Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Go Back To Your Mansion, Mark

From today's worthless chat with the fans... someone asked him about why signing Pudge's dead bat would benefit the team.

The owner's answer?

"Pudge is also an experienced clutch hitter."

Pudge, in High Leverage situations, 2009: .267/ .297/ .302

Pudge, in High Leverage situations, 2008: .225/ .260/ .310

Perhaps pointing to facts isn't really what I should do here. Clutch Hitter isn't being used as anything other than a descriptive phrase, something to put a heroic image in your mind, and not something to be taken literally. It's that nice little flourish of adding the prefix "experienced" ahead of it that I love, which takes it away from a regular ol' hoary baseball into something completely different.

Vapid, even.


  • Is not Pudge experienced at hitting in clutch situations? 1800 total at bats! He's also an experienced 1-2 hitter, 1402 at bats!

    I guess "Pudge is an old guy that's been up a lot" though doesn't have the same flair.

    By Blogger Harper, at 1/27/2010 10:55 PM  

  • Perhaps the most worthless and disingenious comment from Markie Mark was his last answer:

    Lerner:: I look forward to doing another one of these chats soon. I really enjoyed this ... thanks for all your questions.

    If that is actually true, why does he hide from all the local media, except MLB's Ladson? Taking a question, say, once every 10-game losing streak wouldn't hurt, Mark.

    By Anonymous Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_is_Too_Pessimistic_for_Me, at 1/27/2010 11:39 PM  

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