Bill Chastain has an excellent write-up on Desmond Jennings and his appreciation for African-Americans that came before him in Major League Baseball.
“You can’t really explain what the people before me did coming up,” Jennings said. “The opportunity that they’ve given us because of what they’ve done, you can’t really explain it, you can only imagine what they went through.”
Later on, Joe Maddon was asked if Jennings will be the next Carl Crawford: “No, he’ll be the first Desmond Jennings.” Of course, with Johnny Damon in the mix for 2011, we might not get to see Jennings full capabilities until 2012.
THE JUNKYARD DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- Have you checked out the debut of “JoeBucsFan TV” yet? [Joe Bucs Fan]
- Tropicana Field was the most pitcher-friendly park in baseball last year. [Rays Baseball Factory]
- Several former Rays are working out in the Bay Area hoping to get another shot at the big leagues. Among them is Toby Hall, who once referred to the Rays as a “minor league team.” We wonder if he would accept a minor league deal now? [TampaBay.com]
- The Rays spring training complex has a bat problem. [ABC Action News]