Ten Years From Now?

We may be saying something along these lines…

As I’m sure you remember, in the late 2000s the US experienced a short-lived infatuation with Indian culture.  For some bizarre reason, the Indians thought this would be a permanent thing.  Of course, it wasn’t.

So what exactly in the blue hell am I talking about?

Soon, we will see the debut of the most intriguing figures to stride the Gulf Coast League rubber since the days of Loek Van Mil. For we will see the Bradenton Pirates give game action to Rinku and Dinesh. The stars of Indian Reality Show “Million Dollar Arm.”

To say that the odds are long would be an understatement. If a man with a resume like Stephen Strasberg isn’t a sure thing, you know that Singh and Patel aren’t likely to make it all the way to the show. But that being said? They do have upside.

Rinku has a developing curveball to go with his inherent lefthandedness. After all, he likes it.  And with all the work that he’s been doing with Tom House, you have to figure that he’s on his way to developing a repeatable arm action. He’s a better athlete, and he touches the upside of a major leaguer as a lefty who can hit 90.

Not to say that Dinesh isn’t going to make it. Mr. Singh has shown a stronger feel for the game. And he can get the ball to the plate at 91-92. But this is all ballast for right now.

Right now, we’re waiting for the big debut. Right now, I’m trying to avoid posting a YouTube video of a Bollywood dance number.

Do I have anything else to say? No.

So I’ll bail.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. If “Jai Ho” isn’t played in the ballpark, I’ll be very disappointed.

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  2. Posted by Andrew on July 1, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Don’t worry, the odds on some team in the Gulf Coast League playing Jai Ho are like 1 to 100.

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