A couple minor points I'd like to bring up. Our lower part of the order and bench/utility guys are making valuable contributions thus far. Nice--I like that. It's a good sign, IMO. We won't have to rely on the big boys doing it all every day. I LOVE that we're moving runners up so much better than last year. Laird really impresses on the base paths for someone who doesn't look that fast. Josh Anderson practices the art of bunting like a fiend, and executes it pretty well too.
Here's an amusing little anecdote for you. The other day, my son and I were playing catch at the park. Just tossing the ball back and forth--nothing too serious, since I am athletically challenged and all. Anyway, one of his throws caroms off my glove and hits me smack in the middle of the forehead. He rushes over and apologizes like crazy. I tell him it's all part of playing ball. I wasn't too worried--it hurt, but it wasn't like a line drive off a bat, or a 97 mph Ryan Perry fastball, you know? I wasn't seeing stars or anything. I shook it off and we kept playing. I wondered whether I'd have a nice goose egg out of it. When we got home I checked, and sure enough, there was quite a lump, but more robin-egg sized. I wore it like a badge of honor. I felt just like Drew Barrymore in Fever Pitch. This shows you how very little sports I've played in my lifetime. Anyway, I feel really bad for someone who really gets smoked by a hard hit ball, because it's still really sore three days later. It's easy to see how major damage is caused (Juan Encarnacion).
Catch up with you tomorrow night for the Seattle game.