Sunday, April 15, 2007

Spring Clock Cleaning

I thought spring training was over.

I thought the days of the Nationals knocking the Mets around the ballpark ended when players with uniform numbers in the 70's and 80's were sent to St. Lucie.

Well, obviously not.

Orlando Hernandez is going to have days where he is unhittable, and days where he's going to get rocked. That's going to happen as long as he threatens to throw the first pitch in major league history to be clocked at under 5 miles per hour.

Which makes it all the more curious that he was ejected for hitting Shawn Hill after the Chris "King of Spring" Snelling home run. I mean, getting hit by Orlando Hernandez is like getting bitten by a kitten. It's inconvenient, but let's face it...it's not going to leave a mark. Hill understood that, as he seemed to accept Hernandez's apology on the field.

However, Jose Guillen did try to charge the mound but couldn't catch a flight from Seattle in time. Guillen has vowed revenge.

6 comments:

Toasty Joe said...

"Getting hit by Orlando Hernandez is like getting bitten by a kitten."

Hee. I saw from the pinic seats that one pitch was clocked at 52 mph. Did Keith and Gary crack up?

Metstradamus said...

Gary and Ron were definitely amused. Keith had off for one of his 28 vacations this season.

Echo said...

lmao!
"That's going to happen as long as he threatens to throw the first pitch in major league history to be clocked at under 5 miles per hour."
Perhaps one of your best lines,
Metstradamus!

Brokaw said...

please elaborate on the hate list

Mike said...

I think Keith took a sick week as soon as he saw the temperature forecasts.

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