Friday, March 11, 2005

What Did Jerry Do Today? Vol. IV

He got lost on the way to the ballpark again. The directions to the "away" park were locked in his brain and he went there instead of the "home" park.

Before that, the desk clerk at the hotel asked him for his credit card. Jerry said, "I'm with the Padres. They're going to pay my hotel room. And I'll see you tomorrow, pal."

Canseco at Carlsbad Costco

I guess Canseco was up there for a book signing yesterday. I heard on the radio that he was wearing sun glasses the whole time to cover his twitching eye. I regret now that PFS76 didn't send Jon up there to take pictures. Jon lives in Carlsbad part of the time and he thinks it only takes 10 minutes to get from Central SD to Carlsbad. That would be a nice PFS76 exclusive. Oh well though... at least we were on top of the hot dog taste testing.

A little bit of Jon magic...

I knew that Dave Roberts was born in Japan, and I tried to make the connection that Japanese players that Jon crushes on will go on to have good careers in the MLB. Jon said that Dave Roberts isn't actually of Japanese descent, so it wouldn't work that way.

Now, I find out, through the magic of Ducksnorts that Dave Roberts is half Japanese! Roberts has never scored more than 64 runs in a season in his career and 100 is the magic number we're looking for out of leadoff. However, I'm thinking that with a little bit of Jon magic, we can add to that total. Since Roberts is half japanese, we could maybe expect 50% more out of him if Jon crushes on him 50% as much as he normally would a player of full Asian descent. So, putting on my Bill James mathematics hat, if I add that 50% to his best run total, that would give (32+64)... 96 runs...

Hmmmmmm... That's short of the 100 mark. My math may be wrong. I'll have to go over it some more.

In other news...
Jose Canseco wants immunity. He's already got super strength and great hair. Once he's got immunity, all he needs is a flashy red suit and he'll be Captain Marvel. Oh wait, that's invulnerability. Not immunity. Nevermind.

It looks like Guzman will only be out six weeks as opposed to the whole year. Great news if Jon's crush never develops for Roberts.