Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Most Entertaining Triple You Will See All Year

Twins back-up catcher Mike Redmond is known for being tough, and for being a pretty good hitter of the slap single to right field variety. He's an old grizzled vet who spends most of his time on the bench, backing up the best offensive catcher in recent memory. He is most definitely not known for his speed on the bases.

That's what made his triple against the Texas Rangers so damn entertaining. That, and the reaction from the Twins bench (Ron Gardenhire chuckling, and Carlos Gomez doing the worst dance/jumping thing I've seen lately) and from the wonderful Twins commentating team of Dick Bremer and Bert Blyleven, which was a combination of surprise, pride, with a liberal dose of humor. As Bert notes in the clip, this is Redmond's first triple in about 6 years, and I believe one of three in his entire career.

It didn't lead to a score--in all ways it was inconsequential. But still--the single most entertaining triple you will see this year, bar none.


Jess said...

Of course it didn't lead to a run, what with there being two outs and Nick Punto batting next.

Fuckin' Punto.

Muumuuman said...

Really? His name is Punto? He should play in Mexico.

Jess said...

I believe (and I'm too lazy to look it up to confirm it) he played for Italy in the WBC this year.

They could have kept his head-first-sliding-into-first, momentum-killing ass, for all I care.

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