Today is Marlon Byrd‘s birthday. Happy Birthday Marlon. I’ll admit it, I was unfamiliar with Marlon Byrd when the Cubs acquired him, but I am so glad they did. Marlon Byrd is legit. He has an excellent work-ethic. I love that I can always count on him to do everything he can to make a play. He hustles when he makes contact, and he sacrifices his body to make plays in center field. He is a true veteran that has played on several teams, and has earned respect from everyone along the way.
He was great in the All-Star last game (even if Joey Votto was a royal jerk towards him). He made a spectacular put-out on David Ortiz, and he scored the winning run. That couldn’t have happened to a classier guy, and I was thrilled for him.
I was at the game where Marlon Byrd got hit in the face by a fastball. It hurt from where I was in the outfield seats. I was scared that it could be the end of his career. Seriously, people have died that way. Remember the Kirby Puckett beanball?
I am so glad to see Marlon Byrd playing again. Especially with the sweet custom-helmet he is wearing (see picture at the top). Marlon Byrd exudes manliness and class. I hope he has a great birthday today by beating the San Francisco Giants.
Happy Birthday Marlon
Until later friends…
Marlon’s Blog – The Byrd’s Nest