Waste of a Good Barrel, Really
Making fun of people who don’t understand why wins are a dumb way to evaluate pitchers is about as old and pointless (although the drunk Jays Fans did breathe some life into it after Purcey’s last start) as making fun of their poster-boy, Richard Griffin. But Fire Joe Morgan is still hilarious and they seem to like lampooning him whenever he confirms what century he left his SABR membership in.
Richard Griffin, meanwhile, got a 2 on his AP Physics test (claimed to be sick that day), dropped out of Lakehead, cheated on an Inuit girl named Arnakua’gsak, and is about to say something stupid about baseball.
What I really want to know is if baseball fans like Mr. Shyminsky who know about K/9 and BB/K ratios and all that dorky, silly, stuff actually write into Griffin expecting a rational response or a real explanation, or if they’re just baiting him for exactly this purpose.
Speaking of not understanding the role of run support, here’s a little ditty on Halladay’s case for the Cy Young (notice the attempt at being even-handed). Lee put a pretty serious nail in that coffin tonight with a complete game shutout and his 20th win, but he’s still a wuss for not taking the ball against the Doc last month…