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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sons of Steve Garvey: Psycho Pspeaks Pstupidly

Thanks to Calcaterra for the headline…

Collins: Baseball, you mentioned it before, it’s a numbers game. It’s a game of percentages. And if you put yourself in the best possible situation through percentages, theoretically you have a better chance of winning games.

Ozzie Guillen is with you. You guys are teammates to the core. He is a feel-guy, a gut-guy, and I don’t think he looks at too many of the things that the seamheads toss his way.

Lyons: What?

Collins: We call ourselves “seamheads.”

Lyons: “Seamheads”?

Collins: Yeah.

Lyons: I thought you said “sea-meds.”

I heard this part during a MLB Har-oldtimer Network break-in last night and I cut myself deeper than I meant to.

Repoz Posted: June 25, 2009 at 05:31 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: June 25, 2009 at 05:58 PM (#3232756)
Watched the same feed yesterday. Two more things:

1. Lyons said he took stats twice in college, and got a D both times.

2. When Bobby Jenks came into the ballgame, Lyons cited Jenks' excellent strikeout-to-walk ratio as an indication of his effectiveness this year.
   2. Vida Blew Over the Legal Limit Posted: June 25, 2009 at 06:06 PM (#3232776)
/Tosses stick of dynamite in fish barrel.
   3. puck Posted: June 25, 2009 at 06:30 PM (#3232855)
2. When Bobby Jenks came into the ballgame, Lyons cited Jenks' excellent strikeout-to-walk ratio as an indication of his effectiveness this year.


Why is this wrong? I mean, it's not the be-all end-all stat, but it does tend to indicate effectiveness.
   4. Tripon Posted: June 25, 2009 at 06:31 PM (#3232857)
I think he's pointing out that Lyons himself uses stats to justify his opinions.
   5. Tripon Posted: June 25, 2009 at 06:34 PM (#3232865)
Also, it should both be pointed out that both Collins and Lyons are working on one year contracts. We might not see this duo next year.
   6. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: June 25, 2009 at 06:35 PM (#3232870)
Bingo. Strikeout-to-walk ratio doesn't indicate how much salt crust is on Jenks' cap, or whatever it was Lyons said he wanted to know about a guy above all else.
   7. puck Posted: June 25, 2009 at 07:04 PM (#3232951)
I see. There must be a salt crust, dirt on the uniform stat somewhere.
   8. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 25, 2009 at 07:07 PM (#3232961)
There must be a salt crust, dirt on the uniform stat somewhere.

there is--it's called the Eckstein quotient
   9. Obama Bomaye Posted: June 25, 2009 at 07:09 PM (#3232973)
Wetteland led the league in salt crust 4 times, but never did that well in dirt on the uniform.
   10. puck Posted: June 25, 2009 at 07:20 PM (#3233006)
Maybe there needs to be a positional adjustment for pitchers.
   11. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: June 25, 2009 at 07:30 PM (#3233039)
David Cone is a salty crusty uniform Hall of Famer.

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