Wednesday, August 02, 2006

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.

Ok, man.

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 8:12 AM   3 comments


At 8/02/2006 4:57 PM, Blogger June said...

am i imagining it or has there been a precipitous decline in sports writing this year - esp on the anti-(or at least ignorant) yankee and/or pro-red sox fronts?

it's like last year's inexplicable shitty postseason umpiring - unanimous inanity

At 8/03/2006 1:53 AM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

It's been bad for a while, but somewhere about 2004 or so I saw a noticeable trend towards sensationalism by the major nationals, similar to what the NY tabloids have always done. I think the sports journalism world became more "Page 2" and less responsible journalism around then. You see formerly respectable sportwriters like Olney asking fake questions to fake GM Steve Phillips at a fake press conference, and that's news?

That's what we have today, and it's only going to get worse. ESPN doesn't want to get the best analysts, they want the hippest or most controversial.

At 8/05/2006 12:03 AM, Blogger June said...

or the ones who think that, by shouting for no apparent reason, they can make the words they are saying make sense and/or be true


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