Lawrie learns his lesson
Just saw this item in the Brewers’ media clips and it made me chuckle:
According to the Appleton Post-Crescent, Brett Lawrie, Milwaukee’s first-round pick in last year’s Draft, was pulled from the game after grounding out to the pitcher in the third inning of the Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers’ win on Saturday. He served as the first base coach for the rest of the game.
“He ran a 5.6 down to first base, 5.6 seconds,” manager Jeff Isom told the newspaper. “I was worried about his legs being hurt or something. So we made a change.”
Lawrie is a hard-working kid, so this certainly isn’t a cause for worry. But it serves as a reminder that even first-rounders need to run hard to first base.
Kudos to Jeff Isom for making that point.