The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Great Moments in Baserunning
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Rockies at Giants. Top of the fourth inning, two outs, Luis Gonzalez singles to left. Next up is the #8 hitter, J.D. Closser:

Strike (looking)

Brett Tomko isn't going to give Closser anything to hit with the pitcher up to bat next. Closser is about to get a free pass when ...

L Gonzalez caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop

There's a reason some teams are perpetually in last place.



I believe that there should be an accent somewhere in luis gonzalez name.

By Blogger Micah, at 8:36 PM  

accent, or perhaps an umlaut, right Floyd?

By Anonymous Eric, at 10:14 PM  

By the way, what exactly is the racial discrimination in saying "brain dead Caribbean hitters?" Isn't "Caribbean" a legitimate descriptive designation of geographic nature. Like saying "American brain dead hitters" which is the rest of the roster. I guess all of the popular French bashing we've been doing lately is racist.

By Anonymous Eric again, at 10:25 PM  

I remember being annoyed at the use of accents in players' names on the Yahoo fantasy baseball site; my searches for Rodriguez or Gonzalez would fail because they did not match the accented character.

In general I think that one should not try to import the features of one language into another.

By Blogger Floyd, at 10:19 AM  

It's too bad the Giants players are offended by having Latin players criticized, but not by entirely apt criticism of their awful play. Don't want people to call you a "brain dead hitter hacking at slop"? Then stop swinging at pitches at eye level.

By Blogger Floyd, at 2:54 PM  

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