Wednesday, July 15, 2009
2008 Pre Season is Here!!! (from Thursday, February 14, 2008)
Well folks Pitchers & Catchers report in Bradenton today. This just gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. Kinda like when Steve Martin goes bonkers As "Navin R. Johnson" in The Jerk (1979). "The new phone book's here! The new phone book's here! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity I need. My name in print. That really makes somebody. Things are going to start happening to me now!"
As far as the new phone book it looks like it might be new Phenom, Steve Pearce. His meteoric rise through the minors last year served notice that changes for the Pirates might be right around the corner!!
In 2007, Steve made the ultimate jump from class A Lynchburg to class AA Altoona to Class AAA Indianapolis to the Show. He hit .300 at each stop and a very impressive .294 in Pittsburgh. Combine that effort with 31 home runs and hopefully the minor league player of the year can start paying big dividends to getting us back to "The City Of Champions!"