Hey young world, the world is yours. Go for yours, ’cause dreams come true and you’ll make your mommy proud, so proud of you too. And this is a message that the Ruler Rick threw. -Slick Rick
Public Service Announcement: Ok, here we go! Like my man Jerry Trupiano likes to say, “…Swing and there it goes! Light tower power!” That’s Evan Longoria. Light tower power. The man of the hour. Tower of power. I’ll devour. I’m gonna tie you up and let you understand that I’m not your average man when I got a baseball bat in my hand. Damn! Evan Longoria gots a baseball bat in his hand. I understand. Sophomore jinx? Fuhgettaboutit! Longoria is picking up right where he left off.
Last year, Evan Longoria was the AL’s Rookie of the Year. Last year, Longoria led all rookies with twenty-seven bombs. Last year, Longoria led all rookies with sixty extra-base hits. That was last year. This is this year. This year, our little Evan is all growns up. He’s growns up and he’s growns up and he’s growns up.
This year, through the first week of the season, Evan Longoria is all growns up and leading Major League Baseball in homeruns. Longoria is all growns up and leading Major League Baseball in total bases. He is all growns up and leading Major League Baseball in slugging. Longoria is the first Rookie of the Year winner to hit as many as five homers through his first six games as a sophomore. Johnny Bench never did that. Willie Mays never did that. Frank Robinson never did that. Nobody never done did.
Yes, it’s only one week into the season. Yes, there’s much, much more baseball to be played. But like my main man Yogi Berra always says, “It sure gets late early around here.” Before you know it, they’ll be handing out the hardware. Before you know it, there’ll be another trophy on Evan Longoria’s shelf.
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!