Jason Heyward is a wonderful role model and a fantastic outfielder and base runner. However, I think five years is enough to evaluate his hitting prowess and that is simply mediocre.
His 162 game average for 5 years is 20 home runs, 69 RBI and a .262 batting average.
For a guy who is 6' 5", weighs 245 and is built like Adonis, those are simply not the numbers you would expect.
I think the Braves made the right move for them, and hopefully St. Louis will be a place where Heyward can live up to his potential.
I just wanted to thank you for having Mike Lutzenkirchen on the program this morning. I have an 18 year old son who is a high school senior. He will be going off to play D1 college baseball next year. I constantly talk with him about making good decisions and of course I always worry about him. I would love to have Mr. Lutzenkirchen come speak with his team. It's a powerful message. Often we get hung up on the wrong things... Mr. Lutzenkirchen and his son's story really puts things in perspective.
Robert Alford is out 2-4 weeks with a wrist injury huh. Let's check out some DBs from the past and compare
Larry Wilson - St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer
Playing with casts on both of his BROKEN HANDS, he leaped high to block a pass by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bill Nelsen. Wilson then cradled the deflection in his arms and ran the ball back 35 yards, setting up a touchdown. The play was vintage Larry Wilson — grit and determination. Overall, he ran those 52 career interceptions back for 800 yards and five touchdowns.
Ronnie Lott - 49ers Hall of Famer
He had the tip of his left pinky finger AMPUTATED after the 1985 season when it was crushed by tackling running back Timmy Newsome
, and a bone graft surgery wouldn't have him ready in time for the 1986 season
Not a DB, but remember Jack Youngblood played with a broken leg.
One of the athletic feats for which Youngblood is best known, is that of playing the entire 1979 playoffs
, includingSuper Bowl XIV
, with a FRACTURED LEFT FIBULA.
He also played in the 1980 Pro Bowl
with the injured leg, a week after the Super Bowl
Hmm maybe they were a tad tougher in the old days.
I love when people say that Tech will never get a QB who has NFL aspirations like UGA, UF or FSU. However, they do get receivers, running backs, offensive and defensive lineman, linebackers and safeties (can't think of a cornerback off the top of my head).
Oh, and lets look at those other three programs
Here are the QBs at FSU recently ---
84 Eric Thomas
85-87 Danny McManus
1988 Chip Ferguson
1989 Peter Tom Willis
90-91 Casey Weldon
92-93 Charley Ward
94-95 Danny Kanell
96-97 Thad Busby
98-00 Chris Weinke
01-04 Chris Rix
05-07 Drew Weatherford
08- Christian Ponder
09 ? E.J. Manuel
Not a single one would even be considered a "good" NFL QB. Manuel and Weinke might be "fair"
UGA - in the last 35 years (sorry Buck) has had ONE - Matthew Stafford who would be considered a "good" or better NFL quarterback. Murray, Greene, Shockley, Zeier, Bobo, Robinson, etc, etc., not NFL material
UF - Heisman Trophy winners, all time passing leaders, statistical greats, not one would even be considered good. Maybe Rex Grossman would be "fair". Wuerfful, Palmer, Bell, Johnson, Matthews, Tebow, Leak. All complete busts.
Sorry Gary, BUCK is my favorite UGA QB of all time!
Please don’t give credit to Jeremy Foley for the Urban Meyer hire @ Florida. Foley handled the paperwork, Bernie Machen did the recruiting of Meyer.
Foley’s only great hire was Donovan, who was a reach when he was hired and did horribly his 1st year, tieing a record for consecutive losses. He has turned out to be an all-time great hire, but that was not without some initial growing pains. Since it was Basketball, nobody really noticed as they would in football.
My opinion is that Foley should be gone as well. He gets much more credit than he deserves.
OH MY....Perry is such a BABY BAMA HATER. Ask him if he wants some Cheese to go with that WHINE!!!!!
Bama knows how to win.
HAVE A BLESSED DAY!!!
Thanks Tony, is THAT obvious?? lol
Dude. I've have wondered for years where you were. Me and some friends were talking about you and zoo crew a few months ago, I will let them know your still in atl. I'm not a sports fan except when my oldest daughter plays her college ball and the youngest twirls her batons at half time of her high school during football season. I listened to you just about every morning and was sadden when I found out. 96 rock had taking you off. I just wanted to shoot you an email and I will have to tune in Monday and listen in. I still have a taped song by pale white sausage somewhere were I belive what's his name, the traffic guy even played with y'all. I'll have to find it. Good to know your still in atl and good luck to ya. m smith Sent from my iPhone