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Cain stars in Directional Outs Above Average

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Jim Furtado Posted: September 19, 2018 at 10:53 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball Posted: September 19, 2018 at 11:45 AM (#5747331)
In other news, the Red Sox still lead the league in Games Winning After Final Out (GWAFO)...
   2. Master of the Horse Posted: September 19, 2018 at 01:06 PM (#5747415)
LoCain is so amazing. I know defensive metrics are weird on a per season basis, but I totally buy his number this season.
   3. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 19, 2018 at 02:18 PM (#5747495)
#1 is wonderful.

#2 is also wonderful. I don't see a lot of Cain but when I do he is fantastic.
   4. puck Posted: September 19, 2018 at 06:11 PM (#5747699)
Ender Inciarte was 1st in 2016, 2nd in 2017, and is tied for first in 2018.
   5. bfan Posted: September 19, 2018 at 06:38 PM (#5747705)
wait, am I reading this chart correctly? Cain is 5th, right? No disgrace in 5th place, but are people celebrating Nelson Cruz's HR prowess this year, or Scooter Gennett's BA?
   6. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 19, 2018 at 06:59 PM (#5747713)
LoCain is so amazing


Is this something I rub on my shoulder when it's sore or can I smoke it?

To reiterate my rant(and yes I realise it's petty) but these hyphenated nicknames are just sh*t. If you want to give a guy a nickname then so be it, but pick something creative like big hurt, crime dog or something fun like that.

These nicknames are a manifestation of an uncreative media and I will not stand for it any longer!!
   7. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: September 19, 2018 at 07:02 PM (#5747716)
These nicknames are a manifestation of an uncreative media and I will not stand for it any longer!!

I couldn't have said it any better, HuJo!
   8. Bote Man Posted: September 19, 2018 at 07:39 PM (#5747746)
See, THIS is why the ligaments connecting modern baseball fans to past generations are being strained to the snapping point, much like Ryan Howard tumbling down the 1B line in a flagging effort.
   9. Master of the Horse Posted: September 19, 2018 at 07:51 PM (#5747755)
Hey name police his teammates call him that so you better call the Brewers and tell them to get of your lawn
   10. Leroy Kincaid Posted: September 19, 2018 at 08:06 PM (#5747770)
LoCain


My Cocaine is a pretty good English actor.
   11. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 19, 2018 at 08:06 PM (#5747771)
Hey name police his teammates call him that so you better call the Brewers and tell them to get of your lawn


And let me tell you something my friend, it is a pristine lawn at that. Beautifully manicured as reflecting my nearly 54 years on this earth, so anyone with one of these so-called nicknames is most definitely NOT welcome on my turf! These nicknames are not like ones back on my day. No way, no sir. Back in my day we had real nicknames like Charlie hustle, Donnie Baseball and Oil Can Boyd. Real nicknames when men were men!

And of course, and I repeat this for at least the 10th time, my favourite nickname of all time belonged to a West Indian Cricketer named Michael Holding, they called him Whispering Death. And when you stood at the crease(back in the 70's, no helmets back then) and Michael thought you were scoring a bit too much off him, out came the bouncers at nearly 100mph right at your head. It was legal and it was ferocious.
   12. Dr. Vaux Posted: September 19, 2018 at 08:40 PM (#5747792)
Is he the same fellow who was Holding the batsman's Willey?
   13. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: September 19, 2018 at 09:46 PM (#5747853)
#12....same guy, yes.

I believe the quote was, "the bowler's Holding, the batsman Willey"

But as a bowler was he just dangerous when he was in a mood. Funnily enough he became an announcer later and came off as the nicest, most congenial person you could ever meet.
   14. Hysterical & Useless Posted: September 21, 2018 at 05:09 PM (#5749167)
the nicest, most congenial person you could ever meet.


All his enemies were dead.
   15. Batman Posted: September 21, 2018 at 05:16 PM (#5749175)
My Cocaine is a pretty good English actor.
He was the first choice to star in Directional Outs Above Average after he did that movie with the future ex-Mrs. Matt Williams.

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