All Things Bubba

Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?

Monday, December 31, 2007

Adios, 2007

This year started out so promisingly. The Reds and the Yankees were the last undefeated teams in spring training, and even though spring training doesn't mean anything, there was a lot of hope in the hearts of their fans. Alas, it quickly proved unfounded.

Similarly, I thought Bubba had a good chance of making the Reds' 25-man roster, and if he didn't, I figured he'd be called up soon enough. It didn't work out that way, because of a shoulder injury that eventually required surgery.

Last year, I posted a top ten list of the year's best Bubba Crosby plays. I can't really do that this year, because his season was so short. But here's a list of his season highlights, in chronological order:

March 2, 2007: With the bases loaded and two outs, Bubba hits a bloop down the left field line, and drives in the go-ahead and game-winning runs.

March 5, 2007: Bubba scores the game-winning run with a walk, stolen base, and suicide squeeze.

March 7, 2007: Bubba returns to Legends Field, and robs Eric Duncan with this great play.

March 8, 2007: Bubba hits a three-run bomb in the 9th inning.

March 10, 2007: Bubba hits two doubles, including one that plates the go-ahead run.

April 5, 2007: Bubba hits a walkoff fielder's choice. It ends up the Frisch's Big Boy Big Play of the Game.

April 8, 2007: Bubba's RBI triple scores the first run of the game (which eventually turns into a blowout).

April 9, 2007: Bubba hits a walkoff single - once again the Frisch's Big Boy Big Play of the Game.

April 18, 2007: Bubba's RBI single provides an insurance run in a 2-1 game. Once again, he got the Frisch's Big Boy Big Play of the Game. The third time in twelve games. Mr. Clutch!

April 19, 2007: Bubba made an amazing circus catch on the warning track. Alas, he couldn't throw it in because of his shoulder. This game ended up being the last game Bubba would play in 2007.

Well, it's a new year now. Bubba's had his shoulder roto-rootered, and knowing him, he'll be 100% ready for spring training. All he needs is a chance.

Happy New Year!

posted by BubbaFan, 11:50 PM


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