2012: A Chiefs Odyssey — Jason’s #10
That Pawtucket comeback was fun. We should have Garrett create an app for it.
Jason’s #10–T.M. is On My Side
And on that comeback app–patent pending–we could include a young man whose “see ball, hit ball” approach worked out better for his fans than it did for the idleness of the baseball. 25-year-old Triple-A rookie Tyler Moore came to Syracuse from Brandon, Mississippi, which bills itself as a “city of growth and stability.” If that is true, Brandon will assuredly grow from 21.3 square miles and stabilize its population around 16 thousand.
On April 29th–after hitting seven home runs in 23 games with the Chiefs–the kid from Mississippi made his Major-League debut in Los Angeles, a city of 503 square miles and 3.8 million people. He made his Hollywood premiere significantly better than that of Waterworld by going 1-for-3.
The Nationals, though, were cruising along in the first two months of the season like they were the opposite of the Achille Lauro. So, Tyler Moore played in just 12 games before May was out. On the first of June, Moore was shipped back to the Chiefs by way of Indianapolis, where the team was concluding an eight-game road trip. It took a very short time to learn that the country boy hadn’t been corrupted by the big city.
Moore’s 2-for-5 night helped catapult the Chiefs to a 7-5 win. That ended up as the only victory for the Chiefs in that series.
The following night, Moore tormented Indy pitching again, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles against the Indians. It was clear that Tyler Moore was not going to be around the minor-leagues for any significant length of time. And he wasn’t. After that 5-for-9 return, Moore suited up in just four more games for the Chiefs.
That didn’t mean that he was forgotten in Syracuse, though. He and his two roommates–Corey Brown and Seth Bynum–made a pact at the beginning of the season that the person of the three who got called up first would pay the remainder of the rent for the season. Smart businessmen, Seth and Corey.