Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Thanks, Shane

Goodbye, Shane, we did know ya' and what we knew was terrific.

Victorino was never dull and often magnetic.  Occasionally he would fall asleep on the base paths, but he would usually roar right back with a running catch on the warning track.  He hit the ball consistently including some pop for a little guy.  He chatted up every first baseman he ever stood next to.

In some respects he was one of the most consistent players of the Golden Age just ending.  He ran, fielded, hit, threw and hit with just enough power.  All of this from a Rule 5 player.

Thanks for the memories, Shane.