Do we like the way Baird talks? Yes, we do...
If you're even half the fan of Allard Baird that we are, you surely have noticed by now that he has an interesting way of speaking to the media. Without fail, any article that quotes Baird will always include at least one quote in which he both asks and answers his own question. For instance, today's Royals Notes article includes these two quotes:
"Probably there's more desire in our bullpen," he said before Thursday's game. "Am I willing to shop any of those players? No I'm not..."
"Our goal is to have our pitchers and hitters to come up unison," said Baird. "Do we want to give up a hitter who's two years away from hitting? No. So that's why I won't give up those relievers."
Do we love the way Allard talks? You bet we do, and in honor of RC's Official Hero, tonight's column will be largely written in Bairdspeak. If this is stupid, we promise to never do it again.
Is Chip Ambres for real? We don't know, but we hope he gets more playing time, because we already love watching him play. Ambres hit his first Major League homer tonight, a no-doubter to left in the second inning, and he drew two walks. And between him and David DeJesus, not many balls are going to find the ground in left center field when Ambres is in the game.
What would RC do to fix this problem? We'd ban low fences down the lines, and the parks that currently have them would be required to place 3 ft. plexiglass barriers on top of the existing wall in the areas of the park where a fair ball could reasonably be expected to go. We don't care if the barriers aren't popular. RC's health is at stake.
Has RC calmed down yet? Yes, we have. Luckily for us (and probably for him, because we were considering driving down to Florida to find that guy and get some satisfaction), that stupid fan's actions didn't cost the Royals a run, as Mike Sweeney drove in both DDJ and Ambres with a double. Is Sweeney awesome? Yes, he is.
If we were Visalia's coach, would we ever send a runner against Mavs' catcher Adam Donachie? No freaking way! After another CS tonight, Donachie has caught 27 of 51 potential basestealers (53 percent) this season.
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