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The First Golden Sombrero of 2011: Gordon Beckham

It is with deep regret that I bring to you the first golden sombrero of the 2011 MLB season, mostly because he’s my favorite player.  That’s right, Gordon Beckham, the face of the Chicago White Sox for years to come, fanned four times in four at-bats on Sunday afternoon.  Poor Gordie; he doesn’t deserve such humiliation.  And of all things, a Spring Training sombrero! It just breaks my heart.

Anyway, here’s a recap of how it happened:

1st inning: Beckham is called out on strikes against Brewers’ starter Marco Estrada

2nd inning: Beckham strikes out swinging against Estrada

5th inning: Beckham strikes out swinging against Estrada

7th inning: Beckham strikes out swinging against reliever Mike Difelice

As a team, the White Sox struck out six times in the game, four of which were Beckham’s.  I don’t think it’s far-fetched to argue that this may be the only time that Beckham wears the sombrero in his career.  Still, poor Gordie.

2 Comments

  1. Clint says:

    This has to be some kind of sign.

    I vote on this pic to be your new twitter icon or something dude, all things considered. Or if we can get this on a shirt–I’ll buy two!

  2. Franco says:

    At least he went down swinging in the end.

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