Andruw, a day late

So Andruw Jones came up short in Monday’s All-Star Home Run Derby. I’ve learned to accept it. Many other big sluggers and home run leaders have been equally humbled by the experience. No big deal.

But last night he atoned for his poor performance in the exhibition with a 2-run blast in the game that “mattered”. Sure, the NL still lost to the AL, but Andruw’s homer ignited a mini-comeback. Plus, he hit the shot against much-maligned, soon to be suspended, Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers. Rogers is the player who assaulted a cameraman recently and had been debating whether or not to play in the All-Star game.

Obligatory Kenny Rogers misappropriation: You got to know when to hold íem, know when to fold íem, Know when to walk away and know when to run. Last night, baseball’s Kenny Rogers wasn’t so lucky.

Please don’t hate me for the joke. I’m just happy that Andruw hit the homer and I’m enjoying some schadenfreude over Rogers’ fate.

Also, I’m hopeful that Andruw’s homer was a sign of his continued stellar play in the second half. My prediction: Braves overtake the Nationals and make it 14 in a row.

2 Comments so far

  1. Daniel (unregistered) on July 14th, 2005 @ 7:27 am

    Good prediction. I’m keeping my fingers crossed about it, but with Chipper, Hudson, Hampton, and all the others coming back we’ll easily have one of the deepest benches and bullpens in the majors. There’s only good things about that…

  2. Mike (unregistered) on July 14th, 2005 @ 4:12 pm

    That home run was beautiful…I had flashbacks to the time Rogers walked Jones to score an NLCS-winning run. Hilarious!

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