Yesterday was my son’s birthday; we held the usual party at the local Chuck E Cheese. Throughout the day, I told him the story of Starling Marte. We were both excited to see just what the Buccos top position playing prospect would do against the Houston Astros in his Major League Baseball debut.
Our eyes were focused on the tv as he walked to the plate. The Astros rookie left hander Dallas Keuchel tossed up an 86-mph pitch, and the next thing we know the whole place erupts.
The birthday boy said, ‘He made it look easy, Dad.’
Yeah, so much for all that shit I told him about how Marte needs to work on his plate awareness and judgement at the plate. He saw it. He crushed it.
Welcome to the big leagues, kid.