Everybody’s talking ’bout the new kid in town. Everybody’s walking’ like the new kid in town. There’s a new kid in town. -Eagles
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Rookie of the Year. Rookie, rookie. Who gets the cookie. Who’s got the woh oh oh oh, woh oh oh oh, right stuff? Freddy Lynn had the right stuff. That marshmallow fluff. Sho’ nuff. The Rookie of the Year Award should now and forever more be called the Fred Lynn Award. The best rookie season evah. Evah! Sherman, set the way back machine to 1975. Fenway Pahk. Rookie Fred Lynn in center. Rookie Big Jim Ed Rice in left. The Gold Dust Twins. But Jim Ed got hurt, and Freddy turned out to be goldener. Stay gold, Freddy. Stay gold.
How gold? Solid gold. Rookie of the Year gold. MVP gold. Gold Glove gold. First player ever to win both MVP and ROY in the same season gold. That’s how gold.
- Freddy hit .331.
- Freddy hit twenty-one bombs.
- Freddy had 105 RBIs.
- He led the league in slugging percentage.
- He led the league in OPS.
- He led the league in doubles and runs scored.
- On one sunny afternoon in June, he smashed the Detroit Tigers. Smashed the Detroit Tigers to the tune of three HRs, ten RBIs and sixteen total bases. In one game! Yowza!
- In the post season, he hit .306.
- In the post season,he had one ding and eight RBIs.
In Game Six against the Big Red Machine, Freddy slammed a crucial three-run jack in the first inning. Freddy slammed a crucial three-run jack in the first inning that setup the critical Bernie Carbo jack that set up the famous Carlton Fisk jack that sits on a branch that sits on a log that sits in a hole in the bottom of the sea. There’s a hole, there’s a hole, there’s a hole in the bottom of the sea. Stewie Griffen style.
Now that’s what a rookie season looks like. Now that’s why the should rename the award. Write your congressman. Write Bud Selig. Tell ‘em Josh Q. Public sent ya.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!