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.
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.
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