Woody Paige is Insane
Woody Paige on Cold Pizza, 08/02/06:
"The loss of Jason Varitek is far more devastating to the Red Sox than the loss of Sheffield and Matsui were to the Yankees. He's the team leader and he's been hitting .300 since the All-Star break."
His batting average has been .300 for 14 games? You don't say.
For the record, here are Varitek's 2006 stats (for the whole season, mind you):
.243 BA / .331 OBP / .411 SLG
So somehow the loss of one player with mediocre stats (above average for ML catchers, but not near the top at the position) for about a month is "far more devastating" than the loss of two quality hitting corner outfielders for a combined (approximate) six months.
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 8:12 AM