"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Thursday, April 03, 2008

An Open Letter to Nick Blackburn

Dear Nick,

My, that was a lovely start. Seven innings, five hits, one walk, one wild pitch, one run. TBL could hardly believe it was your first major-league start. Unfortunately, when they came to the plate your teammates resembled nothing so much as drugged emus.

Please allow this longtime Twins fan to offer you a piece of advice which, if followed, will help you to remain sane throughout your career as a Twins starter:

Get used to it.



2 rejoinders:

Jim H. sounded off...

Kubel's upper deck shot last night was the one bright spot (other than Blackburn'd start) in that whole series.

Good advice, too, TBL.

Anne U. sounded off...

Yup. Welcome to the bigs, kid.