Probably my favorite part is how adement he is about reducing his walks. He walked six in 44 innings! Granted he was pitching against young hitters who swing away, but a kid with naturally good stuff and a focus on control is certainly nice to see.
Looks like we're FINALLY getting some benefits from those Australians.Quote:
Lewis Thorpe: At about 15 is when all the scouts started chatting to me. The Twins have a lot of Australians, and I wanted to feel comfortable, and I did.
Any guy who both golfs and plays putt-putt is all right by me. Good on ya!
... putt putt isn't the new word for 'night putting' is it Spalding?
Promise of MLB stardom won't keep Byron Buxton off lawnmower for hours of yard workQuote:
It is pointed out to Buxton, a centerfielder whom the Minnesota Twins paid $6 million to sign last year, that he is, uh, rich and probably could pay someone to cut the acres of grass at his new house, his old house and his aunt's house – almost eight hours of total mowing. To which he replies, without missing a beat, "I'd rather do it myself."
He uses a riding mower, though. Just another member of the "privileged class" :)
Mark Ellis? What was the South Dakotan doing in Australia?