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June 11, 2014

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 16 comments

Woah.

posted by grum@work at 09:00 AM on June 11

One of my co-workers just gave him the nickname of "The Cuban Missile."

posted by NoMich at 09:39 AM on June 11

One of my co-workers just gave him the nickname of "The Cuban Missile."

Ahem.

posted by tahoemoj at 11:54 AM on June 11

I can't wait to rub this into my stupid co-worker's face!

posted by NoMich at 12:58 PM on June 11

I think you have a crisis on your hands!

posted by grum@work at 01:13 PM on June 11

The sports page of 2018.

posted by yerfatma at 01:31 PM on June 11

Especially for rcade :

From The USA Soccer Guy in England.

I especially like the "London Soccer Chickens", (Spurs), and the Derbyshire Soccer Goats, for a certain SpoFi Rams' fan.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:02 PM on June 11

John Oliver on FIFA

posted by tommytrump at 02:10 PM on June 11

Nice duds. I'm glad they went with Midweekers instead of anything involving humps.

posted by rcade at 02:46 PM on June 11

Jimmy Rollins' Hall of Fame resume, in grumbait form.

*twitch*

There are so many things wrong with this, but I'll point out the one that makes me laugh the most by the use of selected endpoints/milestones:

The 2,000 Hit/4 Gold Glove Club

Rollins has the lowest values in both data points, and by a large margin in both.
The closest one is Alan Trammell who has the same number of GG and still has 100 more hits, and he's not in the HOF.

posted by grum@work at 03:18 PM on June 11

Oh, heck, here is some more stuff:

His franchise's career hits leader.
Garrett Anderson is his franchise hits leader, and he has more than Rollins.

The owner of the second-most Gold Gloves of any active player at his position.
Not the most...the second most. And not all time, but active. With four. Which is only one more than the magical Rey Ordonez.

The only active player at his position who has won an MVP award.
Nice technicality here. They obviously want to say "only current shortstop", but they have to use "active" to exclude Alex Rodriguez who won the award as a shortstop in 2003. ARod is suspended, so he's "current" but not "active".

About to crack the top five for most extra-base hits in history by someone who plays his position.
About to crack the top five? He's 7th among shortstops. Which puts him 120th overall (and 16th among active players).

A man with a unique set of offensive and defensive credentials that is unprecedented in the history of his position.
Huh? Other than Derek Jeter (if you're going to use Gold Gloves as measurement). Or Cal Ripken. Or Honus Wagner. Or Barry Larkin. Or Alan Trammell.

posted by grum@work at 03:40 PM on June 11

GRUM SMASH!

posted by kokaku at 04:00 PM on June 11

Jason Giambi is playing today.

Jason Giambi faced Dennis Martinez in his rookie season.
Dennis Martinez faced Carl Yastrzemski in his rookie season.
Carl Yastrzemski faced Early Wynn in his rookie season.
Early Wynn began his pitching career in MLB only two weeks after WWII started.

posted by grum@work at 04:31 PM on June 11

Nice duds

The happy ending in Sarah Harbaugh's dreams.

posted by beaverboard at 06:13 PM on June 11

I especially like the "London Soccer Chickens", (Spurs), and the Derbyshire Soccer Goats, for a certain SpoFi Rams' fan.

Goats terrify me.

posted by owlhouse at 03:41 AM on June 12

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