The Baseball Desert

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Start as you mean to go on

It's something that minor league players must dream about, that moment when you step up to the plate in your first major-league at-bat, and I'm sure they all have a dream scenario. Sometimes that dream scenario falls flat on its face with a weak grounder to second base, but one in a blue moon the reality lives up to the dream. The only thing that could have made the moment better would have been a come-from-behind grand slam, but I'm betting that Hermida will settle for this line right now:

AB 1
R 1
H 1
HR 1
OBP 1.000
SLG 4.000
AVG 1.000