Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
August 21, 2006: Columbus Clippers 3, Toledo Mudhens 2
The Mudhens had playoff hopes, but the Clippers are doing a good job of spoiling them. Kris Wilson started last night, and was terrific.
Bubba's struggles against lefties continued. (He hardly ever got to bat against lefties when he was with the Yanks, so perhaps he's out of practice.) He went 0 for 3 last night, though he did get a walk. He also got on base via a fielder's choice, beating out the double play with his blazing speed. He then stole second base, but was stranded when Mitch Jones and T-Long flew out and struck out respectively.
It was interesting, how perturbed the pitcher became when Bubba got on base later via a walk. He made repeated pickoff attempts, trying to keep Bubba close. Having been burned by Bubba's speed before, he didn't want to get caught again. He ended up walking the batter and giving our boy 2B anyway. Unfortunately, T-Long grounded into a doubleplay, again stranding Bubba.
The Clippers play the Mudhens again tonight, at 7:05pm. Bubba is playing CF and batting third. Follow the game online here, or listen to a free radio broadcast here.
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