Found February 28, 2013 on
New York Mets
St. Louis Cardinals
“I gotta have more Cowgill!”
Ok, now that that’s out of my system, I promise no more references to the famous SNL skit “I gotta have more cowbell!” with the great Will Ferrell and Christopher Walken.
Regardless, after the way Collin Cowgill has started his spring, the joke does have some merit. We really do need to see more of Cowgill.
After being traded from the Oakland A’s in the offseason for prospect Jefry Marte, Cowgill is trying to earn a spot as an everyday outfielder. Through the first couple of spring training games, Cowgill is turning some heads.
Thus far in camp Cowgill is showing signs of possessing both speed and power. Cowgill hit his first home run in Wednesday’s 12-4 exhibition loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Through five spring training games, Cowgill has an impressive, but still early .571/.667/1.286 slash line.
For an outfield that has been raked over the coals for not being of major league-caliber, Cowgill could fill a big need. Cowgill is running with his chan...
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Ah, spring training, when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of a great season to come.
The team has provided you with new dress whites, a fresh stiff-brimmed cap, sharp blue spats– the works.
Maybe you’ll hold on to your grungy nondenominational batting glove, which saw you through the previous season in good stead…
And hey, here comes the Topps photographer. He wants...
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I wouldn't know Reese Havens if he came up to me and hit me over the head with a baseball bat. That's assuming he wouldn't swing and miss. Although if he hit me, he probably would pull an oblique muscle and miss a month, the poor bastard.
Point being: I don't get paid to recognize Reese Havens. And contrary to what you might think, I don't carry a spring training...
At the start of the show…
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You could sit and watch the thirty minute episodes of Bob Ross’ show, which featured him painting, and witness him scratching and poking away at that canvass, switching...