's "ahead of Mayo on the timeline". That's not to indicate I think he's a better player or a better prospect, just that I think he debuts in the Majors ahead of Mayo and that's a "it is what it is" type of thing. All I'm trying to say with my comment is I'm glad both are in the system.
Losing is one thing but to lose at losing might be too much to take. It might be time for a massive COVID outbreak 😉 to cancel the rest of the Orioles season, all games forfeited. Elijah Green come on down.
Cowser had a great start to his professional career. The OBP (.476), wRC+ (158) and WOBA (.435) were all very impressive at Delmarva. Next year I'd like to see him tap into his power a bit more, but nothing to be unhappy about right now. Besides, is anyone going to be upset if he can be a .380-.400 OBP guy at the major league level even if he ends up only hitting 8-15 homers a year?
So to summarize, there are some incidents in your journey to the here and now for which you have been besmirched. You accept the besmirchment as "part and parcel" to your being and rather enjoy it. Your wife knows them but still retains your service, however fragilely. You still pride yourself for having had them - correct?
I have been besmirched multiple times also. I sometimes wince as I recall them and deservedly so, even remembering individuals and things that I was "entangling" while earning my besmirchment. They still enjoy a fair amount of laughter as they are recounted so it was worth it. My wife knows about nearly all of them also. Now if there is a hereafter, I guess I had better atone for these misdeeds or potentially suffer a greater, more lasting "besmirchment". 😇
But we have digressed from the John Means accolades and must return this thread to critiquing JM's progress this year. How about that two-bagger and wasn't it unlucky that the wild pitch returned to Realmuto so easily to make him an easy out at third? Baseball has a way of getting even when crazy things occur.
I was at the game last night. Had a great view from behind home plate in the lower level standing area.
Means' changeup is elite. He was making Bryce Harper look real bad.
Awesome game and my first time catching a win in four trips to see the O's this season. Also, shout out to Means for his career .929 OPS as a hitter haha.