LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA – Just another slow news day at the ballpark….
Bobby Cox tells Jason Heyward this morning he’s making the team. It’s official. And just a little aside to that, I have another tidbit for you I’ve learned. Heyward will wear No. 22, I’m told.
(Actually, the Braves just made it official. It was just announced here in the press box at 2 p.m.)
So there you have it, the funny-looking 71 Heyward has been wearing all spring (and last spring too, I think) will gave way for a good number, suited for an every-day player, and who the heck knows, maybe a place up on the Braves outfield wall before this is all over.
There, I did it, I bought into the hype. But the way everyone is talking around here, it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see the J-Hey kid blossom into one of the game’s greats.
Braves GM Frank Wren just compared the scrutiny Heyward’s gotten this spring to Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez and Stephen Strasburg.
I think that’s why Heyward’s reaction
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