Monday, February 2, 2009
STOP THROWING HIM STRIKES
Apparently AL pitchers haven't gotten the news yet but Antonio Chapman hits the ball a long ways. Stop pitching to him already.
Chapman, a 23 year-old first baseman for the Texas Riders hit 67 and 69 HRs in his first two seasons, has twice been an All-Star, won the Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby in Season 9, and he plays in one of the most HR-friendly parks in the league.
Well, season 11 is no different. In 8 games, Chapman has hit 10 Hr's including a 3-game stretch in Santa Fe (where you weigh less than you would on the moon apparently) where he his 7 HR's. That's right, 3 games, 7 HR's. For that series he was 12-15 (.800) with 3 doubles, 8 runs scored, 2 walks, and 13 RBI. For Pete's sake reigny, bean the dude already!
Chapman is not related to former Chicago Rush offensive specialist Antonio Chatman who has also played in the NFL with Cincinnati and Green Bay. They are however facebook friends.