Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Scouts Newsbeat

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Scouts are baseball’s poets, and here are some of the best lines they’ve used over the years

The perfect scout’s line is memorable and incisive. It tells you about the player (or an element of their game) without resorting to cliche or tepidness in a way that sticks like a well-cooked noodle. For instance, one gaffe-prone outfielder was said to “run the bases like he thinks he’s invisible.” A different, less-imposing player was described as being able to “hang-glide on a Dorito.” As with great poems, sometimes the omitted words in a scouting report are the ones that matter the most. Consider the time a scout noted about a player’s makeup that they “owned a large collection of tie-dye t-shirts.” The scout’s implication remains unknown.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 21, 2018 at 05:24 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: scouts

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Harveys Wallbangers
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread (2018-19 season kickoff edition)
(668 - 8:21pm, Oct 18)
Last: SteveF

NewsblogCatch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (October 2018)
(346 - 8:19pm, Oct 18)
Last: Davo and his Moose Tacos

NewsblogBryce Harper’s Future in the League
(8 - 8:13pm, Oct 18)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogOTP 2018 October 15: The shift in focus from sport to politics
(1155 - 8:07pm, Oct 18)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogLEAGUE CHAMPION SERIES OMNICHATTER! for the 2018 Playoffs!
(2070 - 8:05pm, Oct 18)
Last: Count Vorror Rairol Mencoon (CoB)

NewsblogRustin Dodd on Twitter: "Here’s the space between the yellow line and the first row in right field at Minute Maid Park:… "
(17 - 7:44pm, Oct 18)
Last: Voodoo

NewsblogMore questions after Astros get free pass on dugout spying
(16 - 7:22pm, Oct 18)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogFan interference negates Jose Altuve home run
(44 - 6:49pm, Oct 18)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogDave Littlefield latest candidate to interview for Mets' GM role
(15 - 6:27pm, Oct 18)
Last: PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina

NewsblogMLB playoffs 2018: Brewers used a fake starter, Dodgers used Clayton Kershaw - SBNation.com
(70 - 5:51pm, Oct 18)
Last: --

Sox TherapyALCS Thoughts
(94 - 5:37pm, Oct 18)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogOT - 2018 NFL thread
(59 - 5:14pm, Oct 18)
Last: PepTech, the Legendary

NewsblogRed Sox Voice Joe Castiglione Falls Off Chair Calling Game 4 Final Out | Boston Red Sox | NESN.com
(18 - 4:53pm, Oct 18)
Last: puck

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-17-2018
(31 - 4:42pm, Oct 18)
Last: SandyRiver

NewsblogThis unbelievable catch by Tony Kemp killed a Red Sox rally, but is it too good to be true?
(27 - 4:18pm, Oct 18)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

Page rendered in 0.9107 seconds
44 querie(s) executed