I’m posting this without having watched it yet, but Ted Berg and Bobby O are both righteous dudes, so I’m sure it’s rad. At the very least you can marvel at the studio’s sideways widescreen TVs and neon orange lights.
Update: I’m 90% certain that writing the name “Ted” caused that first sentence to sound very Bill and Ted-esque. Also I watched the video and it’s pretty cool.
One correction: I confused Garrett Olson (who is still in big league camp, which is the opposite of what I said) with Jeremy Hefner (who has been optioned to Triple-A). Olson is still in the lefty reliever runnings, as far as I know.
As Mark Simon of ESPN pointed out in this post the other day, Ruben Tejada made 24 plays on balls outside of the shortstop’s fielding zone last season. Tejada’s rate of 14.7 innings per “out of zone play” was the best mark in the majors last season for a shortstop with at least 350 innings in the field.
Should we make a Ruben Tejada appreciation post a weekly feature until spring training starts? A daily feature? An hourly feature, even? I was at this game, so I didn’t hear the call until just now — I like how Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez barely stop to acknowledge the play. That kind of season, I guess.
Here’s what you missed. I never realized the problem was bees. Via Talking Chop.
Maybe it’s just because I’m immature, but I’ve generally enjoyed weekend update as of late. Reyes joke at 0:45 mark. Didn’t catch this live, so it comes via MetsPolice.
Mr. Carpenter, Mr. Furcal and all the St. Louis Cardinals; Mr. Fister, Mr. Scherzer, Mr. Valverde, Mr. Young, Mr. Kelly and all the Tigers. We thank you kindly.
There needs to be a shorter way to say “batting average on balls in play.”
This is Sandy Alderson speaking about Ike Davis . . . I think. I don’t know. I think I saw it on the pre-game yesterday. I’m really only posting it because of the screen shot before you press play.