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.