The Mockingbird

We’ll Call that a Double

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Boy, It’s a good thing that Cito Gaston knows how to will Johnny Damon to make terrible errors (just like Gibbons made David Eckstein fail in a similarly crucial situation earlier this season), and that he single-handedly convinced management that Adam Lind might actually be able to hit more Jacks than anyone else on this team this year (you can listen here to Alex Anthopoulos claiming that Cito had nothing to do with the callup).

Because otherwise last night’s incredibly satisfying late-inning win against the Evil Empire could have very easily been another stupid one-run loss, a waste of a gem from the starting pitcher, and yet another amazingly futile offensive performance (3 hits in 6.2 innings) from the Jays against another crappy pitcher.

In other random news, there’s an Interesting article by everyone’s favorite next-generation Star baseball reporter Cathal Kelly about Purcey’s ADD. One thing I wonder, though, is how the heck did he know that Purcey threw precisely two curveballs?! Even I can’t tell the damn breaking pitches from each other from the press box. Except for this post, maybe. Always a pleasure to have you lurking, Kelly…

Written by halejon

August 19, 2008 at 11:28 pm

Posted in Seriousness

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  1. That’s right, far more likely he got the info about what pitches Purcey threw from YOU and not the pitcher himself while he was interviewing him….

    nan

    August 20, 2008 at 12:05 pm

  2. Oh, the sarcasm. It wounds. But yeah, you’re right. That totally sounds like a pitcher: “2 Curves. I threw precisely 2 curves last night”.

    Anyway, I was just trying to get his goat because I know for a fact he reads this blog and he made a joke about lurking and stealing ideas. It would be funny if that’s how he knew precisely, or if he brought that number up with Purcey instead of the other way around. Is that really so impossible to conceive of? The good sportswriters aren’t in their Ivory Tower any more…

    halejon

    August 20, 2008 at 1:20 pm

  3. Jonathon Hale, where have you gone?

    brent in Korea

    August 27, 2008 at 7:40 pm


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