Just imagine watching the final moments of the 2019 World Series as Jacob Hannemann scores from second in the ninth off a single by Jason Vosler to walk off a Game Seven pitched by Zach Hedges and Duane Underwood.
… now imagine looking up from your TV screen to a Princess Leia minor league jersey hanging on your wall, signed by one of those now-legendary Chicago heroes. This could happen. OK, so the signed jersey on your wall part is actually the most plausible part.
The Tennessee Smokies prepare to don some particularly awesome uniforms at their Star Wars Night tomorrow, and as always, the Smokies will auction off the uniforms for charity. This year, though, you don’t have to be in the stadium to participate in the auction. The auction is online. You can go bid. Right now.
— Tennessee Smokies (@smokiesbaseball) May 12, 2017
As the proud owner of a Tennessee Smokies Star Wars jersey signed by none other than the legendary Frank Batista, I find this a tempting proposition.
- Aaron Brooks: 5 IP, 6 R, 8 H, 2 BB, 1 K
- David Berg: 2 IP, 1 H
- John Andreoli: 2 for 4, BB
- Ian Happ: 3 for 4, 2B
- Chris Dominguez: 3 for 4
- Bijan Rademacher: 1 for 1, 3B
- Duane Underwood: 6 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 5 K
- James Pugliese: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K
- Ian Rice: 2 for 4, HR
- Jason Vosler: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
- Jeffrey Baez: 2 for 4, 2 2B
- Carlos Penalver: 2 for 3, BB
- Erick Castillo: 1 for 3, 2B
- Tom Hatch: 2 IP, 5 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 3 K
- Kyle Miller: 3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 K
- Dillon Maples: 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 K
- Trent Giambrone: 2 for 5, 2B
- Jesse Hodges: 1 for 4, 2B, BB
- Tyler Alamo: 2 for 5, 2B
- Daniel Spingola: 2 fofr 4, 3B, BB
- Bryant Flete: 3 for 4, 2B, HR
- Manuel Rondon: 5 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 4 BB, 3 K
- Pedro Silverio: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K
- Michael Rucker: 2 IP, 1 H, 4 K
- Zack Short: 1 for 5, 2B
- Brandon Cummins: 2 for 4, HR
- Yeiler Peguero: 1 for 4, 2B
- Vimael Machin: 2 for 4, 2B
- Luis Ayala: 2 for 3, BB
- If you do not know who Frank Batista is, you will stay after class and write 100 times “I am not a Prospect Hipster”.
- Submarine right hander David Berg made his Triple A debut and pitched well. It his very possible that his funky delivery and insanely high groundball rate could arrive in Chicago by year end. Yes, insanely high. His career GO/AO is 4.29, and no that isn’t a typo.
- Dillon Maples has made three appearances in the month of May, and has yet to walk anyone inside of the month. For a guy who has been plagued by a history of control issues, this is a very positive sign.