Tuesday, October 25, 2011

McCarver the Cut-Up: Quote of the Game

World Series Game 5: October 24, 2011

Not to steal Tim’s thunder, but Joe Buck actually had the worst quote of the game, when Michael Young approached the plate and Buck declared “now he has to face one of the best hitters in baseball…” I’m not even going out of my way to discredit this, if you read Joe Posnanski’s blog yesterday (”Baseball on FOX”) you would have read a proper critique of Young’s praise over others on the team and the reality of statistical evidence of his “moderate” baseball prowess. Also, there were no less than 26 hitters drafted in my fantasy league this year who were, really, much better hitters than Michael Young…Nelson Cruz, Albert Pujols, and Lance Berkman being among that group. Hey, don’t get me wrong…I like Michael Young quite a bit. One of the best hitters in baseball? No, not at all.

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