Some seriousness and some silliness will mark the debut of BRM’s Friday 5. Actually, will be that way every week now that I think about it. Just want to point out a handful of things that strujck me as odd or funny or peculiar.
In light of yet another bullpen fiasco, the Reds winning streak at Wrigley Field came to a halt at an even dozen. No “Baker’s” dozen either and there is more social media pining for Aroldis Chapman even when there is no save situation.
And in some situations, I could go so far to say, most situations, it is hard to argue against not using its most talented arm.
But something else was spawned out of yesterday’s loss. I guess there was a bit of a Twitter backlash against Sam LeCure and we know Twitter doesn’t always play nice. Sam’s response…
for those that hate me all of a sudden, I have something you can kiss. for those sticking with me, I appreciate your support.
— Sam LeCure (@mrLeCure) June 14, 2013
Of course a few took this as a bad sign since players should have thick skin, blah, blah, blah.
While this isn’t getting near as much chatter as Jay Bruce and his Twitter rant (or shall I say Twitter walk-off), it does make one wonder why in the world any popular figure would even consider having an account on Twitter. And if he/she did, why even make the damn thing public?
How good have Reds pinch-hitters been over the past couple of seasons? You know who to ask.
Since 2011, #Reds pinch hitters are batting .280/.343/.430, easily the best in MLB in all 3 categories. Dusty gets some credit for that.
— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) June 14, 2013
Wait. Someone calling for Dusty to get credit? Not sure how well that went over, Joel…
I venture to say more than a few of us have been to a game at Great American Ball Park. There’s always some newness to it, right?
Okay, but I didn’t know this?!?!?
— Donney (@NDD_ESQUIRE) June 14, 2013
A couple of BRM followers in conversation here. If memory serves me correctly, KyRedsGal talking about deep-fried Snickers. NDD_ESQUIRE tells us of the Twinkies and Oreos. And I missed out? Call me out of that loop.
Well at least you can probably still get deep-fried Oreos at the Machine Room.
Aw, crap. I just gained a few pounds reading this…
The Atlanta Braves will be giving away a B.J. Upton bobblehead on Thursday, June 20. Here’s a peek.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 14, 2013
Notice that is shows Upton in the field and not at the plate. I’m thinking someone within the Braves organization knew something. Upton currently owns a triple slash of .161/.259/.280.
Finally, two of my Twitter are centered around the MLB.com beat writers, one for the NL and one for the AL. (Sometimes I can be a little organized!) Read this and got to thinking.
anyone who thinks playing QB is harder than pitching should see replay of Denard Robinson's ceremonial first pitch at #Tigers game ~
— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) June 14, 2013
All right, Joe. We’ll submit that for everyone’s viewing pleasure and maybe even more pleasure from Ohio State fans…
Good thing Robinson’s not expected to play QB in the NFL, huh?