So I wanted to find something stupid. I don't know if I am just off my game, but it's harder to find outright stupid on ESPN.com these days, so I decided to read some of Bill Plaschke's latest screed. Here's a recent puff piece about a grindy old white middle infielder! I'll bet you didn't realize the greatness of a truly unsung Dodger hero: Mark Ellis.
Is Mark Ellis's spot any smaller than other players' spots?
Even Mark seems to understand basic sampling. If only Bill would learn that lesson.
Bill is varying his sentence length, folks. That's a tip for you young writers out there! The short sentences really heighten the drama.
I like the "maybe" in here, as though Ellis didn't want to offend anyone, like the guy with the fifth-most home runs in major league history, who doesn't have to give his full concentration even in the ninth inning of playoff games when there are bikini models in the stands. He probably doesn't want to earn that guy's enmity. Maybe he should do something else. Actually, maybe he will!