Apparently, Travis Hafner didn’t have the “steal” sign yesterday. At least per Tribe outfielder Ben Francisco, who was on the Jim Rome show this afternoon.
When asked about Pronk’s steal, Francisco (who was on third base at the time) said that the big man took second base on his own, without the help from third base coach Joel Skinner. Reportedly, Hafner said that he had to “get the stolen base for his brother,” who has him on a fantasy team.
No word on what Pronk’s brother thinks about the .222 average.
Unfortunately, Francisco and [Ryan] Garko are big Lakers fans, so when asked about the Cavaliers he deferred. Ben is a pretty big fan of the show, as he and Garko are from the Los Angeles area – Rome’s location of broadcast.
Let’s hope that the infamous “Jungle Karma” carries through this weekend as we head down to Cincinnati for the battle of Ohio.
(Three straight Tribe posts. Has to be some sort of WFNY record…)