Chipper Jones, former Atlanta Braves starting third baseman and baseball hero, has just released a memoir, as old stars often do. And oh, boy! Looks like some fun was had back in those locker rooms!
Who among us hasn’t tricked a friend into standing close to him in the shower then doused him with No. 1?
With Odor, who had six horses already at his home in Venezuela, the kicker for the Rangers was easy.
When I go see my horses, I relax and forget about everything, and that’s why I love it, Odor told Pat Doney of NBC 5 in Dallas this week. I think it started when I was a little kid. My family on my mom’s side used to have a ranch, and I used to go there.
Odor seemed relaxed last season when the 22-year-old led the Rangers with 33 home runs, except for maybe that one game against the Toronto Blue Jays when he punched Jose Bautista.
Tackle Storm Norton and guard Mike Ebert played at an all-conference level as seniors, and guard Paul Perschon was a senior as well. Still, there was some juggling up front; only Norton and Perschon started all 13 games, and five started between six and 10 games. In-season continuity is a huge issue for a line, and Toledo improved despite lacking it.
That allows for hope. Four of those six-to-10ers are back, and three are seniors. And while star rusher Kareem Hunt is gone, the returning backs are exciting. Terry Swanson has rushed for 2,238 yards and 17 touchdowns in three years and has caught 35 passes as well. He’s perhaps ready for a starring role.
Sophomore Art Thompkins was tantalizing; he rushed 20 times for 164 yards in Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys mop-up duty against Maine and Fresno State, and with Toledo’s reputation for developing ball-carriers, one assumes he’ll thrive in a larger role.
The run was more efficient and less all-or-nothing in 2017 Cheap European Soccer Jerseys, but it was a complement to an incredible passing game.