Is Barry Zito serious yesterday? First pitch of spring training and beaning Fielder for a home run celebration that happened 17 years ago? Whatever bro. I guess it does make Zito relevant for the first time since he started stealing money from the Giants at a rate that would make Danny Ocean proud. Seriously if you want to feel BETTER about the Jeff Suppan contract take a look at the money Zito's making for about the same amount of production. Makes it look like we're paying Suppan in Slim Jims. Anyhow this was the big headline of the Brewers spring training opener. A retaliation shot for this:
Contented Sigh. I could have watched this thing 27 times already this morning. It should have it's own facebook fan page. Luckily for Prince 'fastball' is a qualitative term for Zito these days. I can't wait for the first time Zito toes the rubber at Miller Park this season. Because if you think he has a good memory to relatiate for that, remember that the majority of Southeastern Wisconsin is German, we don't forget ANYTHING. I'll be booing Zito's kids in little league in 10 years. In any case I'd like to thank Barry for getting Prince his focus early this year. Look for Fielder to go yard 43234 times on the Giants this year, and that's a conservative estimate. Bonus word: spring.
PS: While this got all of the headlines yesterday, if I were writing the recap the title would have read "Jeff Suppan Throws 2 Scoreless." Because I don't care if he's throwing to a batting tee at Wildwood that was the most shocking thing about yesterday.
Doulbe PS: Look for Suppan to have a bounceback year this year. I can just feel it. And normally I'm like 21% accurate when it comes to these predictions. Plus it's a contract year for him, and you can't tell me he doesn't want to get one more 2 year deal on the West Coast at the end of the season. Player's always dominate during their contract year. It's Baseball 101.