Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Poor, poor Dan Uggla

Ok, it’s not every day that you get invited to the All Star game.

It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to play in the All Star game.

It’s not every day that you actually get to make a play in the All Star game.

Good job on all that, Dan Uggla.


Of course, it’s not every day that on 3 consecutive at bats you get to post a “hit into a double play, E-4, E-4” for the box score, either.  Yes, that’s right.  He hits into a double play, then the next two batters hit balls right at him that …  well, end up somewhere other than the first baseman’s mit.

That said, the next out was a 4-2 put out at home.  Good job with that one, Dan.  You recovered nicely from your disastrous series.


Congrats to the former Astros closers, too.  It was exciting to see you play on the greatest stage again and a little comforting to know that old dogs do not, in fact, change their spots.


Anonymous Iain said...

Can't feel too sorry for Danny. He's got a good life. After all, how many players have their own personalized home run call?

It seems that, a couple years ago when the Marlins were in one of their every other year rebuild efforts and lots of new kids were coming in, Marlins' television announcer Rich Waltz and his partner Tommy Hutton were debating how to pronounce all the last names during team intros at spring training. What they didn't notice was that they got Uggla's first name wrong when they introduced him. As Uggla was passing by Waltz later on, he whispered "It's DAN." Ever since then, as a little gesture of contrition, whenever Uggla goes yard, Waltz announces "And his name is . . . Dan Uggla!"

9:50 AM  
Blogger Brother Joe said...

How do you mispronounce "Dan"?

10:20 PM  

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