Monday, July 02, 2007

Abes vs Babes 13: The Drive For Five

Trivia question: What do the Yankees' Bobby Richardson, the Cowboys' Chuck Howley, the Lakers' Jerry West, and the A's Dan Johnson all have in common? (answer below scoreboard)

Week 13 Only:
The Abes The Babes
Avg 0.264 0.236
Runs 18 22
HRs 5 5
RBIs 20 21
SBs 3 1
ERA 3.86 2.98
Wins 1 1
Saves 0 0
Ks 24 32
Total 2 4
The Abes The Babes
Avg 0.244 0.264
Runs 269 255
HRs 42 47
RBIs 230 249
SBs 20 41
ERA< 4.85 4.17
Wins 14 24
Saves 0 0
Ks 306 403
Total 1 7

The Babes lead the Abes in Weeks Won 9-2-2

Answer: They all won MVP awards while playing for the losing team. Richardson in the 1960 World Series, Howley in Superbowl V, West in the 1969 NBA Finals, and Johnson during Week 13 of Abes vs Babes.

Yes, the Abes lost again. Much like an Oakland Raiders beat writer, I've come to equate Monday mornings with having to think of a new way to describe another beat-down. This week's twist is that in spite of the loss, the Abes' Dan Johnson (0.423, 3HR, 7RBI) far outshined anybody on either team, including the two best-performing Babes - Luke Scott (0.188, 3HR, 5RBI) and Freddy Sanchez (0.370, 0HR, 3RBI). Wow, what a twist.

In reaction to their daunting 9-2-2 deficit, Abes ownership has decided to temper their ambitions and set a goal of 5 Weeks Won for the season. You may think that's a modest goal, but with only 2 victories in the first half of the season, hoping for 3 more wins over the second half is actually quite aggressive (Edwin Jackson joke graciously removed).


Orel said...

You couldn't find a new picture of Cindy Crawford? C'mon, some of us are too busy procrastinating at work to search for naked girls on the internet.

Eric Karros said...

Only Player of the Week gets a new photo - fortunately, that means a lot more Babe photo turnover than Abes.