You can’t stop Scott Hairston, you can only hope to contain him.
Yes, I have been pleasantly surprised (shocked could be another word) at the exploits of one Scott Hairston this season for the New York Mets. The 32 year-old is on pace for career bests in games, home runs, RBI, basically everything. His 12 jacks and 34 RBI in the first half were far beyond my expectations for a player that was essentially set to be a platoon/pinch hitter. Sure, Hairston could occasionally connect on a heater. But leading the team in home runs at the break? C’mon, man!
Apparently, the incredulous sentiment extends to opposing team’s radio broadcast booths. During a recent series with the Phillies, Hairston went deep on consecutive days. It was too much for radio man Scott Franzke to handle causing him to exclaim:
Will somebody figure out how to f***ing get Scott Hairston out? He stinks! Jesus Christ!
Awesome. Who whudda thunk it? Check out the audio below. Oh and yes, of course I’m going to be yelling this out every time Hairston does anything of consequence the remainder of the year. It’s also tremendous coming from the Philadelphia Phillies mouthpieces.
About the Author: Cecilio's Scribe is the founder of The Legend of Cecilio Guante and a generally pessimistic fan of the Mets, Jets, Knicks and Rangers. A fine NYC-based gentlemen who hones his marketing skills as his primary trade by day. Husband, chef, father of a newborn and after-hours blogger by night. Proud alum of the mighty Big Red of Cornell. University. Hot sauce devotee. Staunch protester of the continued wussifcation of American sports. Sometimes I rhyme slow, sometimes I rhyme quick.