Faith in Tsitouris was mainly in Sisler's love of syllabic patronymy thus ignoring the young but single syllabled Jay or double syllabled Ellis, either of whom was prepared to go.
great, great stuff- thanks for posting this!
Reading this thread alone has stirred within me more interest in the start of the season than anything else I have read or watched this spring.
There's just something about reading words penned by a person in love with the game, something that video can never match. ORG was a true wordsmith.