Monday, June 13, 2011

Nice gesture by the Astros

40th Round pick Buddy Lamothe was honored over the weekend, according to Zach Levine:

Buddy Lamothe, the paralyzed San Jacinto College player whom the Astros drafted in the 40th round, was presented with an Astros jersey, hats and baseballs signed by Michael Bourn and Hunter Pence.

Astros area scout Rusty Pendergrass and the San Jacinto coaches made the trip to Austin, where Lamothe, a Vermont native, is hospitalized after being severely injured in a swimming accident in May.

Pendergrass had been scouting Lamothe before the injury and had him at 94 miles per hour on the radar gun in Lamothe’s last outing before he was injured."