Veterans coming through in the ALCS

I got this email today from Teddy Ballgame:

TEK & KENNY, was that all T*CHIX or what!!!

Of course, he was referring to Jason Varitek and Kenny Lofton who hit homeruns for their respective teams in Game 3 of the ALCS.  The T-Chix reference is for my Twin City Thunderchickens, my Illowa APBA League team.  It’s nice to get some positive reinforcement (even though playoff stats don’t count in APBA). 

I drafted Kenny Lofton as a rookie in 1993 along with Moises Alou as part of my “These Chickens have Legs” campaign to increase the speed of my lineup.  He was a solid leadoff man and centerfielder for several years but he didn’t stay on my forever.  Ironically, Lofton in our league mirrored the real Lofton getting traded from team to team.  But it was always my team that he was traded back to. 

Regarding Lofton (the REAL Lofton), he’s going on sixty-two forty-two years old but I was talking to a friend of mine a couple weeks ago and I told him I thought he would be a valuable asset in the post season.  I mean he does have eleven years and a whopping 91 games of post season experience.  I didn’t think he’d do it with the long ball mind you but the kind of player Kenny is, he’ll help the team in many ways in October that just don’t show during the regular season. 

Go Kenny!

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