Lew Ford Homers for Baltimore. Is our Flakiest Former Twin in the Playoffs?
by, 09-09-2012 at 05:57 AM (561 Views)
Lew Ford homered to left center field off of C.C. Sabathia last night (9/8/12), his third home run in 55 at bats for Baltimore. Later in the game, Nick Markakis broke his thumb. He will be out for six weeks.
So, will Lew Ford be patrolling/platooning in right field for the O's if they make the postseason? LLEEEWWW hasn't spent a lot of time in Baltimore this season, but with Markakis out, one must ask the proverbial question, 'Will Baltimore Get Mileage from Ford' on their postseason roster?
Count me as one who will be cheering him on. Ford earned quite a reputation for burning himself with a hotel iron, allegedly while wearing the wrinkled shirt. He argues that he accidently leaned into the iron, after pressing the shirt like most mere mortals do. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...e=caple/040512
He was also known for playing Dungeons and Dragons with the clubhouse staff and online all night on road trips with the Twins.
Seriously, Joe Christensen does a nice job of chronicling Ford's fall from Gardy's grace and rise back to the major leagues in the Sunday Insider. http://www.startribune.com/sports/tw...6.html?refer=y
It's a great feel-good baseball story. But can it last? Did we hear the last blast from Lew last night? Or is there more to come in this improbable story?