Monday, February 28, 2005

Tony Pena Nears a Cure for Cancer

Easily, my favorite part of spring baseball is articles like this one in which we find out that a player is trying something new this season that will result in many generic statistical improvements.

Another common element is the life-changing experience. In this case, Angel Berroa has gotten married and now has the ability to spray balls to right field.

These articles embody all of the hope that each new season brings. Everybody's undefeated and has a chance to win the World Series, and I get to have water cooler conversations and use phrases like "we've got this career minor-leaguer who found an abandoned puppy on the side of the road this winter, and the little pup has inspired our middle-inning LOOGY to start throwing a wicked knuckle-curve. I bet he wins the Cy Young."

Usually, people are smart enough to ignore these comments.

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