Tuesday, June 28, 2005

267!!!!! MODERN RECORD TIED!!!

Jason Jennings does it again, distracted by too many pickoff throws to first, in the 5th inning on a 1-2 count with 1 out!!!

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At 6/28/2005 10:23:00 PM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" Huckabee Jr. said...

Lord have mercy that must have hurt. Jason “JJ” Jennings is forever a footnote. I don’t reckon I will be able to hold back the tide of verbal effluvium among the press corps sheep who will trip over themselves to get to an interview with the man who just achieved a tie for third place on the all time plunkee list, so I might as well offer a tip of my gimme hat and keep my sizable mouth shut (and my stubby fingers off the keyboard… Mama always says watching me type on the computer is like watching a man swat flies with a Buick).

When Craig Biggio tied Ron Hunt for 4th place on the all time list during the 2004 season that same flock of media sheep didn’t even know this gripping statistic existed, so it is mighty interesting to me now that they are all making such a big to-do over a tie for third place. Onward to Tommy Tucker’s second-place two hundred and seventy two plunkings … and send Strech Suba over with some ice for Biggio.

I will, henceforth and forever more, always fondly think of Biggio by the novel and painfully appropriate nickname, “Target.” In the mean time, happy 56th birthday to Don “Tied for 3rd” Baylor.

If Craig Biggio had $10,847 for every one of his 267 plunkings, then he’d have fifty seven million nine hundred twenty two thousand nine hundred and eighty nickels. That’s a lot of nickels...

 
At 6/28/2005 10:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And he scores on the salami! Good times all around!

 
At 6/28/2005 10:32:00 PM, Blogger pbr said...

Wow, how'd I miss that it was Baylor's birthday? Good catch Cletus. Soon we'll be able to put this "modern record" talk behind us for good.

 
At 6/28/2005 10:43:00 PM, Blogger Clark said...

Three in a row by the same pitcher... has that happened before?

 
At 6/28/2005 10:47:00 PM, Blogger Clark said...

Forget that I asked... should have read a couple of posts down first.

 
At 6/28/2005 11:00:00 PM, Anonymous oswaltbabe said...

Biggio also tied Joe Carter and Joe DiMaggio for extra-base hits tonight.

 
At 6/29/2005 12:36:00 AM, Blogger Laurence said...

You know, Chad Qualls was doing great these past few games. I think it had to do with my wearing a Qualls jersey when he pitched. Somehow, the improbability of a Qualls jersey having been bought and worn did something karmically.

Forgive me for not wearing it tonight, but I was somewhat occupied.

 
At 6/29/2005 12:54:00 AM, Anonymous cletus j. "bubba" huckabee jr. said...

Let us hope that Master Kim Byung Hyun will use the traditional Korean frozen cabbage leaf trick to focus a mystical pitch at a well protected and heavily padded portion of “Target’s” body in the final game of the series.

 

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