Reliever Sergio Romo made the most of his rare at-bat by attentively taking signs from his 3B coach
Romo never quite got the hang of hitting, though. As a reliever, time at the plate is hard to come by, and Romo's only had seven career plate appearances. He's struck out in all but two of them. So it was certainly unusual on Thursday when Romo got a rare chance to hit during the Marlins' 12-6 win over the Astros. At-bats this early on are even more elusive, as the last time Romo hit in a Spring Training game was March 30, 2008. (Surprise: He struck out.)
However, Romo's failures at the plate have definitely not gotten his confidence down. As seen in the video above, Romo took time between every single pitch to look down at Marlins third-base coach Fredi Gonzalez. Look at that subsequent focus!
This is a man who is ready to hit. He's prepared to take on all challenges! Sadly, Romo never swung the bat and went down on strikes yet again.
Maybe next time Romo should take some notes from
A tough lesson. But fair.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.