I like to torture The Boyfriend and watch a handful of baseball spring training games every year. It's a chance to watch some of the young minor league prospects play before they get shipped out to various affiliates. Everyone from highly touted first round picks to some scrub that's been languishing in AAA ball for the last four years. I love 'em all.
In Friday's Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays game, the Jays were pulling guys out from the parking lot (I think they had one starter in their whole lineup). The Boyfriend (the resident, disgruntled, "Whoopie we're going to finish third and miss the playoffs again" Jays fan in our household) had heard of this one kid though and I have to say I hope he makes it in the Majors if only because he has the coolest name ever.
How fantastic is that name? It's part 1970s gay porn star, part James Bond. That's a name just begging for a theme song. I started doing my best Shirley Bassey impression - "Chip Cannon! The man, the man with a miiiigggghhhhtttty bat!"
Heck, wouldn't it be a great name for a romance novel hero? I'm thinking a Navy SEAL who suffers from PTSD or a former FBI agent who blames himself for his partner's death.
"Chip Cannon! The man, the man with a miiiigggghhhhtttty bat!" Best name ever. Seriously.