Tuesday, March 25, 2008

How To Be a Good Outfielder

Watching the Red Sox-A's postgame breakdown by ESPN... and for some reason the talking heads solicit Bobby Valentine's advice on the quality of Japanese players. Bobby decided to address Kosuke Fukudome first [paraphrased from TV]:

He's a very good player.

Great.

He can really play the outfield - always throws to the right base.

Wow. Really, Steve? You're touting the guy as a legitimate major-leaguer, and you decide that the first detail you need to mention is not that he has power, or a sweet swing, or a strong arm... but that he THROWS TO THE RIGHT BASE?! Third graders can do that!



Thanks, Bobby. Go back to your hole.

6 comments:

pnoles said...

Kobe Bryant is a very good basketball player....always shoots at the correct hoop and everything.

Heh....that at least does give him one-up on Dolibor Bagaric.

pnoles said...

Dalibor...dammit.

Tonus said...

So we know that Fukudome has one of the two critical baseball skills. Now we need to know... is he gritty?

slwg said...

Definitely falls into the category of "damning with faint praise".

larry b said...

Isn't Valentine's hole somewhere in Japan these days? I can't believe they haven't deported him yet.

Andy said...

Kobe is also one up on Ricky Davis...