Normal 15-year-olds go to high school five days a week and deal with world-ending problems like homework, relationships, and trying to make the all-important freshman team.
Back in 2013, Blue Jays prospect Bo Bichette wasn’t a normal 15-year-old. Instead of starting high school the traditional way, Bichette spent the bulk of the year going to work with his dad, Dante, a four-time All-Star outfielder who at the time was serving as the Rockies hitting coach.
Dante, who retired after the 2001 season, accepted the Rockies job in Nov. 2012 and said he had immediate regrets about missing his family when he arrived in spring training. Those regrets vanished when Bo not only showed up at Coors Field, but became a valued member of the organization.
The KBO has its own Home Run Derby called the Home Run Race, which Cheap Custom Baseball Jerseys is split into two days, effectively combatting the fatigue MLB players experience in later rounds. It’s OK to admit that the final rounds of the Home Run Derby are sometimes the least exciting because with fatigue comes dropped bat heads, and with Wholesale Jerseys dropped bat heads come pop flies.
If we’re already going to campaign for a longer All-Star break, what’s an extra day or two for the most moonshottiest long balls and inclusion of those less tater-oriented among us? The All-Star Game was one of the most fun in years, or at least the only one that featured a gold-plated catcher taking a posed photo of an ump and the batter. The KBO has the fun thing figured out, and Rob Manfred would benefit from taking a few notes. In the meantime, throw some KBO games into your regularly scheduled mix of MLB.
With his seventh inning triple, Cody Bellinger became the first Dodger rookie to complete the cycle. The triple was not shy of Bellinger, and I am starting to think that this guy might be what the scouts call “good.”