You know, Justin Morneau is a pretty good ballplayer. The problem is, he can’t seem to stay healthy enough to stay on the field. To the Twins credit, they seem to play very well without him…making a great run to force (and win) a game #163 against the Detroit Tigers at the end of the 2009 season, and now again this season, putting an incredible 2nd half stretch of winning baseball together to run away with the AL Central Division…again, without their star First Baseman.
So, I guess my only question today is this: With all of this spare free time that this ballplayer has on his hands, you know, since he can’t seem to stay on the field to help his team…what does he do to entertain himself? I had heard through the grapevine that Justin was a huge fan of the classic movie, The “Wizard of Oz”. So much so, that he enjoys dressing up like some of those classic characters. I have to wonder, which one is his favorite?
Is it the Tinman?
Is it The Scarecrow?
Is it The Cowardly Lion?
OR, is it The Wizard, himself?
And, The Scarecrow, he needed a brain.
The Cowardly Lion? He just needed some courage.
But, The Wizard, he was thought to be able to deliver all things to all people, when in reality…he was a fraud…”Don’t pay attention to the man behind the curtain”
I bet its a tough choice when all four costumes are hanging there in the closet right in front of you…so hard to choose just one, since they all fit so well. You know, when you are a professional athlete making MILLIONS of dollars, you can have these kinds of things tailored to fit like a glove. Money is no object, since the fans, they willingly and mindlessly fork it over to see their favorite heroes give it their very best, their maximum effort on the field each and every game. What I suspect it comes down to each day for Justin, is which one do I feel like wearing today? Each apply, and each seem to work as an excuse outfit to wear to the ballpark. Especially since the uniform doesn’t need to be dusted off, because there’s just no telling when he might play again. No rush though, the Twins are in the playoffs without him, again. Now, exactly how valuable is he?
But, I’ll tell you what, winning or not…that’s an awfully expensive seat on the bench that Mr. Morneau is warming. Get well soon, Justin…or not. It doesn’t seem like the team is missing him much.