The point is, I read this post by Andrew Stoeten.
Sorry. Not going to happen. I'm not a normal person. I'm an avid fan, as friend Jennifer would say, and I really adored Gregor Blanco. I don't care if he DID talk to the media with some attitude regarding his belonging in the Majors instead of the Minors. I don't care that the Braves don't keep "troublemakers" around. If his mouthing off was a problem, then I could go on a tirade about why half the team should already be traded away. It was a stupid trade and complete bs, plain and simple. He proved time and again how much he could contribute, and he proved that he was more than capable and good enough to be in the majors. The hustle. The speed. The plain GETTING ON BASE. And yet, that didn't matter. Because he mouthed off a little, a WHILE ago. I don't buy it.
Anyway. Back to why I'm still awake. I read Andrew Stoeten's post and watched that bat flip video, and, really, at this hour, I obviously do not have full possession of faculties. Or, at least, rationality. I was seized with a sudden urge to watch videos of one of my favorite Braves, Gregor Blanco.
- Fact: It is completely irrational to be upset over a worthless trade at 4:35 AM almost a year later.
- Fact: Insomnia does not lead to reason; it leads to being lost in confusion.
- Fact: I don't care if you don't care, as long as he doesn't go.
I couldn’t find a good clip of the bat flip, so you’ll just have to do with the clip that is posted on the ScoreBuzz. Edit: It appears that the bat flipper is Tony Pena, Jr.
Edit (08/23): The actual bat-flipper is not Tony Pena, Jr. nor is it Gregor Blanco. Instead, it is Gregor's fellow countryman... you guessed it. Martín Prado. How could I forget this?!?! I am a terrible fan.
Otherwise, here are some nice Gregor highlights/pictures:
- Hustling bunt hit
- RBI single (another bunt!)
- Great catch
- Another great snag
- from @kaotate from Twitter: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3413020/gregor_blanco_2003_02.JPG (Thanks for sharing, Tate!)
That’s all for now.