Sunday, October 23, 2011

the other old number 10

This year the fall classic has been hard a series to watch. Not because of the quality of the teams or the games. Expect for last nights pitcher's duel it been a good few games. What has made it such a hard World Series to stomach: the Texas players that left Atlanta in the Teixeira trade, and it was the damned Cards that finally sent the boys from Turner Field home for the fall.

I have to say though, I have really enjoyed watching number 10 on the Ranger's roster, Micheal Young. He reminds me a lot of the third baseman on Atlanta's squad that also wears 10. There is something special in those two guys' swing. Not being an American League guy, I have not had much of a chance to watch Young, but it's apparent right out of the box how good he is at the plate (.338 average this season). He seems to be the kind of player that made baseball America's past time, his swing seems to be effortless, his uniform is stained by the end of the night, and on the bases he is nothing but hustle. Contrast that to guys like Bonds and Clemens, and its easy to understand why the sport is regaining some of its old luster.

Anyway, if you have been having a tough time getting in to the Fall Classic, like I have this year, don't turn it off until you get to watch number 10's spot in the order. His swing is worth a few minutes of your time.

By the way... number 5 on the Saint Louis squad is pretty good too.

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