So scrappy people keep hijacking threads. From Drayer’s blog:
â€œBen has been struggling to adjust to his pinch hitter off the bench role. Heâ€™s not one to complain, in fact he is one of the most good natured guys you could ever expect to meet, but he is going a little stir crazy in his new role.
Now just because he doesnâ€™t like his new role doesnâ€™t mean he is not going to put everything in to it. He has been trying to find ways to stay ready. About two weeks ago, in the 6th inning of a game he asked Willie Bloomquist to throw him some batting practice from behind the screen in the hitting cages.
Willie, who can often be seen messing around with different pitches and would one day like to get up on the mound for an inning, took things a step further. He pulled the screen in so it was close to the hitter, then started pitching to Ben. He wasnâ€™t throwing batting practice fast balls, rather he was throwing splitters, sliders and fastballs that from that short distance were right on Ben. Ben said that got his eye ready, and in the words of Bloomquist â€œIf he can hit me, I figure he can hit anyone.â€â€