Might Emaus

No, I didn’t forget to finish the headline … though, it could’ve gone “Might Emaus Win the 2B Job?”.

Instead, I’m going to tab rookie Brad Emaus with a nickname, right here, and right now: “Might Emaus” … as in, “Mighty Mouse”.

Baseball needs more nicknames these days, and the moniker fits. After all, Emaus is similarly well-muscled and has been described as “… short and kind of squat…” by one onlooker, which is sort of how one could describe Mighty Mouse. And, Emaus did kind of come out of nowhere / drop out of the sky; if he “flies in” to take the second base job, it will be due to a heroic effort. I’m not sure if he has X-ray vision or telekinetic skills, nor if he has a girlfriend named Mitzi, but I bet he can beat up Oil Can Harry Boyd.

Brad “Might” Emaus – will he save the day?

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Walnutz15 February 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    Does Harry Boyd have an evil twin named Dennis?

    Do the Oil Can-Can, baby!!


    • Joe Janish February 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm
      Shoot, am I the only one old enough to remember MIghty Mouse and his arch enemy, “Oil Can Harry” ?
      • CatchDog February 23, 2011 at 9:36 am
        Got your back –even if it includes shaking a cane at all those young whipper-snappers…
  2. Walnutz15 February 23, 2011 at 8:00 am
    I’m kiddin’, Joe – but you are definitely on the wrong side of 30…LOL

    Any day I can work in a Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd reference is a good one.

  3. Metstheory22 February 25, 2011 at 9:52 am
    Back to Emaus, he looks better around 2nd than Murphy. Smoother, not as mechanical at this point.