Monday, October 15, 2007

The subtleties are not Joe Buck's strong suit

While we're fully focussed on the booth rather than the field today, a quick note on Joe Buck, and his comments about Hideki Okajima on Saturday. Although we were almost completely asleep/drunk at that point, we recall Buck discussing Okajima's career with the Nippon Ham Fighters.

This is all good, we suppose, but Buck kept referring to the team as the "Ham Fighters", as though they are mighty warriors, who bravely defend the people of Nippon from the evil canned hams that attack the young and the aged.

In fact, the team is the "Fighters", not the "Ham Fighters". They are owned by Nippon Ham...hence, the Nippon-Ham Fighters.

Still, we'd love to see Wayne Coyne working on a concept album all about the Ham Fighters, and their many historic battles.

Speaking of Ham Fighting
Former Blue Jay Ryan Glynn won Game 2 for the Nippon Ham nine in the Japanese League's Pacific League Championship Series against the evil Bobby Valentine's Chiba Lotte Marines.

For the life of us, we can't remember who the hell Ryan Glynn is.

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