If you noticed, when Miggy struck out with ducks on the pond, he returned to the dugout and we heard a very loud "Bonggg" sound. Gracie explained that the guys have been so frustrated that they have been taking it out on the equipment and fixtures in the dugout and clubhouse. I just wanted to share this little anecdote.
Years ago I was in Seattle and, on a day off for the Mariners, I took a tour of the Kingdome. Just outside of the Mariners' locker room was a wall with a huge mirror on it, which almost covered the entire wall. Next to that mirror was a sign that said something to the effect that if anyone breaks this mirror it will cost him one thousand dollars.
Watch closer, there is definitely a difference. He does, (very rarely) connect on the "swing for the fences" swing, but when he hits doubles and singles, they are a "softer swing".
Even Miggy admits it.
YBC wrote:"I agree. Look at what snakenos said about Upton's character. Have I ever questioned Parra's integrity or character?
Where are you on that, oh hypocritical one?
You vanish like a fart in the wind (or join in) when the mob goes down the street chasing Justin Upton.
So Gerardo is going to continue to hear it as long as Upton does. He is after all, awful and worthless if we hold him to the same standard that Upton is held to.
And when you factor in his below average CF defense and constant mistakes on the basepaths, he really is garbage."____________________
I don't vanish at all. I am fairly neutral on Upton. I am extremely disappointed in his 2012 performance but I don't want him traded, at least not this year. I still feel he will come around sooner or later. Where is it written that I must either love or despise a player like you do? I like all D-Backs players, some more than others.
Parra? I hold his talents in far greater esteem than you do, though like many here, I am disgusted with his recent over-exuberance which has caused costly mistakes. Unlike you, I don't hate the guy. You claim to not have questioned his character or integrity. That may be so, but never let it be said that you don't hate him as a player.
So, oh hypocritical one, I gather your excuse is that because so many here are anti-Upton and you are a super Upton fan, you take that personally and are compelled to fight back by grinding Parra into the ground at every opportunity. How sad!