Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The Chase

Baseball is a wonderfully magical game. Sometimes that gets lost in today’s culture of statistics and win projections. Fans have far too much to worry about and often lose sight of what’s really important.

The only thing that matters is that Chase Wright is taking the ball for the Yankees in his Major League debut: One game, one starter, one team and nine innings. Something magical and wonderful and interesting is sure to happen.

Baseball is all about the day-to-day chase. It must be enjoyed one win at a time and endured one loss at a time. Think ahead and you’ll miss the whole season: 101 wins, 95 wins, 97 wins happened one day at a time.

Chase Wright goes tonight. Yeah.

5 comments:

Tom Beck said...

Baseball is all about the day-to-day chase. It must be enjoyed one win at a time and endured one loss at a time. Think ahead and you’ll miss the whole season: 101 wins, 95 wins, 97 wins happened one day at a time.

Yay, brother!

I live near Trenton so I go see the Thunder quite frequently. As it turns out, I've been at both of Wright's starts this season, and he has looked fantastic. His control is terrific (he may have been helped a bit, especially in the first game, by the umps' strike zones, each of which, especially the first, could have comfortably encompassed the orbit of Jupiter around the sun). He works fast and doesn't give in. Not saying he's ready - he's only 24 - but might as well give him a shot. He may not have it, but I don't think he'll get rattled. I just hope the defense doesn't betray him, and the offense comes through tonight.

Todd Drew said...

Tom,
Good to hear. I’m looking forward to tonight. I think Wright is ready for a great start.

J A F F E said...

well you were right Todd he had one.. love what you said about the game, that is so true.

ml,
larry

Ben said...

That was a nasty change-up. If he could put a little more speed on his fastball he could really dominate.

Todd Drew said...

Ben,
Yeah, it was a lot of fun to watch and that’s what baseball is all about.