May 11, 2006

Let’s Hear It for Austin Kearns

I'm booked in meetings all day today, so I can't really post much of anything, even during my lunch hour. Hopefully I'll catch up when I get home.

But I am taking a moment to express my appreciation for finally getting the opportunity to see the Austin Kearns that we've all been waiting for. How many years have we been waiting for this guy to show up? And now he's finally here. It's just wonderful.

Kearns isn't just a heck of a defender and suddenly quite hot at the plate; he also looks the part of an old-school baseball player. He's got the strong chin, the unkempt curls, even the distinguishing physical characteristic in those ears.

All he's really lacking is a good nickname. Times past he would have been “Pee-Wee” or “Jocko” or something. We'll have to work on that part.

In the meantime, I'm just glad he's here.

2 comments to “Let’s Hear It for Austin Kearns”

  1. Daedalus says:

    Some people call him “Ears”. I think “Happy” would be good, as in Happy, the Baby New Year in Rudolph’s Shiny New Year.

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    I don’t like “Ears.” It’s too obvious. I could get behind “Happy,” though we might have to wait until we’re a little further removed from “Mr. Happy,” Ramon Ortíz.