DC and California Dreamin'
Today was a big, BIG day in the baseball world. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (shorten your damn name) and the Washington Natty Ice's birthed the two biggest prospects in all of the Majors. The teams didn't sleep together, but, they're little fawns (well, they're both not little), Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, 1 and 2 respectively, graced the baseball diamond.
Bryce Harper - Remember when Harper's fellow teammate Steven Strausburg was getting the mega-prospect hype in college? Well Bryce Harper is the hitting version of Strausburg. Let me put this simply for all of you. Today was the first day that everyone witnessed Ken Griffey Jr. 2.0, except with a sweet mohawk. Harper has, so far, come exactly as advertised. He has a monster bat, lacing an absolute piss rocket 380ft into center field for his first double, and went opposite field for a leading run in the top of the 9th. Earlier in the game, we saw Harper nearly hose a runner at home plate. The dude is a freak. Watch out.
Mike Trout - The speedy outfielder had the unfortunate opportunity to be called up to the Majors the same day that Harper did, and he had an unfortunate day at the plate. He didn't throw up a golden sombrero, but nonetheless, went 0-4 at the entree. He's destined to be a great player, especially swiping bags - and not from old ladies at the grocery store.