Tuesday, April 26, 2005

You Know He Stinks When...

WaPo Orioles beat writer Jorge Arangure (Why can't their beat writers have easy to spell last names?) chatted today and had the single best (and most telling) exchange of any of the WaPo chats:

Washington, D.C.: Did you see Guzman's error yesterday? I worry about him, because now his "funk" seems to be spreading to his defense too. That's two straight games I've been to where he makes a HUGE/crazy error. What's next for him?

Jorge Arangure: I didn't see Guzman's error. But it must have been really bad since I'm getting a bunch of questions about why he's been terrible.

You know you're bad when opposing teams' beat writers are getting peppered with questions about how much you suck!


  • I'm with ya!

    Are you going to the game tonight?

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 4/26/2005 3:57 PM  

  • That sounds like fun time.

    Here, things are dead, bc a newly installed committee chairman has decided to do nothing but oversight hearings (and very few of them at that!), forgoing any new legislative initiatives.

    So... ummm..... How 'bout them Nats?

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 4/26/2005 4:02 PM  

  • Nope. I'll be sitting on my ass 'watching' the game chatter.... Assuming anyone wants to play today, that is.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 4/26/2005 4:03 PM  

  • They have garlic fries too!

    And ET for a manager.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 4/26/2005 4:11 PM  

  • We'll be breaking Yuda's computers and upping his bandwidth charges. I'll post the link when I get home tonight.

    Yeah, I keep fudging around with the comment display, trying to find one I like.

    This one's a little TMI, I guess.

    I really just want to design a new blog. Oh well.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 4/26/2005 4:13 PM  

  • On a semi-related note, did you see the Michael Lewis piece in the Times over the weekend?

    I just love his writing... he really knows how to weave a tale. It should kill most of a Metro-ride home.

    And thanks for the offer, Yuda! I don't know if I want to go bigtime yet. I'm actually probably only going to do this til the freakin' web filter catches up to me. It took out Natfanatics.com today.

    It's coming for my head!

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 4/26/2005 4:22 PM  

  • That's exactly what it is.

    When he first implemented it, he decided what categories should be on or off. Without knowing what the hell anyone's job requirements necessitated. AHole.

    All the directors bitched, obviously, and he unblocked their computers. Now, they don't understand what the problem is, because they can view anything they want. Us peons are screwed. Oh well.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 4/26/2005 4:57 PM  

  • Thanks for the heads up on both articles, they were absorbing.

    Is there any word on Lewis' follow-up to Moneyball?

    By Blogger Brian, at 4/27/2005 10:04 AM  

  • NY Times also has an interview with Lewis (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/26/readersopinions/questions-lewis.html)

    which references a study of the Moneyball philosophy by two guys from Clemson (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID618401_code334897.pdf?abstractid=618401&mirid=1)

    By Blogger Brian, at 4/27/2005 10:15 AM  

  • I think his followup is set to come out in a year or two. I'm pretty sure that this article will be a chapter -- or at least have the characters featured prominently.

    How's Jeremy Brown doing? He was stinking up the park when I checked last.

    I had seen the Clemson paper when it came out last year. The Sports Economist Blog I link to is written by one of the authors (I think? Or maybe he just knows him or had him guest post? I can't remember)

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 4/27/2005 11:51 AM  

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