Thursday, May 17, 2007

Idol Worship in Brief

Here's an interesting, albeit buried info-morsel from the NY Times:

"Derek Jeter singled in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader to give him hits in 92 of his past 100 games. According to the Society for American Baseball Research, no player in the 1900s had a hit in as many as 92 of 100 games. The last player to do it was Wee Willie Keeler, who hit in 93 of 100 games 1898 and 1899."

Lost in this broader stat is the fact that Jeter has hit safely in something like 72 of his last 75 games. It's certainly been a slow start for the Yank'ums, and most of them are playing like their shoes are tied together or like they have some fucked up chromosomes, but you can't put that on the Captain. Over the course of two seasons, this guy is putting together one of the sickest stretches in batting history, and he deserves to at least be given a rusty trombone by someone.

I just love stats, and this one's pretty cool. Standing ovation for the dude with the well-intentioned yet wholly inexplicable fade haircut.

Slack Videos of the Day: Allright, nobody's above a good fart joke, and today we've got two videos surrounding the best of the flatulence -- the first video is an anchor losing his shit when his co-anchor toots on air, the second is probably fake, but it's one of the better videos of all-time, steppin' on ducks or otherwise. Aflac!

Okay, one more, because I just can't even believe this one. Colonel Fritzy sent this one over a few minutes ago, and I've already sent it to like 5,000 people and their wives and children and pets:

Long live the US Armed Forces...military intelligence, baby.


At 12:32 PM, Blogger Lozo said...

what you failed to mention was that he has 128 hits during that time, 126 of which were bloop singles to shallow right.

At 12:45 PM, Blogger Boxcar Fritz said...

Sajak is disappointed on so many levels.

At 1:10 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

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At 1:10 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

I admire the fact that Sajak didn't run over there and beat her about the breast, neck, chest and head with a giant rubber dildo. What a fonzanoon.

All other comments are being ignored.

At 2:46 PM, Blogger Some Dude said...

Someone needs to clue DJ into the fact that the fade went out with Kid N Play.

But damn is the Captain on fire and what about Jorge while he can't seem to throw anyone out stealing this year he's never hit this well before.

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Claven said...

I think Sajak was conditioned to idiocy by 1984. He's been on auto-pilot ever since his late night show got cancelled. I wonder how it feels to be an annuity.

At 10:57 PM, Blogger Don Fiedler said...

hey lozo, what you failed to mention was that i'm gonna break that middle finger off your hand and shove it down your fuckin throat.

At 10:33 AM, Blogger lanyard said...

The only way that Wheel clip could have been better is if she'd thrown a hood over the wheel's head and pointed at its genitals with a gun-finger, laffing with hyena-face and a butt hanging outta her mouth. Thumbs up!

At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Greg said...

"Over the course of two seasons, this guy is putting together one of the sickest stretches in batting history"

Has he hit very well over the last two seasons? Yes. Should he have won the MVP last year? Probably (there's a Mauer argument too I suppose, but I'm pretty comfortable saying "yes"). Is the above still an overstatement? Yep, I think so. The issue is that "rarity" doesn't correlate perfectly with "value". It's very possible to do something positive in baseball that's never been done before without it being anywhere near the discussion of the best season ever, because there are such a variety of different ways to contribute to a team. Remarkable feat? Certainly. One of the sickest stretches in history? Really stretching it I think.


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