“I have him right here. He actually had this on his own arm. So when I went to Holland, his mom gave me a picture of it and I took it to my guy and had it put on in the same spot and everything. He’ll be with me for the rest of my life.”
-Mike Carp on his tattoo honoring Greg Halman
Spring is in the air, everywhere I look around. Spring is in the air, every sight and every sound.
(photo via @Mariners)
Brendan Ryan, probably one of my favorite players of all time, with an infield triple (technically a single with fielder’s choice). One of the most embarrassing fielding mistakes the A’s could ever make, leaving both 2nd and 3rd base unattended. But honestly, my favorite part was his post-game interview when he described the event: ”So if you can get past the first and second basemen, you’ve got second base open. So I looked for it and it looked like nobody saw me. So I just took off. Then when I got to second it looked like the closest person to third was right next to me, and I figured if I get past him, I’ve got third. Then I almost died, but I didn’t. So I got back up and I looked at home and I saw [catcher Kurt] Suzuki flying home, and dang, too bad he couldn’t trip and fall or something. I don’t know if I would have made it, but it would have been pretty fun to crawl home and score on that.”