I was so excited when the Braves traded for Dan Uggla after the 2010 season. I had always been a big fan of his and as much as I hated to lose Omar Infante, gaining a player like Dan made it all so worthwhile.
I'm equally as thrilled that Dan has gotten off to such a better start this year. I really felt for him the entire first half of the 2011 season. Seeing how poorly he was hitting and knowing what he was capable of was sheer torture for all of us. More importantly, watching the way handled himself during that drought made me appreciate him all the more. He set a great example for all the other players in the clubhouse. And if you believe in baseball karma, it's all coming full circle. Fingers crossed, Dan will be starting at 2nd base in this year's All-Star Game. He's a great team player and apparantly, a very huggy guy!