Saturday, July 29, 2017

So Long Mr. Duda

A funny thing happens when you , religiously ,follow a sports team .You become attached to the players.Some players more than others,but ultimately the team as a whole becomes ,almost like, part of your family.So when a player gets traded or let go ,it stabs you in the heart a little bit.Lucas Duda was traded to the Rays a couple of days back for AA reliever Drew Smith.With Dominic Smith and free agency on the horizon  ,it was only a matter of time before he got dealt.I'll miss the prodigious moonshots to right field,the humble way he went about his business  and most of all ,the hair!Early in Duda's career ,my dad and I  would get a kick out of  the little bit of hair that protruded from the air holes at the top of his batting helmet.I wish him the best as he takes his much improved bat and defense over to Tampa Bay in hopes of reaching the playoffs for the third time in three years.So long ,Mr. Duda, and the best of luck moving forward!


  1. I watch the Mets a lot, just because they're always available (and not the Yankees). It's weird seeing him as a Ray.

  2. Yeah ,very weird.He seems like a good fit ,though.