by Andy Paschen
After socking three dingers yesterday against the Twins, it’s safe to say that Craig Monroe is killing spring training. He is playing like a freight train from hell. He is O.J. Simpson-ing the ball. If baseballs were pit bulls, Craig Monroe would share a cell with Michael Vick. I’ll be here all week, try the veal.
Seriously though, C-Mo has 10 hits in 30 at-bats which, according to scientific calculation, gives him a .333 average. Of those 10 hits: 6 dingers, 2 doubles and 2 measly singles. The former Ranger, Twin and Cub, whose previous career highlights include tallying a platinum sombrero against the Brewers in 2007 and stealing a $30 belt with a $335,000 salary in 2004, is trying to make the Pirates roster after signing a minor league contract. Hey, pants can’t hold themselves up on their own, amiright?
Jeff Salazar, if you want that last outfield position, now might be the time to step your game up or convince Craig Monroe that he needs more belts.