There's a song by Lou Reed called "Growing up in public", but the line in the song is actually "Growing up in public with your pants down."
Happened to Ronny Cedeno yesterday.
I'm in my office listening on Emily's radio at really low volume as I'm working.
So I'm not really paying attention.
With the Cubs down by a run in the 9th and one out, Lou put Ronny in as a pinch runner at first.
Jacque Jones is up, and I hear Pat Hughes say he walked.
But then immediately Ron Santo starts making his painful noise that means something awful has happened.
Doesn't make sense, but somehow Cedeno is... out?
Going from first to second on a walk?
HOW CAN YOU NOT KNOW a guy walked when you're on first in the most crucial part of the entire game?
How can you...slide over to the wrong side of the bag?
Just another nightmare.
Anyway, today I'm taking Emily and Wyatt to our first game of the season, and it's against the Cards.
Added bonus: it's ex-Cardinal Jason Marquis vs. Anthony Reyes.
It's beautiful out, supposed to be 75.
And the festivities will begin with this: Wyatt and I will finally get to set fire to the Cardinal hat he bought last year specifically for this purpose. (see Cardinal Hat)
It's gonna be a great day.
That was fun, and I hope the Cardinals too can enjoy the memories Ronny Cedeno can provide.
Okay, what else?
MLB put out their top 100 prospects including Javier Baez, Albert Amora and Jorge Soler.
And on the other side of awesome would be awful.
As in Alex Rodriguez and another story about cheating and lying.
Read Stark, and go to the links in his story.
It's tiresome, it really is.
You also know I think it's not just lying.
I really hope the Yankees can take back their money, because none of the cheaters will pay attention til real money is involved.
A year's salary for A-Rod is serious.