Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Steve Phillips: Beautifully Tanned... and Stupid

Re: Rafael Furcal's 3 error performance in the top of the 5th tonight-

This is so surprising because he only made 4 errors during the entire regular season! I mean, he did miss a lot of time... but still, only 4 errors!

That's what it sounds like when the capable 5% of an idiot's brain tries to overcome the useless 95% and inevitably fails. Furcal did indeed miss a lot of time. In fact, he missed 136 games. He played in 26; for those of you without an abacus, that's around 15% of the season. If Furcal had played a full 162, he was on pace to end up with about 24 errors. Obviously three in one inning is a cataclysm no matter how you slice it, and well ahead of that 162 game pace. I'm just nitpicking because Steve Phillips deserves to be nitpicked.

This is like having an NFL quarterback get injured after throwing two interceptions while playing in three regular season games, returning for the playoffs, subsequently throwing two in one quarter, and having Troy Aikman gasp in astonishment because "He only threw two interceptions all year! I mean, he missed some time..."

I think I'll officially declare this nitpick week here at FireJay. Oh, and it's also misspelling week.

5 comments:

Bengoodfella said...

Larry, you misspelled voice on the tag for this post about Cole Hamels. Because of this it pretty much negates your point about Steve Phillips.

Sorry...I had to point this out in a desperate attempt to be funny and satirical. It failed.

Tonus said...

I wonder what he'd say about B.J. Upton. Nine homers in 145 regular season games, five homers in eight post season games.

Oh wait, I forgot... everyone hits well in the playoffs, except for Choke-Rod of the Yankees. Never mind.

Chris W said...

This is like having an NFL quarterback get injured after throwing two interceptions while playing in three regular season games, returning for the playoffs, subsequently throwing two in one quarter, and having Troy Aikman gasp in astonishment because "He only threw two interceptions all year! I mean, he missed some time..."


....yup. This is JUST like that, Larry!

JD said...

Doesn't 162-36=126?

Larry B said...

FUUUUUUUUUCK

I'll edit the math, thanks JD.