Heath Bell is left handed and Carlos Zambrano looks silly in the new uniform.
I do enjoy the player photos teams before the start of spring training games. For the most part, it’s first time we see new faces in their new uniforms and it’s pretty neat to see how they look.
Browsing through the log of wire photos, I noticed a couple very interesting photos from Marlins camp.
As you can see in the photo of Heath Bell, apparently he decided to take all his photos as a left-hander. Bell throws and bats with his right, yet in the photo, he holds the ball with his left hand and has a glove made for southpaws. I am not sure if I missed something, but I know that in San Diego, Bell pitched with his right.
Kobe was clutch while LeBron was not.
“Yeah, he was telling me to shoot it,” LeBron James recalled of Kobe Bryant’s message to him during the final seconds of the All-Star Game. “I wish I could have that one back.”
That was LeBron James’ recent years as an NBA player in a nutshell. Even during a meaningless exhibition game, James had the opportunity to take the final shot and give his team a chance to win but decided to pass that shot up.
What happened on Sunday was another sad example of how James refuses to rise up to the occasion. Despite all his great work during the game, when the team needed him to step up one more time late, he didn’t deliver.
A part of this is our fault as fans and media in how we perceive the basketball star. Have we kept expectations too high for James? Since he entered the league, the league has wanted to make him a star. But since he bolted to the Heat, it was clear that maybe James doesn’t want to be the star.