The 19-year-old Bundy drew quite a bit of attention when he began his pro career with 13 hitless innings. And with the emergence of new technology, any Orioles fan anywhere in the world could get online and keep tabs on one of the organization's top prospects.
"With all the social media and the Internet, people are aware of what these guys are doing," said Royals Hall of Famer George Brett, who managed the U.S. team in the Futures Game.
"Nobody was aware of what George Brett was doing in Billings, Montana, in 1971. Nobody cared what I did when I was playing for the San Antonio Bees in 1972," he said. "Now, you can get on the computer and find everybody's stats. People are more into it."
PLAY (SOFT)BALL! Dave Winfield hit a pair of homers, Jon Hamm of the AMC hit "Mad Men" added a two-run shot and a team representing National League clubs routed their AL counterparts 21-8 in the All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game.
Matt Kinsey of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team added a three-run shot, and Hall of Famer Andre Dawson and soccer star Carlos Bocanegra also homered for the National team.
Former Royals star Mike Sweeney hit a pair of homers for the American team before an adoring sellout crowd at Kauffman Stadium that remained long after the All-Star Futures Game.
Joe Carter added a three-run homer off longtime Olympic softball star Jennie Finch, while Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and actor Chord Overstreet of "Glee" fame also went deep.
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