Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Who is this super human being in centerfield for the Jays?

Because the gentleman who is wearing number 10 and who has hit four homers and driven in 9 RsBI in the last three games doesn't much resemble the chap who had been stationed there earlier in the year.

Incredibly, it is Vernon Wells, who in only 78 games this season leads the team in both homers (14) and RsBI (60). What are the chances that a healthy Vernon could keep a pace like that over a full season?

It goes without saying...
But we'll say it anyway: Roy Halladay (six innings, two runs, seven strikeouts) is awesome.

We remember back when Roy was 23 (hey! same age as Ricky Romero!) and he was getting knocked all over the place. We were pretty convinced back then that Kelvim Escobar was a star, Chris Carpenter was going to be a mediocre number four pitcher and that Halladay may end up being a washout.

Funny how things change.

9 comments:

The Ack said...

Glad you mentioned my boy RR, because he was nailz (z>s) again last night ( 7 IP, 3H, 0ER, 3BB, 6K).

And, for the record, I never thought Carpenter would be mediocre.....true story - on a drunken night out with some co-workers circa 2000-2001, I boldly proclaimed Carpenter would win 20 and be a CY Young candidate if he could stay healthy. They laughed hysterically.

Basically, I'm an oracle.

eyebleaf said...

i always believed in you, ack.

as for romero, i'm starting to develop a solid hard on for him. needless to say, i'm getting excited. might he be a september call up? or should be leave him down in the Cuse?

if the Chiefs move to Buffalo, I think i'm going to have to go down and see the kids more often. and by more often i mean for the first time ever. i never made it out to Cuse.

We remember back when Roy was 23 (hey! same age as Ricky Romero!) and he was getting knocked all over the place. We were pretty convinced back then that Kelvim Escobar was a star, Chris Carpenter was going to be a mediocre number four pitcher and that Halladay may end up being a washout.

so true, man. so true...Doc is a blessing. every night before i lay myself to sleep, i thank god for letting halladay be a blue jay.

The Ack said...

To be fair, I also remember thinking guys like Steve Karsay, Marty Janzen, and Luke Prokopec would be solid, so there you go.

Darren Priest said...

Tao, I have to ask about RsBI. I think most people are able to make the mental leap between RBI singular and RBI plural, so why do you need to add the s? Nobody else in the sports media seems to make that distinction. Probably just you blogger freaks. It really "pisses the shit out of me!"©

If you want to be all grammarian about it, shouldn't you apply the brush evenly?

As in RsBedI, EedRsA, or WsHsPIP? We might have trouble with tenses too, ya know. Start writing them all like that lest a simple acronym that pre-dates your existence on this planet suddenly confuse us.


When a problem comes along, you must WsHsPIP it!

Alex said...

wow darren, who cares?

Tao of Stieb said...

Run batted in is the singular, and its acronym is RBI.

Runs batted in is the plural, and its acronym should be RsBI. Because they are not Run batted ins.

Is that a satisfactory explanation?

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eyebleaf said...

i'm a convert to RsBI. i think Tao is right.

Darren Priest said...

Yeah, I get it. RsBI is definitely better than RBIs.

I just think you should be able to say "Last night, the Jays failed to score a single RBI. In fact, looking at the line for the entire team, we see they scored zero RBI."

Yeah, it's a redundant sentence, but it illustrates my point: we shouldn't need the pesky s at all.

But, like Alex says...