After seeing the Twins' Nick Punto (hey, he's got a fan club! Isn't that cute?) once again kill a two-outs-with-runners-on-base rally yesterday, when he did it again today, I decided I was going to make him a new blog feature.
Welcome to Nick Punto: Momentum Killer. In today's game, which was the home opener of the brand-new Target Field, outdoor home of the Minnesota Twins, Punto did get on base at least once and had a stolen base (where he undoubtedly slid head-first into second). And this momentum killer didn't hurt them, as the beat the Twins beat the Red Sox handily to christen the new stadium. But a momentum killer is a momentum killer, whether it matters in the end or not.
Perhaps it just seems like Nick Punto is a huge rally/momentum killer. Maybe I'm being too hard on the little guy. However, it seems like The Boy I Currently Like and I discussed this many times last year. Entirely too many times. Chronicling Punto's mishaps here could prove me wrong. Or prove me (and others) right. Who knows?
I realize exactly none of you (outside of me) care about this. But you're in luck -- I'll probably forget about it within weeks. Also, this is my stupid blog, so I can write about whatever stupid bullshit I want. Yeah!