Baseball Delights No. 3

Werth fan

The third in an occasional series of short baseball bursts of delight …

One paragraph of set-up: Last year in a road game at Colorado, Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth was hit (nearly in the head) by a pitch. A young Nationals fan became semi-famous with her shocked reaction. Werth heard about it and sent her a bat for her concern.

Flash forward to this week, when the Nationals again visited Colorado. Werth did not forget his No. 1 road fan, and she got a souvenir mid-game.  Check out the video.


Baseball Delights No. 2

Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics MLB Baseball Coliseum

Fast or slow, home-run trots should be fun. (Shall we say: delightful?)

A’s backup IF Adam Rosales, filling in quite nicely for inured SS Marcus Semien, turned in a blistering time of 15.9 seconds around the bases. Can you imagine anyone having more fun than this after a home run? Watch it here.

From Bay Area News Group writer John Hickey:

(Rosales) vows he will never pass a teammate on the bases while at the same time saying it’s “just not me” not to sprint.

“Obviously it’s always a little comical when I’m running around the bases with someone in front of me,” Rosales said. “Can you imagine if I hit a grand slam?”

Which got us to thinking, what did Pete Rose do when he hit a home run? Here’s your answer.

Baseball Delights No. 1


The goal is to post “Baseball Delights” that reflect the joy in the game. Here’s the first. It may be hard to top. Eight fantastic words: “Me and Daddy are going to Wrigley Field.”

(Of course, I won’t be cynical and point out that Cubs tickets are spectacularly high — season tickets went up 19.5% — and the average face value price is $58. The secondary market drives them even higher. I get it, people are willing to pay. So I won’t be cynical before you watch the video.)

Here’s the video