Friday, November 10, 2006

Ridiculous

This is all I'm going to say about this.

Silver Slugger Awards were determined by a vote of MLB managers and coaches who selected the opposing players they felt were the best offensive producers at each position in the American and National Leagues. Selections were based on a combination of offensive statistics, including batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
Joe Crede was selected as this year's 3rd base Silver Slugger.

I'm sure he dominated in the stated categories above, right?

BA
.OBP
.SLG
Crede
.283
.323
.506
Rodriguez
.290
.392
.523

However it's possible voters looked here as well:

SUNBATHING
Crede
0
Rodriguez
1

How is it that we live in a world where Derek Jeter is voted three times consecutively to be the best fielding shortstop in the American League, and voters think Joe Crede had better offensive production than Alex Rodriguez? How exactly is any of this possible?

Here's another example of the anti-A-Rods, the guys who get votes when they don't even deserve them: your 2006 Silver Slugger AL DH: who else? David Ortiz! Yes, David Ortiz, he of the moon landing, he who freed the slaves, the very same David Ortiz who singlehandedly defeated the kaiser in World War I, the man who cured feline cancer. That David Ortiz.



BA
.OBP
.SLG
Ortiz
.287
.413
.636
Hafner
.308
.439
.659

Whoops, almost forgot:

CLUTCHINESS QUOTIENT
Ortiz
1.065
Hafner
7

Early word is that Mr. Ortiz will be delayed in picking up his award as he is delayed negotiating a peace treaty between Hamas and Israel.

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 2:42 PM   4 comments







4 Comments:

At 11/10/2006 5:34 PM, Blogger lupe_velez said...

bitch please, everyone knows arod eats white christian babies and dropkicks newborn kittens. he doesn't deserve anything!

 
At 11/10/2006 8:12 PM, Blogger susan mullen said...

The awards bringing the greatest fame and fortune are the more fraudulent and political (not to mention crumbling) BBWAA awards. To insure insularity and increase fortunes of the non-deserving, ESPN now has sponsored telecasts about phony awards they've doctored and manipulated, which will influence many BBWAA votes. This game is being robbed from the fans and no one cares.

 
At 11/10/2006 8:16 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

I am no fan of ESPN, but their faux awards shows all took place after the regular season, at which point the BBWAA votes were already in.

 
At 11/11/2006 6:27 AM, Blogger June said...

fantastic stuff. i especially liked the SUNBATHING comparison.

 

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