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Friday, April 27, 2007

Sports Friday: Dumb Sportscasters

Driving to the train station this morning, I heard this priceless tidbit from the Dog:

"Andy Petite owns the Redsox"
I've heard stupider comments but I honestly can't remember when. In general, pitchers down "own" teams and hitters don't "own" pitchers. This is one of those conventional baseball wisdom myths. But, when applied to Andy Petite and the Redsox, it's absolutely idiotic.

If I'm not mistaken, Andy Petite has spent the last three years in the National League. As I recall, most, if not all of that time, the Redsox were in the American League. It is possible (because of interleague play) that Petite faced the Redsox once or twice during those three years (it's also possible that he never faced them, I'm too lazy to look it up).

So, to say that because Petite did well four or more years ago he will do well against a team that probably looks nothing like those old Redsox teams, is ridiculous.

Furthermore, I think the Doppey Dog said Petite's career won-lost record against the Redsox is something like 13-5 or 13-6. Well, duh, his career record is 187-104, a .643 winning percentage. That is not far off the .684 or .722 winning percentage that he has against the Sox. If he "owns" the Sox, he also "owns" the league.

The good news for Dog and his ilk is that you can really be a dope and still do well on sportstalk radio. As long as you scream and make a ruckus, you are safe.

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6 Comments:

  • At 1:48 PM, Blogger Ezzie said…

    LOL. I've always loved the completely irrelevant statistics that are said as if they mean something. The best are the ones that are completely illogical: "BatterA is just 1-14 lifetime against this pitcher, but he IS batting .321 lifetime against this team, so that should bode well for him." Err, no... no, it shouldn't.

     
  • At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Bob Miller said…

    Maybe Andy put his prize possession, the Red Sox, in a blind trust while he was in the NL.

     
  • At 7:58 PM, Blogger Alex said…

    Hi

    Please consider writing news pieces or an op-ed for Jewrusalem: Israeli Uncensored News. We strive to present different views and opinions while rejecting political correctness. Ideally, we try to make the news "smart and funny." Thus, your input is very welcome.

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  • At 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ill never understand frum jews inane fascination with the mamzerim in professional sports.

     
  • At 4:58 AM, Anonymous psachya said…

    "...you can really be a dope and still do well on sportstalk radio. As long as you scream and make a ruckus, you are safe."
    Uh - I think Don Imus might disagree.

     
  • At 3:43 AM, Blogger Jack's Shack said…

    Andy Petite has spent the last three years in the National League.

    The NL is where they play real baseball, none of this DH crap.

     

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