Thursday, July 19, 2012

It is time to ponder the incredible feat of Redsock superprospect Shaq Green-Thompson

He's also a stud football prospect. But there is no corresponding feat that he could achieve in that storied sport.

Green-Thompson, in his brief-but-amazing new career, has tallied 37 professional at bats. He has struck out 36 times.

I am not making this up. This is no Sidd Fynch, no Plumptomanic fictional hero, no Photoshopped teammate of Kenny Powers. I almost feel like rooting for the kid, even though he's a Redsock. Already in life, he has gone farther than 10 Kevin Maases and 50 Tucker Ashfords.

Thirty-six for thirty-seven in K's. Eight walks. He has yet to put a ball into play.

It's like that in that lame 2002 M. Night Shyamalan movie, "Signs," where Joaquin Phoenix is the former slugger whose career ended because he struck out too much. Whenever this kid comes up, the fans should be recreating the climatic confrontaton between Joaquin and the water-fearing alien, yelling, "SWING AWAY, SHAQ, SWING AWAY!" This is the kind of record that could go into Cooperstown. This kid is making history.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's spelled "Red Sox" you donkey.