Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 11/30/12
OK, I know what you're thinking: Dukie,  did you know you have a tendency to overstate your crapola headlines? Because what's up there looks like drunken Lindsay Lohan dialogue from the "Liz and Dick" chick flick. Are you mixing Adderall and alcohol again? We know of Austin Texas. Who is Austin Romine?OK, to answer your questions: The headlines are truth, which often needs metaphorical buttressing. No Adderall, but I'm into the fourth Snickers bar.  And here:  TEN TRUE E-HOLLYWOOD FACTS ABOUT AUSTIN ROMINE (who right now is odds on favorite to be our catcher in 2013:)1. We drafted him out of a Texas high school in the second round of 2007. (Yes, Austin, Texas!)2. In 2010, Baseball America rated him our second best prospect, behind Jesus Montero.3. That year, he caught in the Futures Game.4. He got stuck behind Jesus and suffered two years at AA Trenton. His hitting flat-lined.5. When the Yankees ran out of catchers in September 2011, they used Romine, because they had no faith in Je...
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