Thursday, September 10, 2009

Billy Sadler gets an A in Baseball Comm 101

McTaggart's article on call-up Billy Sadler has him saying all the right things:

"I'm thrilled to be here right now. It's such a great group of guys and everybody's welcomed me and I'm excited for a new start in baseball. I'm looking forward to finishing up the year to try to make a good impression on everyone and go from there. I want to help any way I can...

... "I grew up watching Houston play. I'm seven hours from my hometown and went to LSU and am just excited about being closer to home. [General manager] Ed Wade and [assistant general manager] Dave [Gottfried] are solid guys, and I'm glad they gave me an opportunity. It seems like they welcomed me with open arms, and I said, 'Let's go.' When we sat down and came to an agreement, I went to Kissimmee, Florida, to rehab, and I'm ready to go."

Sadler throws in the low 90s with his fastball and has a curve and changeup.

"I just try to attack the hitters and do my job and work with the catcher and go from there," Sadler said. "I just want to give my best and see what happens."