Just for grins, have you ever seen this?
"How Braveheart Should Have Ended"www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcoVxbutl8g
That would have been an unexpected plot twist.....
CLINTON, Iowa — He’d rather be digging his cleats into the batter’s box, but Quad-Cities third baseman Brett Wallace will spend the next three days on one of baseball’s biggest stages.
Wallace leaves this morning for New York City and All-Star Game festivities, which include a Wednesday ceremony where the winner of the 2008 Golden Spikes Award will be announced.
The River Bandits’ infielder is one of five finalists for the award presented annually to baseball’s top amateur player.
He earned the opportunity after winning player of the year honors in the Pac-10, where he led Arizona State to a conference championship and led the league in hitting, home runs and RBI the past two seasons.
Wallace hit .410 with 22 homers and 83 RBI for the Sun Devils this spring before St. Louis made him the 13th overall pick in the June draft.
“Definitely, it’s an honor, especially when you look at the guys who have won it or have been finalists before,” Wallace said. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime deal, but I’d still like to be here helping our team and working on my game. My thoughts will be with them.”
Wallace will miss two games before returning in time for Thursday’s home game against Burlington.
“I hope he takes time to enjoy everything,” Quad-Cities manager Steve Dillard said. “The Cardinals are proud that he’s a finalist and the chance to go to an all-star game, that’s great.”
In addition to attending Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium and participating in an autograph session at a fan fest earlier in the day, Wallace will watch tonight’s big-league home run derby during his first-ever visit to New York City.
“That’s going be pretty neat, going there and going to Yankee Stadium,” Wallace said. “I am looking forward to that. It’s an honor to be selected with the other finalists.”
He’ll be joined by Gordon Beckham of Georgia, Aaron Crow of Missouri, Brian Matusz of San Diego and Buster Posey of Florida State, the other finalists for the 30-year-old award which is presented by Major League Baseball.
The group of finalists was selected from more than 200 players who were nominated from throughout all levels of collegiate baseball
" I AM WILLIAM WALLACE !!"
I'll be happy if Wallace wins it, but I'd be lying if I told you I wanted him to win it over Aaron Crow.
Either one would be cool, but I think it's going to be Gordon Beckham or Brian Matusz.