Wednesday, November 19, 2008
at 2:00 PM Posted by BCHysteria
Well it looks like we found our answer to "Who is going to be our starting CF next year", and his name isn't Covelli Crisp. Crisp never really lived up to his hype here as the replacement for long haired Judas. Injuries plagued his short tenure here, and inconsistencies at the plate cost him plate appearances to Jacoby. Multiple reports are confirming that Coco will be heading to KC for reliever Ramon Ramirez (who sounds like he belongs in Scarface). Ramirez last year was a very good reliever for the Royals, posting a 2.62 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 70 innings. There is no doubt that this Ramirez character will be a serious upgrade over a certain middle reliever who is no longer on the team, but I dare not name.
Coco will be best remembered for upending Japanese supervillain Akinori Iwamura, and starting the April brawl with the Rays, which of course the media claimed was a turning point for the Tampa Bay DEVIL ray's improbable season. My most memorable Covelli moment is Game 7 of the 2007 ALCS when he careened into the Center Field wall at full speed to seal the win. I was there and the image will forever be etched in my memory. It's too bad we couldn't keep him on board as a fourth outfielder. So it looks like all the pink hats got their wish, McDreamy will be patrolling centefield at the Fens next year.