a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate
When I read this, I groaned. Not because I dislike him, but because I remember the way guys I knew reacted to his name when I was 13 or 14, and I figured the reaction on this board would be about the same. Seems I was right. This is worse than Jung Bong. :
Good choice. Very adaptable and well respected. High hopes for him.
Cedric 3/24/08It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
"I'm a Cucumber, I'm a cucumber. I'm a cucumber, I'm a cucumber. I'm a cucumber, I'm a cucumber. Please don't send me to the pickle farm, bum." - Brak
Record In Games Attended, 2007: 2-1 (1-0 GAB, 1-1 Jake)
*cough* future podcast interview *cough*
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Team: Runs Allowed
1995 SFG- 873 Runs Allowed <projected per 162 games>
1995 SFG- 862 Runs Allowed
1997 SFG- 793 Runs Allowed
1999 ANA- 826 Runs Allowed
2000 CLE- 816 Runs Allowed
2001 CLE- 821 Runs Allowed
2002 MTL- 718 Runs Allowed
Average: 816 Runs Allowed per Season (5.04 RPG). His 1988-1991 Cubs staffs finished 10th, 6th, 11th, and 11th in the NL when it was a 12-team league.
Welcome, Dick. You'll fit right in.
"The problem with strikeouts isn't that they hurt your team, it's that they hurt your feelings..." --Rob Neyer
"The single most important thing for a hitter is to get a good pitch to hit. A good hitter can hit a pitch that’s over the plate three times better than a great hitter with a ball in a tough spot.”
Randy Johnson is probably my favorite name ever, though it's hard to separate him qualitatively from Randy Bush. I've always wanted to know how those two fared when they faced each other.
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
If he transforms Homer Bailey to the next Greg Maddux, the Reds nation will be rejoicing.
If you think small, you'll go nowhere in life.