Saturday, July 19, 2008

ShysterBoy

My boy turned three today. As you can see above, the ball already jumps off his bat. While he does everything else with his right hand, he hits left, and simply mashes righties (me). And he does it all naturally -- that stroke is powered by nothing more than corn dogs, milk, Flintstones vitamins, and pure determination.

And before anyone asks, no, I'm not pushing him to play ball. I'll note, however, that if we lived in the Dominican Republic he'd have a contract by now.

11 comments:

Chris H. said...

That shadow near the edge of the photo...that's not the shadow of Scott Boras, is it?

Mark Runsvold said...

I see a hitter who's a long way off. That swing has too much length for my liking, and he's shown little in the way of patience. Lots of tools, but I don't see them translating into baseball skills anytime soon. As a plus, that body has plenty of projection in it, so there's probably room for a lot more power. He's raw, but I think he'd be worth a flyer late in the 2nd round or early in the 3rd. Word is he's got a pretty firm commitment to Happy Smiles Daycare, but would be willing to sign for seven figures. Certainly not for the risk averse.

Ron Rollins said...

Is he wearing dark socks with his shorts? C'mon, give the kid a chance.

Craig Calcaterra said...

Ron -- We named him Sue, too. Kid's gonna kick ass someday.

Pete Ridges said...

It was also the 92nd birthday of Phil Cavarretta. Others include Rick Ankiel, Preston Wilson, David Segui...
http://www.baseball-reference.com/friv/birthdays.cgi?month=7&day=19

Ethan said...

Flintstones vitamins are natural? Who knew?

Craig Calcaterra said...

More natural than the corn dogs, anyway.

Justin Zeth said...

Hahaha. This post is awesome, and the comments.

Gilligan called, Craig. He wants his hat back :)

Diesel said...

Stiff front leg, ShysterBoy. That's where the power comes from.

Sara K said...

Hey, Mini-Mahnu just turned 3 ten days ago! See you in the LLWS in approximately 8 years...;-)

Alex said...

If you lived in the DR, he would have just turned 1. Maybe less.