Thanksgiving is a day away. That’s good. I need something to take my mind off these Yankees. But until tomorrow, I’ll still be thinking about my boys. Right now, I miss Brian Bruney.
Brian Bruney had an injury-plagued season. He was hurt, he came back, but he wasn’t better, so he was out again, and then he came back. Overall, Bru had a nice season. He finished with an ERA of 3.92 in 39.0 innings pitched with 36 K’s. He didn’t make the postseason roster, and he was quite upset about that.
One thing I love about Bruney is that he is a sensitive guy. Even though he is big and tough at 6’3″ 235, he’s not afraid to show emotion. I remember hearing that he was close to tears when he found out that he wasn’t on the postseason roster. He was so disappointed that he wasn’t going to be able to help the team in the postseason. He’s so cute.
Another thing about Bru is that he looked different every night. I miss that. I miss waiting for him to come out of the pen so I could see what he looked like that night. First of all, at the start of the 2009 season, I almost didn’t recognize Bruney. He looked so different because he lost so much weight. He really looked good. Anyway, one night he’d have regular hair and be clean-shaven,
then he’d have long hair, kind of like Hughes,
then he’d be bald,
and then he’d just randomly have a moustache!
Every night, something would be different about Bru. His hair, his facial hair, high socks or low socks, long sleeves or short, and then. Then he did the most random thing ever.
He changed his number from #38 to #99! I was confused when I saw that. But it was him, Brian Bruney, #99. Hey, whatever floats your boat, Bru.
I can’t help but to laugh when I think of Brian Bruney. He looks like someong I know. I can’t put the picture up, because I don’t know what he will think, so I’l just tell everyone. Brian Bruney looks like my history teacher from last year, Mr. Ogden. I would love to show you a picture to compare, but Mr. Ogden knows jujutsu, so I don’t want to anger him. The picture I used for the bald Bruney is identical to Mr. Ogden. It’s scary.
Bruney, I miss you! I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and enjoy the offseason. Ogd- I mean Bru, I hope to see you next year!