Saturday, April 15, 2006

The silver lining

I am a firm believer in looking on the bright side, so when Chipper Jones got hurt I went ahead and KNEW that Wilson Betemit would be fine.
And he proved me wrong. He didn't do fine.
He did much, much better.
He is hitting well over .350 and playing excellent defense.
But I actually feel bad for him. On April 25 when Chipper Jones gets off the DL Betemit will walk back to the bench and take a seat. But he doesn't seem to mind. He signed with the Braves in '96 knowing he would be Chipper's back-up for a while.
So kudos to Betemit for being good enough to play everyday, and humble enough to sit down when Jones is back.

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