Monday, February 11, 2013
You always wonder where you'll be when you get "the call". We had just gotten home from our usual Sunday activities...church, lunch, grocery store, and we had just sat down to rest. The phone rang and it was The Big Dog. This was "the call" you work your entire life for. Dave was being called up!
Really, it was my brother whose practice partner cancelled on him last minute and he needed a "live batter" for his bullpen yesterday. The problem is that we wanted to keep that live batter, well, alive. After all, he is soon to be a father of two. So, Dave collected his cojones and stepped into the box. Without a helmet might I add...why in the world were there no helmets in the cage?
Taylor's response was, "I don't usually hit lefties."
While that's true, it didn't offer much comfort when he was throwing low 90's in my baby-daddy's direction! We had a few laughs and Dave even managed to foul a few off. I think he put 2 in play. Taylor got his workout in and all was well.
This 2 second video (literally) makes me laugh because I don't even think Dave saw the ball.
Taylor leaves for spring training in short order so everyone's getting geared up for another season. Wishing him the best, sad he has to go but excited for what the season holds. I know it will definitely hold lots of Skype dates with his nephew and niece that will be dying to meet him come September!!
Posted by Tiffany Mendenhall at Monday, February 11, 2013