Wednesday, August 15, 2007

you must at least this dumb to be a color commentator

earlier tonight- rockies at padres. top of the 9th. rockies lead 2-0. padres color guy mark grant, as reliever doug brocail warms up:

"you know, any time a pitcher is coming into a situation like this, down 1 or 2 in the top of the 9th, i think it should be considered a save situation. you're 'saving' your team from having to score extra runs in the bottom of the 9th."

check out the big brains on mark. so... basically... i'm going to use a slippery slope here- any relief performance is an opportunity for either a hold or a save. better yet any pitcher who doesn't allow any runs during an appearance should get a win! after all, they didn't contribute to a loss, did they? see, even if they were dimwitted enough to think up an idea like this, 99.9% of people are at least capable of filtering it out before it gets from their brain to their mouth. enjoy mark, san diegans. it's sad but you could definitely do a lot worse.

6 comments:

pnoles said...

When you're down by 3 in the 9th inning, and the bases are loaded with nobody out, and you're at the plate, it should be a save situation, because hitting a grand slam "saves" the hitters behind you from having to do anything that impacts whether the team is winning or losing.

Jeff said...

I'm pretty sure I have like 12 saves this year.

eriz said...

i was watching it on FSN Rocky Mountain, and last night was a pretty bad night for stuff like that over here

Chris W said...

also closers should get credit for finding money saving coupons in the daily newspaper

jess said...

this would be when my dad and i would turn to each other and say: 'you know, whoever scores more runs is gonna win this game.'

Frank said...

I overheard this comment on the HD feed.

It didn't make any difference.