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Thursday, August 04, 2011

MLB.com: McGehee satisfies fan’s wish with three homers

Well, at least the kid wasn’t asking Craig Counsell; that would REALLY have been setting himself up for disappointment.

“I’ve got to tell you guys a story before you go,” [Casey] McGehee told reporters. “It was pretty cool.”
...
“This morning, I got to meet a little kid. His name’s Clayton,” McGehee said. “Clayton was being pretty shy, and I kept asking him, ‘Do you have any questions for me?’ He wouldn’t ask me anything. Finally, jokingly, his dad asks me, ‘Why don’t you hit a home run for him?’”

McGehee scoffed. He’d hit five home runs all season, none since July 6 and one in his last 63 games.

“If it was that easy, I would have had one by now,” McGehee answered. “How about we just go for I don’t screw anything up for the kid today? That was good enough for him.”

But wouldn’t you know it? McGehee hit a go-ahead two-run home run off Cardinals starter Edwin Jackson in the first inning. McGehee hit another go-ahead two-run homer off Jackson in the third for his second career multihomer game, and then connected on a solo shot in the seventh for what McGehee believes is the first three-homer game of his life.

NTNgod Posted: August 04, 2011 at 01:45 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 04, 2011 at 02:10 AM (#3892322)
I won't be impressed until McGehee catches a flyball in his hat for little ailing Joey.
   2. PreservedFish Posted: August 04, 2011 at 02:15 AM (#3892333)
   3. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 04, 2011 at 02:34 AM (#3892342)
Boo ya, THREE, bitches! Suck it, Gehrig!

And more. And some more. And still more.
   4. Barnaby Jones Posted: August 04, 2011 at 03:11 AM (#3892360)
Someone needs to check that Harveys hasn't died of shock.
   5. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 04, 2011 at 03:34 AM (#3892368)
It's probably bittersweet for Harvey. If McGehee's starting job wasn't safe before, it certainly is now.
   6. NTNgod Posted: August 04, 2011 at 03:47 AM (#3892375)
Ahh, although McGehee's performance with the bat in 2011 has been disappointing following two solid seasons, there's probably a part of Harveys that's glad that 2011 McGehee was a near-perfect replacement for the Wes Helms of old.

I could probably compile several large volumes full of invectives Harveys threw Helms' way once upon a time. Such channelled hate was quite the thing to behold!
   7. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 04, 2011 at 04:06 AM (#3892384)
Of course Helms played a big part in helping the Brewers secure the Wild Card a few years back.
   8. Shredder Posted: August 04, 2011 at 05:10 AM (#3892410)
Obligatory.
They cut out the funniest part from that clip.
   9. Brian C Posted: August 04, 2011 at 05:54 AM (#3892431)
I was happy to see this. Since the Cubs' season is an utter disaster, I have no qualms about making the Brewers my proxy team for the rest of the season. And I'm glad that they shoved it in LaRussa's face after last night.
   10. Walt Davis Posted: August 04, 2011 at 07:21 AM (#3892440)
See, HW ... if you only ask nice. :-)

#2: I'd forgotten about that; O'Neill did a pretty good job in that scene.
   11. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 04, 2011 at 12:07 PM (#3892465)
I am glad for Casey. He has been all around terrible in 2011 and if the manager/GM weren't so wound up in 'feelings' Casey would have been sent to the bench over a month ago.

Given that he is now moving better on defense I began wondering a week or so ago if Casey hasn't been fighting an injury. He also turned on pitches the last few days that previously were just too much for him.

I have always been suspicious of McGehee because his bat speed in 2009/2010 was just passable and in 2011 has been non-existent. I could not reconcile this lacking with his output. If he has been battling a should problem (for example) that could well explain the bulk of his issues.

Not the sh*tty baserunning though. Man's a complete idiot out there. I have seen two month old beagle puppies who had more sense on when and where to run.
   12. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 04, 2011 at 12:25 PM (#3892473)
NTN

Wes Helms was an offense before God. If not THE God then the gods of baseball.

He gets a job with the Crew because his buddy his manager. He is SOOO grateful he shows up in spring training doing a great Shamu imitation only Shamu at least knew what to do with a ball when presented to him. Helms gets to bat FOURTH at times so that his swunderful sub .400 slugging percentage can properly sabotage the offense. Helms defense had the incredible distinction of being WORSE than his offense. And he ran the bases with the instincts of a blind platypus nursing a muscle pull.

If there was a tipping point for me going from ambivalence to vehemently anti-Yost seeing that tub of guts in the lineup was the moment.

I am glad Wes found the light, dropped 25 lbs and carved a role out as a utility guy. Good for him.

But I have no regrets for heaping scorn on the Helms that played in Milwaukee. He disgraced himself, the team and management.

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