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Man. You actually made me care about baseball.


You're writing a John R. Tunis novel in your head.


.240 average, but a .427 slugging percentage, based on 17 doubles? What were his other 35 hits? That he had 52 hits and a .427 SP means nearly all of that is made up in doubles. No walks means no eye for pitches but decent eye-hand coordination.

Which gets worse as you get older.

Major league potential? He's not showing it here. Do they use wooden bats in the Cape League? I've been meaning to take in some games...

Jim 7

I saw Mark Kotsay play at Cal State Fullerton back in '95. He hit doubles, stole bases, caught everything, threw out runners and came in and pitched the ninth; he did EVERYTHING, and he made the other players look like kids. Yet Kotsay has been just a little better than average major leaguer. I'm glad I'm not a scout.


Jim, at least you really saw what you saw Kotsay do. As Link points out, I was watching a John R. Tunis novel play out in my head.

actor, Humphries' .427 slugging percentage is from the spring season when he was at Pepperdine, where he hit .305. .241 is what he's batting down here and I don't know what his slugging average is. The whole Angler team's in a slump.

The Cape League uses wooden bats that I believe are provided by MBL.

Rana, I didn't make you care about baseball. Baseball made you care about baseball.


Rana, I didn't make you care about baseball. Baseball made you care about baseball.

No, you made baseball seem interesting, because baseball belongs in the Most Boring Sports category with football (both European and American), golf, and darts. Much like the Superbowl and World Cup, the only way to watch baseball is drinking heavily with friends and really not paying attention to the game at all.

More proof that a decent writer can make the most mundane subject fascinating!

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