Greg Bird’s lengthy battle towards greatness
A chance to play 1st base for the New York Yankees is something that many want and few get. Some examples of notable Yankee first basemen include Lou Gehrig, Don Mattingly, Mickey Mantle and current manager Aaron Boone. Its almost as holy of a position as living in the Vatican and calling yourself Pope. The current plan for the Yankees is an up and coming big dick stick named Greg Bird, but that plan has had an unrelenting road block of injuries.
A high school legend in the state of Colorado, crushing baseballs has been coded in this guys genome. After getting drafted by the Yankees in 2011 and earning his dues through the minors, Greg made his MLB debut on August 13th 2015. Ironically Mark Teixeira who was the starting first baseman that year, suffered a season ending injury promoting Greg to starter. I have no clue what kind of pressure that must be; the New York fan base is a group that gives no fucks about what you or anyone else did yesterday, ask Giancarlo Stanton who just got booed out of the stadium going 0-5…and the Yankees had a commanding lead. Greg completed the 2015 season with a respectable .343 average, so all signs were leaning towards a new youthful starter for years to come. A unfortunate torn labrum in the offseason cancels 2016; then an ankle bone bruise that turned into surgery cancels most of the 2017 regular season. But like all legends of the game, Greg comes back for the 2017 post season and holy god did he show his worth.
So now the 2018 season is upon us and the greatness of a full season Greg Bird is ready to be revealed….after a 6-8 week recovery for ankle surgery, GOD DAMMIT, SON OF BITCH, MOTHERFUCKER, WHY GOD WHY, yes he’s injured again. Greg is literally one healthy season away from being offered a 100 million dollar contract, to sit along side the greats like Gerhig and Mantle as a Bronx bomber legend. I’m asking the baseball gods to please let this man fulfill his destiny, baseball needs this, Greg needs this and my fascination with his career needs this.