Thursday, December 01, 2005

Hugh Hewitt, Blasphemer

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.


Blogger Mark said...

They let American Leaguers into the Hall of Fame? Tee Ball players and Slow Pitch Softball must soon follow! 

Posted by Mark

Thursday, December 01, 2005 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous DL said...

Being an old Red Sox fan,(I once watched the splendid splinter, Ted Williams hit one out, and tony C. get hit with a career ending bean ball) I can state that Yaz was among the best and I felt baseball was great in those days because major league farm systems were the source of talent.

Now talent is bought and sold and so are the pennants.
The guy you root for today is playing for the opposing team the next year -loyalty? Why? 

Posted by DL

Thursday, December 01, 2005 3:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking as a boyhood Giant fan, a team that boasts Hall of Fame sluggers like Mel Ott, Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, to say nothing of Barry Bonds, I always thought that Yastremski was overrated. Also, I have a soft spot for Rocky Colavito, because my boyhood black ash Louisville Slugger bore his signature. It was a sad day when I split that bat on a fastball, but at least I made contact. As for Hugh, he always has a soft spot for Ohio teams, but unfortunately the soft spot is in his head. Look how he roots for the Browns and the Indians. Look how he actually fantasizes that Ohio State has a superior football team to USC. It's pathetic. 

Posted by Ralph Kostant

Thursday, December 01, 2005 4:33:00 PM  

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