It’s Saturday, and it definitely feels like summer outside; and it’s baseball season. It doesn’t get much better than that in life.
And today is an extra special Saturday; because the Cincinnati Reds play a doubleheader in a ballpark they typically don’t play in. I can’t in fact remember seeing the Reds play at Comiskey/US Cellular in my lifetime. Due to last night’s inclement weather and us all being cheated out of a game on a Friday evening; we get two today. One is the debut of Carlos Rodon as a starting pitcher.
Small footnote about another pitcher; the one pictured above there in the post. If anyone who knows me wants to know how I fell in love with fantasy baseball, it may have been that the year I started playing I grabbed Pedro Martinez in the first round. At that point, it was not a sexy pick. It was a reach. I would like you all to take a look at his 1999 season game log. To own this guy and watch the K’s pile up all summer was like something out of a dream. I was hooked. Look at how the son of a gun got stronger as the year wore onwards.
Here is your 80’s song that should be played at a ballpark loudspeaker near you:
Enjoy your Saturday everyone. It’s the best day of the week and baseball needs saluted on this day. Thank you for your continued support of Diamond Hoggers.