I am big Rickie Weeks fan. I own his jersey and everything. I saw him and Prince play in Double A once and have been following him ever since. I think he's a really good player that was maybe rushed a little bit and then put into a role he wasn't necessarily comfortable with. He has the talent to be a good major leaguer, it's just really a question of whether he puts it all together. I'm thinking that he does it this year.
Is it because of this article in the JS? No.
Is it because of the fact that he will be 26 this season, a typical breakout season for major leaguers? No.
Is it because he won't have Ray Durham stealing at bats in the second half where Weeks has always shined? No.
I think that he is going to have a huge breakout season this year because he now has the same haircut that Play of Kid N' Play had.
(sidenote: It also looks a lot like Kid's haircut in Class Act where Kid played Play and Play played Kid in the acting performances of their careers.)
This is the kind of spring training story the JS should be covering. Who will be the Kid to Rickie Weeks Play? Will they have a rap-off? Will they dance?
God, I hope so.