Russ Adams, World’s Greatest September Callup
Honest to god, I very nearly wet myself last night when Russ Adams unleashed his Grand Salami on Jonathan Papelbon and avenged his little running mishap at 3rd. Either way, in my excitement, I managed to spray the majority of my delicious Labatt 50 all over my lane at the Playtime Bowl . It was better then finding this beautiful record at a Sunday afternoon garage sale. The odds of something like that ever happening again are about as likely as this ever happening again (thanks Hammer).
I had visions of posting something more substantial, but after that home run I could only think of one thing: Russ Adams is the greatest September callup of all time!
Just check his numbers three years ago, and again this season (you just have to conveniently forget the small sample size and everything that happened in between – it isn’t difficult, I blame TV):
Don’t you all remember praising JP on his fine draft pick who was clearly the second coming of Roberto Alomar?!? Well I did, and it’s only taken 3 years to finally get some sweet satisfaction – and man is it good. I’m pratically in flavour country here. So don’t despair when Russ is back in AAA next year – he’s the secret weapon we’ve got in our back pocket when the playoffs come knocking.