Former Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Joe Hawley earned over $13 million during his eight-year career. After being released by Tampa Bay back in February, Hawley decided enough was enough. He retired at the young age of 29 due to the game taking a physical toll on him. He no longer had the passion for football. So why not just call it quits?
McGinn polled 21 scouts about his future, and the anonymous ones mostly got it right — 16 said he wouldn’t turn into an NFL starter, but eight of them suggested they would consider taking Tebow in one of the first two rounds of the draft.
“Things aren’t going well,” Stanton said softly at his locker 45 minutes after he ended the game by striking out with the tying run on third and winning run at second.
Things aren’t going well for the Yankees, who are 5-5 heading into a series in Boston that begins Tuesday night, and things are going horribly for Stanton, who was traded last December by the Miami Marlins following a 59-homer season.
Stanton made a big splash on Opening Day with a two-homer game in a Yankees’ win in Toronto, but there’s been a lot of failure since. In 10 games, he’s hitting.167 with three homers, seven RBIs and 20 strikeouts in 42 at-bats.
His first six home games have been a nightmare excluding his first-inning homer against Tampa Bay last Wednesday. In 28 at-bats, he managed three hits and struck out 16 times.
“You’ve just got to look at it as a bad week,” said Stanton, who was booed by Yankees fans during the home opener and booed more loudly on Sunday. “The season’s much longer than a week. A couple good games… I can turn it around and help us win.”
What are Stanton’s problem at the plate?
Poor hitting mechanics? Timing’s off?