In conjunction with Dee’s post about our recent Grinnell College alumni weekend, I thought it would be a nice change-of-pace to post some videos from our glory days.
We’ll get things going with a yardball from Dee circa 2008. He may have only hit a couple in his college career, but that no-doubt trot would have you think otherwise. Things to look for: the light wind that accentuates his flowing mane; his Brandon Phillips-like speed around the bases; Dee screaming “Gotta Eat!” right before touching the plate.
“It’s gotta be the hair, Cotton. It’s beautiful! Feathered and lethal.”
Here’s a double-dose of Dee. In this video, he demonstrates his defensive prowess:
Next up is yours truly, going yard and unabashedly pumping my fists before hitting first base:
I know, tough act to follow. But this just might top it. Here’s Ryan Harris getting knocked cold while trying to catch an infield pop up. This is precisely why the pitcher needs to get the hell out of the way, unless you’re Harris, who lives for these plays. Not only did he catch the ball, but he also received a few stitches to commemorate the play.
And now for the Sombrero’s newest staff writer, Jim Malewitz. In 2008, Jyme Tyme was an extra-base machine. He also happens to be a ginger, which frankly frightens the crap out of me.
And last but not least, me again. This might be the best catch I’ve ever made (in the outfield). I was told I should have pimped it and flipped the ball to our fans, which would have only been for show. It’s not like we can afford to just give away game balls like that in Division III baseball, folks.