Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Kid Out Duels a Legend

Last night, Charlie got the start for the Braves against San Diego. The kid went and out dueled a past legend of the organization that Charlie plays for, Greg Maddux. Morton allowed 1 run, and scattered 4 hits over 5 1/3 innings. As a side note, I bought the MLB.TV Premium package to follow CM. It's a good deal, and you can watch any out of market game on your laptop or TV.

A funny moment in the game though. Morton walked Maddux and was annoyed by this walk. Greg Maddux then promptly stole second (which took about 10 seconds to play out.) My sister and I were texting each other, saying "WTF??!" and "PLUNK TUBS THE NEXT TIME UP". It was hilarious.

All kidding aside, it was a good win for Charlie. It's fun to watch nice people succeed in life. If you've ever met Charlie, or at least read his press, he's one of the nicest, most humble people you could hope to meet given the talent he's got. It's refreshing in this day and age, where too often, all you meet are people upset with their "lot in life." Good things come to those who work hard, and Charlie reminds me of that.

Remember the name...Charlie Morton.