1. Hogan Harris’ electric stuff.
If you haven’t had a chance to watch Harris pitch yet, make sure you catch him this week. A power lefty with a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout breaking ball, Harris is a treat to watch. The future Ragin’ Cajun might be the most talented player to take the field this weekend.
2. Bleach blonde hair.
Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? The Teurlings squad bleached their hair in a team-building exercise for the playoffs, and boy does it look funny. Teams do stuff like this all the time, I had to shave my head once upon a time in high school, and it brings the younger members of the squad closer to the veterans. For a team with such a strong bond I bet the Rebels had a good time with it. But when a helmet flies off, watch out, because on some the players the bleach blonde hair just really does not fit.
3. Potential weather delays.
Other than the obvious fan impact the potential delays could have, delays could really mess with some teams pitching rotations. If a team throws their ace, and he gets three innings in then has to stop for three hours, they might be done for the day. It could influence the pitchers we see in the semifinal games if weather threatens to come through.
4. John Curtis’ weird uniforms.
Against North Vermilion in the quarterfinals, John Curtis sported some of the strangest uniforms I’ve ever seen. Here take a look:
Are those warm up sweats? I’m not sure. The Patriots are one of the most talented teams in the state regardless of division, but it might be time for a new uniform provider.
5. While we’re on the subject of uniforms…
Please take time to notice how many camouflaged tops you’ll see this weekend. Maybe the outfielders can hide from the hitters with their uniforms, I don’t know, but the look is terrible. We need to make this epidemic stop. Let us come together and go back to regular ole classic solids. If not, for safety we should at least make them wear orange safety vests just to be sure.