Thursday, October 1, 2009

He did what?!?

This past Sunday the Seattle Mariners were taking on the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto. I know, I know...just one game in the 162 baseball game season that really just bridges the gap between spring practice for college football and the start up of fall camp in August for most of us here in the South, but hang with me. During the "pick to click" portion of the Mariners pre-game show on KIRO, Mike Blowers - the former Mariners third baseman - predicted that Seattle rookie Matt Tuiasosopo would hit his first career home run. Blowers would go on to say that it would come ... in his second at-bat ... on a 3-1 count ... off a fastball .. a second-deck shot.

Tui's second at-bat would come in the 5th inning and wouldn't you know it, Tuiasosopo delivered on Blower's absolutely incredible prediction as if on cue ... his first Major League home run ... on a 3-1 count ... off a fastball ... to the second-deck in left field.

The entire series of events is fantastically surreal. Take a minute and check out the pregame audio and in-game radio call for yourself at Shannon Drayer's blog - HERE. Trust me sports fans, this one is worth your time.

If that doesn't qualify as a BEAST of a prediction, then I don't know what does.


Speaking of beasts, it looks like Georgia Bulldogs super-soph wide receiver AJ Green is getting a bit more national attention this week as he and the DAWGS prepare to welcome in the #4 team in the land, the LSU Tigers.

You can read what they have to say HERE and HERE. It is a privilege to watch this young man go to work every Saturday in the red and black.


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