27 years old. His first Knuckleball in a game hit the batter in the head. He's been in the Red Sox minor leagues since 2002 and tomorrow night he makes his Major League debut at Fenway Freaking Park against the Texas Rangers.
Thanks to my friends Cyn and Kelly I know more about Charlie Zink than 99% of the civilized world. I used to think I was a fan; then I met those two and realized I have a lot of work to do just to reach "Fan" level.
Even weirder is the fact he's a knuckleball pitcher replacing a knuckleball pitcher; Wake is on the DL and Zink is taking his place. I don't know what the odds are for one franchise to have 2 knuckleball pitchers in it's system, but I'm fairly certain you've got better odds hitting the Powerball.
Without boring those of you who read this any more than usual, I'll just link his story HERE. He's a feel good story looking for a place to land, and it looks like Fenway Park is his launching pad. You can bet the farm I'll be plopped in the easy chair with Rakes right beside me tomorrow night when he makes his debut.
Speaking of the hooligans, we went to the pool today and had a ball. At least until Rakes decided to terrorize the neighbors 3 year old, steal his swim noodle, and decide to instigate all out war with everyone in the pool with his water gun.
Trot practicing his movie star look.
Ciera giving me a glimpse of what is coming in the next 3 years. Which reminds me, I really need to buy that gun.
Finally, this could be your President in 30 years.
And you thought the last 8 years were bad.