Ladies and Gentlemen, for the hotly contested statistical competition between Our 2nd Baseman Mark DeRosa vs. Their 2nd Baseman Brian Roberts, the results are in.
(I hope you can read my writing in the illustration up there.)
Bud so graciously put together all the stats, so lets hear him explain:
"Obviously, Roberts had a great series, helping his team to win 2 of 3, hitting .429 with 6 RBI’s and 4 runs scored. But one big stat goes in favor of DeRosa…a .538 On-base % while hitting out of the 7th spot. Roberts had 3 more hits (with one more plate appearance), but DeRosa added 3 walks and a HBP to his 3 hits (in one less plate appearance). By the way…the Orioles #7 hitters (Jones or Payton) were a combined 2 for 12 or .167 INCLUDING Payton’s 2 HR dream night 6/25 (he had 7 HR’s all last year).
Roberts is a solid, veteran 2nd baseman. He’s also a great leadoff hitter. Ours is better…he just happens to be injured. DeRosa also played two games in RF and one at 2B. Defensive versatility is critical, especially when injuries start to show up. Offensively, if he has to be our #7 hitter he’s probably incomparable in that spot."
In other words, DeRo KICKED HIS ASS!
And about this game that happened at Wrigley this afternoon...not gonna write anything.
I'm about to go on vacation, so...not gonna let one little stupid game ruin anything.
I'll keep Cubby Blue up the best I can, but probably I'll miss a little bit.
Please keep the comments coming because, while I can check sports on my computer, I like what you guys say better.
Lastly, please wish me luck in landing the muskie that, 4 years ago, took half my vintage AC Plug (lure), my whole pole, and all my pride.
He took my Budweiser.
He touched my hat.
He spit lake water in my face and called me "Nancy" and later at the bar he beat me at pool and peed on my flip flops.
I'm gonna get that fish.