The weather is beautiful and the smell of fresh cut grass lingers in the air, well it must be baseball season again, ladies and gentlemen. The time of year to sit outside in the sun and enjoy America’s favorite pastime and what better way to enjoy it than by watching our beloved Oregon Ducks take the field.
The Ducks recently went against UC Riverside on Wednesday where they walked away with the win. But no one gathered quite as much attention as junior Josh Graham. He finished the game with a career high, he was 3-for-5 with six RBIs and a run scored in the third inning with a grand slam – his second career slam. So far this year he is 3-for-7 (.429) with double at the plate and also throwing 3-2/3 scoreless innings with no hits and five strikeouts.
Graham is an Oregon native and better known for his role as catcher. What’s that old saying? “Once a catcher always a catcher” — well, in the case of Josh Graham that couldn’t be any less true. At the NMSU game while on the mound in the eighth, he caught a pop-up – but not before he flips his hat off in true catcher form.
As tweeted by Oregon Duck Baseball.
RHP Josh Graham, also a catcher, shows that old habits never die as he takes off his hat to catch the pop fly. http://t.co/n2MgAkmah5
— Oregon Duck Baseball (@OregonBaseball) February 21, 2015
Just goes to show you that Graham isn’t all serious all the time and to show you how funny he can be, you can see his version of that life-altering time when he signed with Oregon. This Duck has a little comedian in him.
What can we expect from Josh Graham next? Hang loose, my friends — it could be a very entertaining ride.
Top Photo By Dave Peaks
Rose Hex is a writer who comes from the Oregon coast where she lived most of her life and she’s a very proud mother of two, a boy and a girl. Rose is working on a book series with the first volume to come out in July 2015. Rose is a long time Oregon Ducks fan and the proof is tattooed on her left inner ankle where a green and gold Oregon O sits. She is bound and determined for both of her children to attend U of O and play Oregon Ducks football! She has told them it is their only requirement, as they can be whatever they want to be and go to school for whatever they want, but they have to go be an Oregon Duck.
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