Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Searching for meaning among meaningless moments


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

el duque is not searching for meaning--he's grasping at straws. If someone gets a hit, he gets a red frame. But what about the other side of the ledger? That's meaningful, too. As in Jeter's spring 2014 slash line to date:

.147/.216/.176

This is the first time I've ever seen a player whose on-base percentage was higher than his slugging percentage. Now THAT's meaningful?

How long before the Cap'n checks his ego at the clubhouse door and puts a merciful end to this charade of a victory lap?

el duque said...

You're right. But I'm not ready to start snarking on Jeet yet. He's got at least six weeks to get his bearings and start hitting. At least six weeks. There is no point in highlighting whatever he does. He is our SS for at least the next six weeks.

Anonymous said...

AFter six weeks of Jeter swinging at air and watching ground balls go whizzing by it will be too late to save the season.

John M said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha...Anonymous makes yet another blunder. There is no way to save the season already.

But Jeter will hit .300 if he can play on that stick he calls an ankle.

Anonymous said...

Only an idiot/shutin sits repeatedly pressing the "h" and "a" keys.

That psychological insight aside, I'd be interested in knowing what empirical evidence, aside from the buzzings of his stunted brain stem, leads Swami John M. to predict a .300 batting average for Jeter. And what does that mean anyway? What about on-base percentage? Slugging? OPS?

John M. can't be bothered to THINK--he's too busy pressing "h" and "a," over and over and over and over . . . like an autistic three-year-old.

Anonymous said...

Addendum--I'd like to challenge John M. to specify any "blunders" I've made, aside of course from the obvious one of dignifying his dribblings with attempts at rational response. Might as well try to read Joyce to a chimp.