Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Catching up on all things baseball

So, for the next two months, every time a team loses a player to injury, are we going to have to suffer 'what about Barry Bonds' stories? Pass me the Advil already. That egotistical, narcissistic cheat gives me a serious headache.

Nice short piece on the continued friendship of Pedro and Papi here in the NY Times by Jack Curry

About Last night...
  • Break up White Sox perfect game? Check!
  • Break up White Sox no-hitter bid? Check!
  • Win a big game with our ace on the mound? Check!
  • My fear allayed? Check!
  • And possibly most enjoyable of all - Make the White Sox announcers, easily the most annoying in baseball, eat their words? Check, check!
I loved one headline I read about the whole Adam Dunn to the D-Backs thing, it said 'The D-Backs covered a big hole in their lineup with this addition'. What, really? The D-Backs were missing a slow, ponderous runner, with poor defence and who will strike out close to 200 times at the plate, all for a couple of home runs while he bats close to .220? Really?

Looks like the Mets are all set for their traditional late season slide! Always an enjoyable event! Should be interesting to see the in-fighting, firings and back stabbings the coming weeks. Those guys are just super.


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2 comments:

Kessler said...

With a low average and high strikeout rate his performance doesn't come in the shape that many prefer, but among NL outfielders Dunn ranks seventh in on-base percentage (.373), seventh in slugging percentage (.528), and sixth in OPS (.901) (rotoworld.com)

Cormac said...

yeah but, still...

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