10.10.2006

Counterpoint: Magglio's Hair Looks Dumb

Oh Trout, you naive AL Central homer. Seriously, you just like to pick teams from the White Sox division and your favorite former Sox players, right? Too bad Carlos Lee isn't in the playoffs because surely you would have picked him to go all the way. Picking Maggs over big Frank is a silly proposition.
First, did you see that ALDS? The Big Hurt comes out of the gates with a two homer game. Magglio had a fine game 4 but games 1-3 he was 2/11 with 0 RBI. Frank hit .500 in their three games and I might remind you that he went 3/4 in the game Santana started.
Next, don't forget the history of it all. Last I checked, Frank had two MVP's to his name. And if you don't care about the history (what kind of baseball fan doesn't care about history?) just look at this year's HR/RBI totals. Magglio: 24/104. Big Hurt: 39/114. Run the math on that one. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Again, Magglio's hair looks dumb. However, in that picture you posted earlier today, he looks kind of fat too. Like "freshman fifteen" fat. Too many late night burrito runs, Magglio? Last minute term paper?
Finally, to touch on the other players. I love the Tigers young starters, but they are just that. Young. Zito and Loaiza have experience and aren't old or preoccupied with beating up cameramen like Kenny Rogers. More math: Huston Street > Todd Jones.
My only concern, the power of Jim Leyland's moustache. Don't underestimate it. I say it's worth at least two games all by itself.
Prediction: Athletics in 7

7 comments:

trout said...

First, it is really too bad El Caballo isn't in the playoffs. Having old Sox players on new teams is what makes these playoffs more interesting for me. I guess former Reds players (and current Reds) just aren't good enough to make the playoffs, eh? Oh wait, Sean Casey is with the Tigers--shouldn't you be picking the Tigers?

Second, I saw both ALDS games. The A's swept close games from the Twinkies (it remains a mystery to me how they made the playoffs in the first place), and the Tigers absolutely embarrassed the Yanks in 3 consecutive games. In other words, the Tigers impressed me much, much more.

Gage said...

Sean Casey is awesome but I'm not a confused homer like you. Plus, I have a ten thousand word (or less) thesis coming up on why the reds should go after Zito, so I'm just getting a head start.

Gage said...

Update: Peter Gammons picks A's in 7. Further proof that Trout hates stroke victims.

trout said...

Peter Gammons had an aneurysm, not a stroke. Further proof Gage is a fucktarded moron.

trout said...

And I should add that while you can come up with a whole freaking dissertation on why the Reds should go after Zito, I can come up with two words on why Zito will not be a Red next year: New York.

Gage said...

You still hate stroke victims, you heartless bastard. I have other proof that I choose not to present at this time.

Jason said...

Figures the ex-Red gets injured.