The draft is here, an exciting day for hardcore baseball fans, especially those of small market, losing teams. New players gives us hope, and I've been told that hope never dies. Or it floats. Or something like that.
We get bombarded with terms like "plus offerings", "projectability", "pitchability", "hit tool", "light-tower power" and "bulldog." These are just ways of reminding you that the experts know what they are talking about, for they have inside baseball terms! The truth is, this is a highly unpredictable market, where a thousand variables come into play. If a player busts, it might be the team's fault....or it might not. We just don't know. Still...its fun to dream, isn' it?
Four Questions with A Good Feel for Pitching
1. What is one baseball skill or trait you want most in a player and/or pitcher?
2. What's a simple recipe I can make for dinner tonight?
3. What buzzwords do people use in your industry to make themselves feel smart?
4. What prospect were you the most disappointed to see fail?
BONUS: We have been discussing possibly doing a Royals Review podcast. Is that something you would listen to? Any advice, tips, technical knowledge you could share with us if we decide to go through with this?
BONUS TOO: June, July, or August?
See how many fictional bands/musicians you can identify the source material (TV show/movie/book, etc.) from:
1. Jesse and the Rippers
2. Kathleen Turner Overdrive
4. The Wonders
5. Ray Pruitt
6. Rayna James
7. Sex Bob-omb
9. Three Times One Minus One
10. Dingoes Ate My Baby
11. Hot Sundae
13. Robin Sparkles
14. The Horndogs
15. Faith +1
16. The New Originals
17. Phish Tahko
18. Scum of the Earth
19. Party Posse
20. Rex Manning
21. The Max Rebo Band
22. The Folksmen
23. Hey, That’s My Bike
24. Dr. Teeth and Electric Mayhem
25. The Good Ole Boys
26. Sexual Chocolate
I'll post the answers below in spoiler font.