What do you want Melvin to do? Dive for it?
"I've never heard of half these guys. And the ones I do know are way past their prime."
"Most of these guys never had a prime."
Adam Jones is Pedro Cerrano. Straightball, he hit it very much. Curveball...bats are afraid.
Daniel Cabrera is Rick Vaughn. ...duh. Wild Thing! You make my heart sing! You walk everything!
Steve Trachsel is Eddie Harris. He hasn't got an arm like you, kid.
Kevin Millar is Jake Taylor. Bad back, bad knees. Inspirational leader. Here's to one more good year in the sun.
Peter Angelos is Rachel Phelps. Continually in the way of his team performing well.
"Ya know, Dorn, I liked you so much better when you were just a ballplayer."
Dave Trembley is Lou Brown. Trembley spent 20 years managing in the minor leagues; Lou Brown spent 30 years managing at Toledo and also sold tires on the side. There's two or three potential All-Stars on this team, Charlie.
Andy MacPhail is Charlie Donovan. Despite the utter hopelessness of being the GM (or GM-type guy) of his team, he is enthusiastic and dearly wants to win.
Luis Hernandez is You Know, The Shortstop -- They Did Have One. He never does anything that helps, it seems.
"Vaughn's been looking good out there today!"
"Don't worry, he'll blow it."
Gary Thorne and Jim Palmer are, unfortunately, not Harry Doyle and Monty the Colorman. Palmer never shuts up and Thorne has no sense of humor.
Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis aren't anybody. They're way too good. And we have no Willie Mays Hayes.
There is something about this team that I really fundamentally like. I don't know why. Like I've said before, I'm excited to watch these guys. At the very least, it's something at least a little bit different.