“Jeff Francoeur was one of the most pleasant men to walk into a baseball clubhouse in my 15 years covering the sport, and I’m happy for him that he gets to take part in a pennant race. I just wish he would’ve taken a pitch or two while he was here. And, you know, hit a few more of the balls he did swing at into play.”

Mike Vaccaro on the lightning rod. This was just a snippet in a sprawling column that started off on the senseless tradition of throwing back HR balls hit by the wrong team. Well worth clicking on the link.

Source: New York Post

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