The Best Thing I Saw Last Week…

April 24, 2018

 The sacrifice bunt is a lost art in baseball.

 

In this new-age game, all teams want is 27 chances to hit the ball as far over the fence as possible. I call it the “Elevate and Celebrate” concept. And don’t get me wrong, I’m all for it. I mean why give the other team a free out while trying to move runners over, when you can just hit a home run and move EVERYONE over until they touch home plate? Anyway, that’s not why we’re here…

 

Millikan baseball product Johnny Weeks set a University of Hawai’i school record with 41 career sac bunts after laying one down last week in a game on the road at CSU Bakersfield.

 

https://twitter.com/HawaiiBaseball/status/986773359533875200

 

This record is all the more impressive since we’re living in an age where the sac bunt barely even exists (except in the Moore League because apparently, it’s a miracle to score more than one run at Blair Field).

 

The game, and the world in general, need more team-guys like Johnny. What happens if there are runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out and the hitter ACCIDENTALLY hits a single to right field? Well, good thing Johnny Weeks moved them over in the previous at-bat so both runners score. Thanks Johnny!

 

Oh no, my iPhone 7 is about to die and I don’t have my charger. Well, good thing Johnny Weeks brought his and said I can borrow it. Thanks Johnny!

 

Johnny Weeks is basically the Superman of teammates.

 

The Beatles’ Ringo Starr seems like he’d be really good at sac bunts too. Paul McCartney and John Lennon probably had a few poor performances, but good thing Ringo covered it up by playing the drums even louder than normal that night. It’s no coincidence that Ringo has a chance to be the longest living Beatle. It’s called karma. Ever heard of it?

 

Weeks is a senior for a Hawai’i baseball team sitting in third place in the Big West conference, just one game back of UC Irvine and Cal State “Foolerton.” He’s been named to the Big West All-Academic team twice in his career. And in no surprise, he leads the team with 19 sacrifice hits this season. No other player on the roster is in double digits. He’s helping raise opponents Earned Run Average and his own team’s Grade Point Average. Ultimate team guy. Of course he’s from Long Beach.

 

Hawai’i hosts Long Beach State for a three-game series the weekend of May 18th. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. (HST).


 

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