Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Separate Ways

Relief pitcher Jeff Bennett, the team barber, was giving McCann a trim in the clubhouse when another player, either accidentally or on purpose as a prank, bumped into the scissors wielder.

The victim was a large chunk of McCann's hair. All that was left for Bennett to do was even out the damage, leaving the catcher with a basically shaved look.

It will take a while for the hair to grow back. But when you are a three-time All-Star, only your wife really cares how you look.

Francoeur, who tried a beard to change is luck at midseason, would have gladly exchanged a bad haircut for a bad season.
This article could have gone sour, but it is a pretty fair and straightforward assessment of the season, comparing McFrenchy to one another (as they've been compared the last three Octobers). This year -- is Mac pulling away or was it a fluke for Frenchy?

What do you think?


slappywhite said...

New Zealand, that's nice. Maybe he'll get it together.

CABravesFan said...

*Mac pulling away or was it a fluke for Frenchy?*

Can I say "both"? I think (hope?) Francoeur has to bounce back and have a much better year (he can't possibly have a worse one- can he?) but I think Mac is definately pulling away- and not just from his buddy...he is well on his way to becoming the best catcher in baseball- if he isn't already

And i strongly object to the "wosrt looking catcher" line in that article!!

CABravesFan said...

and in the off season I will learn how to type...maybe even spell properly

Lo said...

I love the sensationalized "separate ways" thing...its like a cover of US weekly or something lol.

I can't stand Frency, no love lost for me if he gets traded.

flbravesgirl said...

Well, Mac's my boy & has been since he was first called up but I do like Frenchy & felt really bad for him this year. A big part of the problem is the ridiculous expectations people had for him.

And Mac is not "the worst looking catcher"!!! ... as long as he keeps his hat on 'til the cute little baby duck fuzz grows back.

Lauren T. said...

Hee, baby duck fuzz. :) I think he's plenty cute, too!

flbravesgirl said...

My youngest cousin had hair just like Mac's when she was a baby & we always called it duck fuzz.