10 May 2010

don't look back, something might be gaining on you

satchel paige was a wise man, and wayne kirby's 1997 fleer ultra card catches him breaking this cardinal rule
it's a scene straight out of a godzilla movie.  for wayne kirby, though, i believe it was the return of brett butler from cancer treatment and the emergence of roger cedeno that caught up with him.  after playing in 65 games and making 208 plate appearances for the dodgers in 1996, his totals dropped to 46 games and 75 plate appearances in 1997.  after the season he signed as a free agent with the cardinals. 

today, kirby is the baserunning coordinator for the texas rangers.  let's hope he's telling the rangers to look ahead of them when they run.

1 comment:

Collective Troll said...

Wise words and a great post title! I am catching up on your great blog a few weeks late... Great stuff as always!