More Shitty Sports Reporting
Turn on MLB Network’s “Trade Deadline Special” and the first thing I hear the host, Greg Amsinger say is, “(Paul Maholm) has the ability to shut down teams, and we’ve seen him throw seven, eight innings of just one-run, eight strikeouts.”
In 148 career starts, know how many times Paul Maholm has done that? Three. Three times. Sept 17, 2005 – Eight innings, no runs, eight strikeouts. August 8, 2008 – Seven innings, no runs, ten strikeouts. June 11, 2009 – Seven innings, one run, eight strikeouts.
Describing a guy using something he does 2% of the time? Not really a good indication of this guy’s ability. I’ll be floored if Amsinger could point out any of those performances specifically, that was just pulled out of his ass. Shit like this really pisses me off. Scott Podsednik hits a home run in about 4% of the games he’s played in – forty in nine hundred and seventy-nine. Didn’t call him a slugger at the deadline, did we? There’s just no accountability. Gah.
Edit – He just now called Wandy Rodriguez “small.” He’s 5’11″ 195. Small for a professional athlete? Sure. But not small.