Thank goodness we have Jeff Passan to ask the tough questions!
December 6, 2011 Leave a comment
Come baseball season, I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of Jeff Passan. I wonder why…
The whole article is kinda dumb, with tidbits like these…
On Sunday night, the Marlins gave Jose Reyes $106 million for the next six seasons. Between 2006 and 2009, the Marlins’ combined opening day payrolls were $104,160,000.
That may seem outrageous, until one uses the amazing tool know as division.
Marlins average payroll – $26 million
Reyes average salary – $17.7 million
It is a stupid comparison, we get it, the Marlins are spending a lot of money this offseason, write about something interesting. That isn’t all that absurd.
What’s that? You have…
3. Tim Tebow invaded our consciousness. Yes, this is still a baseball column, though it’s fair to delve into the news of the day when it can translate. And on Sunday afternoon, when Tebow was defying the laws of physics and aesthetics to help manufacture another win, I threw out a question on Twitter.
Who is the baseball equivalent of Tim Tebow?
Great, and I mean it, greeeeeeeeaaaaaaat question. Thank god for twitter.
I first suggested Dustin Pedroia because even though he doesn’t do things the normal way, he succeeds nevertheless. Thankfully, people on Twitter are much smarter than me and filled in the blanks.
Is this supposed to be a jab at Pedroia’s height or something? How does he not do things the normal way? Does we bat with one leg in the air? Perhaps he throws the ball and the glove to first base. I’m not really sure.
But now for the greatest thing of all time…
Part of the beauty in watching Tebow is the disparate things he means. To some, he is gritty and gutsy…
Now, if you read any Fire Joe Morgan in your lifetime, you know that the next person is either Darin Erstad or David Eckstein…
which drew dozens of David Eckstein comparisons.
That is just awesome. I don’t know who should take this more personally, Tebow or Eckstein.