星期四, 8月 24, 2006

無商不奸

Moneyball 這本書第 12 頁提到 1980 年 Mets 和熱門新秀 Billy Beane 簽約的一件往事

..... when the Mets came to San Diego to play the Padres, Jongewaard (Mets 球探) escorted Billy into the visitors' clubhouse. There Billy found waiting for him a Mets uniform with his name on the back, and a receiving party of players: Lee Mazzilli, Mookie Wilson, Wally Backman. The players knew who he was; they came up to him and joked about how they needed him to hurry up and get his ass to the big leagues. Even the Mets' manager, Joe Torre, took an interest. "I think that's what turned Billy," says Jongewaard. "He met the big league team and he thought: I can play with these guys." "It was such a sacred place," says Billy, "and it was closed off to so many people. And I was inside. It became real."

The decision was Billy's to make.

這是今年 7 月 24 日發生的事....

Lars Anderson, the Sox' 18th-round draft choice in June out of Jesuit High School in Carmichael, Calif., joined Kapler and Cora as the opposing batters against Wells and Foulke. The 6-foot-4 first baseman is trying to decide between the Sox and a baseball scholarship to the University of California. A decision must be made before classes begin Aug. 20.

"I want to play, but I also enjoy school, which makes it a tough decision," said Anderson, who batted .429 with 15 homers this season, earning All-Metro MVP honors from the Sacramento Bee. "It was so much fun today. (Wells) threw a perfect game. I just went from high school ball to facing one of the best pitchers of all time. It's amazing." ...

經過多天的內心掙扎,結果....他簽約了

欺騙小孩的戲碼又重演了,不過....幹得好

剛好看到一篇簡介隨手翻譯一下:

Lars Anderson 大概是目前加州最紅的高中生打者,隨著他最近左打的長打表現,他在各方預測的選秀順序上位置不斷的前進,他是 2005 年泛美 (Pan American) 青棒賽的國手,在 8 場比賽中打出 .464 以及 11 分的打點,是美國隊得到銀牌的重要功臣,在今年 3 月的 National Classic 青棒賽以 14 支全壘打領先所有加州高中生的 Anderson 再次顯現出他驚人的長打能力,他可堪為全方位打者並且有過人的 bat speed 能打出長打,左打的 Anderson 是一個守備能力普通的一壘手,他主要的價值還是在打擊方面,身為加州高中生他可能在 sandwich round 被選走

8 則留言:

jameshu0910 提到...

加油,希望3年後紅襪未來15年的1壘手都是你的天下

DLowe 提到...

剛剛好像把 Bard 簽下來了

Bard’s signature at hand

The Sox made no official announcement, but indications last night were that an agreement had been reached with first-round draft choice Daniel Bard, although some details remain to be ironed out. The right-hander, who was the 28th overall selection in the June draft, did not attend the first day of classes yesterday at the University of North Carolina, granting the Sox additional time to negotiate before losing his rights. . . .

BIGBRA 提到...

我今天看到這則新聞第一時間想到的也是 Money Ball 的橋段 :P
不過希望他的職業生涯不要像 Billy Beane 就好..XD

jj 提到...

Berkeley 這邊聽的到幹譙聲。

DLowe 提到...

樓上

聽不懂咧 ?

是因為 Oakland 或 SF 以為他要唸大學所以不選他,結果被紅襪婊走?

DLowe 提到...

今年的戲正在暖身

Top draft pick Casey Kelly, who worked out at Fenway Park Tuesday and doubled off the Monster in an intrasquad game, visited during batting practice yesterday. Kelly has signed a letter of intent to play quarterback at the University of Tennessee, but he is from a baseball family - his father, Pat, is a former catcher and currently manages Cincinnati's team in the Gulf Coast League - and several big league scouts predicted he will eventually sign with the Sox. Most teams project Kelly as a pitcher, but he also played shortstop at Sarasota (Fla.) High and after a slow start hit very well at the end of the season. He expressed a preference for playing every day but said he was open to pitching. "That's part of the negotiations," he said

DLowe 提到...

BP interview Lars Anderson

看起來 Anderson 是個很有內容的小孩, 出身也不錯, 很迷 guitar, 還去歐洲玩, 還會讀 1984 這種書籍

DLowe 提到...

繞了一大圈

Lars Anderson 又回灣區老家了