Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Braves 2008 Wrap-up: Catchers

Brian McCann -- It's been a big year for Baby. He got married in the off-season. Was named to the All-Star team again. Got his first major-league concussion. Had what appeared to be a falling-out with his BFF, but made new friends easily and seemed to patch things up with BFF by the end of the year. Bless his heart, I love him to death, but if I keep hearing these off-the-field stories about him I'm going to have to coo over someone new! Still, I'll miss his beautiful face (and hair) in the off-season.

Corky Miller -- I didn't like Corky for the longest time. I didn't feel he was Baby's competition, exactly, but I didn't think he should have made the team out of spring training over Clint or Brayan or even Javy. His teammates sure seem to like having him around, so maybe a haircut would make the ladies look twice? (Bonus points for actually getting on base once in a while!)

Brayan Pena -- Yunie's BFF was sent packing too soon. Cuddly, lovable catchers should always stay around! I was sad to see him go.

Clint Sammons -- Cling! He has the air of a cocky former jock but in interviews, he doesn't come off that way at all. He's not quite proven to be starter-quality, but I still adore him. I think it's because he's so touchy-feely! If you thought Baby was handsy, watch out for Clint!


Ah, catchers. My favorite. XOXO, guys.

10 comments:

CABravesFan said...

I know i said 5 months without my Huddy was a long time...but only because I have yet to come to terms with the fact that I will not see this group (ok- one member in particular is all i really care about:0) for so long...I hurt inside

Leah said...

What are these off-the-field stories of Mac that you keep hearing about? Do please share. ;)

Chop-chick said...

Yeah, what leah said! Tell tell!!

Lauren T. said...

If they were publishable, or came from a reliable source who was willing to be cited, I would definitely publish them. For now, they're just hearsay, and I don't feel comfortable sharing.

I will say that when I met Baby a couple of years ago he was funny and cuddly and humble and adorable. But when I saw him last off-season... let's just say he dropped off the "love" list and was in time-out until a couple of weeks into Spring Training. His actions were not gentlemanly -- but then, who's are after so many drinks?

Leah said...

I kinda think I know a little bit about what you're referring to, may be wrong. Let's keep thinking good thoughts about Mac and maybe they'll prove to be false.

slappywhite said...

Bald, bad boy... he still makes me smile.

slappywhite said...

And he looks like he'd smell like Christmas cookies.

CABravesFan said...

Mac's got a bad boy side, huh? That I would love to see:)

flbravesgirl said...

That's depressing. I'd like to believe that he's as sweet & lovable as he appears.

slappywhite said...

I'm sure he is lovable.