This is a dark day. My esteemed blogfather Hugh Hewitt starts off with a little light-hearted banter about the Boston Red Sox (say that name with pride, son!). Then, sadly, Hugh gets carried away and utters this:
Did I mention that Rocky Colavito should have been elected to the Hall of Fame twice before Yaz got in as a visitor?
It's so sad to see things like this happen. Now, I think Hugh, being of Irish descent and all, probably enjoys an adult beverage now and then. But surely not at 6:54 a.m., when the above was posted. One suspects that a little of that Ohio inferiority complex got the best of him; I hear it manifests itself mostly in early December mornings, when it starts to sink in on Buckeye fans that once again, they're not going to the Rose Bowl.
I will not embarrass Hugh any further, except to note that it was Carl Yastrzemski who won three batting titles (career average .285), the Triple Crown, seven Gold Gloves, and got 3,419 hits (an average of 162 hits per season). Rocky hit .266 lifetime and had, um, 1730 hits (about 123 per season). No Triple Crowns in sight for ol' Rock.
We hope Hugh is feeling better by the time his show starts today.