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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:12 am 
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Episode #1: Honoring Thy Family Name

Disclaimer: The following article is intended for immature audiences only. It may contain content that does not reflect the views of the Brewster Baseball Association, may be NSFW, and possibly even downright offensive. Reader discretion if advised.

David Krappenshitz was a small town boy who lived a simple life growing up in Champaign Illinois. His mother, Ida, was a cleaning lady, while his father, Jack, was a plumber. Jack was an athlete himself growing up. He played collegiate football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and was even drafted by the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. His position... tight end of coarse. Apparently the senior Krappenshitz end was too loose for the Browns as he was let go like a fart in the wind during the preseason.

For whatever reason, David was reluctant to follow in his fathers footsteps. Baseball was his game of choice. At the young age of two, David's father took him to his first game. The Kansas City Royals of the now defunct MLB were in town to face the Chicago White Sox. During the game, the pale hose center fielder hit a soft groundball foul down the first line. The Royals first base coach picked up the ball and handed it to the young Krappenshitz. After the game, both player and coach signed the ball. Fifteen years later, David still has that same ball. Though there is a ominous brown smudge covering up part of the autographs, "Eaton Rusty Kuntz" is still clearly visible and reminds Krappenshitz of the time he broke his baseball cherry.

With the 11th pick in the 11th round of the 2031 draft, the Brooklyn Robins were on the clock. At that point of the draft, picks become a crap shoot. A lot of teams will flush the pick away with an organization need player that is destined to become a lump that they can never seem to release. While every once and a while, a team will get lucky and squeeze out something special. The Robins hopped for the latter when the took Krappenshitz. The quirky lefty has good stamina, throws four different pitches and features a silent but deadly fastball. His sinker, however, is still very raw. Scouts says it's more of a floater then a sinker.

After being drafted, David vowed to honor his father by wearing the number he wore as a young footballer. Krappenshitz will forever wear the #2 on his backside. A reminder of the lasting mark his father has made on him. We here at the Robins Roundup plan to continue our coverage of The Auspicious Adventures of David Krappenshitz as the youngster puts in his time, develops, and hopefully lands on the pitchers mound in Brooklyn someday.

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You really have to hope a guy like this doesn't drop a bomb

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