Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 11/11/14
Tribute-george
Dear Madam or Sir,      Supposedly, Brett Gardner is pondering a September comeback as pinch runner.  No. No-no-no-no. En. Oh. NO.  We'll kill the guy. He returns too soon, tries a headfirst slide, pops a gonad and it’s, "Hello Dr. Snipsnip." Forget Gards. Let him heal. Better idea: Sign Usain Bolt. No kidding. The world's fastest man.Wait, Bri, put down that rolling pin. OWW! That hurt. OK, I know what you’re thinking: The Oakland A’s tried it with Herb Washington in 1974. The guy couldn’t get a jump, and Mike Marshall picked him off. True. But Herb the Verb stole 31 bases, and that was nearly 40 years ago, back when Olympic sprinters took a whopping 10.4 seconds to plod through a 100-meter dash. That's YESMO compared to Usain, who covers it in 9.6 seconds. Bolt would leave Washington so far behind, he could break the tape and re-tie it by the time Herbie's bus arrives. Usain Bolt won’t need to take a lead. Just give the first base coach a starter's pistol. Usain can get into
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