Tim Kurkjian of ESPN.com has a great piece today about five players whose selfless approach helps their team more tham most people realize. Not surprisingly, Sandy Alomar Jr. is the first guy mentioned and I can’t put into words how much this guy adds to our club. It’s like having an extra coach who happens to hit .400 with runners in scoring position. There’s little doubt in my mind that he’s going to make a great manager someday and will be a valuable asset during the second half as a pinch-hitter, as Grady will be able to use him without worrying about not having another catcher in case of an injury.
Also, Tom Verducci wrote a piece for the CNNSI website and SI Magazine that talks about all the great rookies in baseball. Despite the bad captioning (it shows James Loney and talks about Matt Kemp), it’s another good read.
Enjoy the day away from the game. Hopefully we’ll come back recharged tomorrow after a tough three games in Minnesota.