I Love Jeremi Gonzalez 4-Eva
So I was talking to Bob From Work about baseball (no!) and he was dismayed that his good friend Manny Delcarmen, son of Mr. "Cookie" Delcarmen, seemed to be somewhat overlooked among Papelbon and Hansen et al. An "unsung hero" to use his words.
To which I countered, what about Jeremi Gonzalez? Here we have a man who came to us from the lowly yet lovable D-Rays and hung out in AAA until an injury got him a start with Boston earlier this year. And so it was... JG started and did very well.
And then... at times Gonzo was forgotten until a starter blew it all over the place or there was an extra inning game. And he came in and did either poorly or welly BUT HE DID IT AND WAS GOOD-NATURED ABOUT IT.
I know you're thinking "How do you know he didn't mind? Maybe he was a real dick about it!"
To which I say: You are obviously jealous and lead a boring life.
I love Jeremi Gonzalez. He's done a bunch of different crap this year and really been a useful, handy pitcher for us.