Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jesse Litsch is a pink, round and efficient giant killer

First he took on Joba (well, in our mind he did), then Jesse Litsch took down Edinson Volquez with a masterful eight inning, three hit, one run performance (and with a little help from his reinvigorated pull-happy friends in tonight's 7-1 win over the Reds.)

(And bless you, Joanna, for coining that description of Litsch, which never gets old.)

Speaking of Jesse's pink roundness
On the radiocast this evening, both Tom and Alan kept giving Jesse these backhanded compliments about his defense, especially after a couple of nice plays in the middle innings. The funny thing about their compliments was that they were all couched in terms of: "You wouldn't think it to look at him, but Litsch is a really good fielder", or "You might not get that impression from looking at him, but Litsch has cat-like reflexes." You could almost sense that they were holding back, and that they really wanted to come out and say: "Jesse looks like Barbapapa, but he can still field like a Gold Glover."


Is it too soon into this "hot streak" to point out...
That Scott Rolen is the Greatest Blue Jay of All TimeTM? Because after watching him catch up on the basepaths with Stone Cold Matt Stairs after swatting his third homer in four games, we had no other choice but to shout this from the rooftops. (The pigeons seemed non-plussed, but we don't care to hear their 6 am rutting sessions outside our bedroom window either, so we guess that evens it all out.)

7 comments:

Mono said...

It's akin to hearing those trite football announcers exclaim Peter Crouch is good with the ball, "for a big man". Frankly I'd rather listen to this guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrrx5CgdZaA
than hear one more of those announcers drop that old cliche again

Marc said...

I don't think I've appreciated anything more than the out-of-the-blue Barbapapa reference.

Awesome. Kudos.

Andrew said...

He plays the game right. He's a gamer. He doesn't clog the bases, even during boring rally killing home runs. He just shuts his car door, and goes to work. He's gritty.

He's the greatest Blue Jay of All Time.

eyebleaf said...

maybe it's a St. Louis Cardinals thing, you know, the way Rolen and Eckstein whip around the base paths when they can jog/trot...

i heart rolen...*sigh*

Torgen said...

Nothing kills a rally like a slow home run trot. That's why people complain about base clogging.
Also, there's a time limit on activating the bonus zone with the post-homer fist pump.

Tao of Stieb said...

If you watch in slow motion, Stairs gives a look over his shoulder at Rolen, as if to say "what's your hurry, son?"

MK Piatkowski said...

Love the Litch/Barbapapa connection. Wish I had thought of it.