bucking baseball conventions

There’s nothing like taking some apparent realities and stringing them together in a way that makes them sound far too comical to be true…

Hi, this is Braves blogger Mac Thomason. So, what are we dealing with here? Well, our worst hitters play left field and first base, our biggest power threat hits leadoff, our shortstop is leading the team in RBI even though he got benched for a week for general douchiness, the offense of late has been carried by a man who started the year as the second-string utility infielder, our hotshot rookie CF spent two months on the team without ever revealing that he might have a broken wrist, our cleanup hitter found out a month into the season that he needs glasses, we have two pitchers in the top ten in ERA and both of them have losing records, our putative ace has the worst ERA in the rotation, three relievers are on pace to challenge a team record in appearances, and some people wonder if our Hall of Fame manager has Alzheimer’s. On the other hand, Francoeur is now a Met. Call it even.

…as written on bravesjournal.com. This is such an accurate snapshot of the 2009 Atlanta Braves’ season that it should be published in baseball almanacs for years to come – especially if the team manages to have a decent season.


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