Just a quick update since it’s been a while since I’ve written much… I’ve been dancing with these jokers the last couple of games and have been getting the business from one of the best baseball people around, Padres infield coordinator Gary Jones.
The gems so far:
“Why do you guys keep bringing this guy down here? Now all of a sudden he thinks he’s smooth!”
After I asked him to give me a 20-80 scouting grade on my dancing: “The scale don’t go low enough!”
After the dance when I told him it was an 85: “You so bad, they don’t even put your picture up on the video board!”
To Brent Harring, who was eating ice cream near the dugout: “Ain’t no party without ice cream, young man!”
Also, the TinCaps are playing well. Good starting pitching has been key – starters have gone at least five innings in 11 of their last 12 games.
Fact: it’s always funny to set people’s shoes on fire while they’re wearing them. I did this to a teammate during a high school game and it was one of the great pranks in high-school baseball history.
…and that’s all I have to say about that.
Musical guest… Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band!