Thursday, December 17, 2009

Welcoming Jamey Carroll With Eyes Wide, Open

I don't know all that much about Jamey Carroll besides what I've read in the general news articles. He's got a lifetime OBP of .351 over eight seasons, more than Orlando Hudson (.348, also over eight seasons) and Ronnie Belliard (.339, over 12). And of course, he's much less expensive (even at two years / $3.85M) than either Hudson or Belliard would have been.

According to the LA Times article today,

In 93 games for the Cleveland Indians last season, Carroll batted .276 with two home runs and 26 runs batted in. His best season was in 2006, when he hit .300 with five home runs and 36 RBIs in a career-high 136 games for the Colorado Rockies.

An eight-year veteran, Carroll has a career average of .273 with 12 home runs and 174 RBIs.

Carroll seems like he'll give us a decently productive hitter, though we won't be able to count on him going yard that often. (Neither did Juan Pierre, for that matter. Or Alex Cora.) And Carroll provides insurance for Blake DeWitt at second base, and is said to be able to cover for Casey Blake at third occasionally.

But what we Sons find really remarkable about Carroll is the width between his eyes. That is some serious real estate. Dude, check this out!

We were talking about this over in the SoSG Staff Room, and I think this may even beat Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, as well as all the others that SoSG Orel found over at The Top Five People Whose Eyes Are Shockingly Far Apart. This has got to be the widest distance between eyes of any Dodger on the roster, perhaps even all-time! It must make for some wicked sweet depth perception, which must be advantageous as a batter. Cool.

Welcome, Jamey!

10 comments:

Josh S. said...

JuanLove said over on MoKM that he read on Twitter we're going after E-Gon. It's a minor league contract, so Frank doesn't have to be a big spengler.

rbnlaw said...

I heard that upon signing with the Dodgers, Carroll's first words were: "It's a trahp!"

At least predators will never be able to sneak up on his blind side.

Orel said...

And then Sandra Bullock will make a movie about it.

Mr. Customer said...

@Orel

It's about time we had a man in this town that can look her square in the eye.

Alex Cora said...

How could you forget UMA THURMAN!!!!! Oh, and just remember 18 foul balls and 1 home run for me.

Neeebs said...

Jackie O's eyes are frikkin scary. I never realized the amount of real estate involved. But then again, her eyes probably evolved that way because she needed to keep at least one eye on her wanderlusting husband. The first one, not the second one.

And...Earthy Kitt was a BABE! Meow.

Josh S. said...

Have Jamey Carroll and Missi Pyle ever been seen in the same place at the same time?

Eric Stephen said...

This is brilliant. The headline cracked me up. Well done, Sax.

karina said...

How can you guys bash Mrs. Jackie O? wide eye distance or not...

Dusty Baker said...

I disassociate myself with any Jackie O bashing.

Maybe Eye Chart, if he makes the team this Spring, can help Carroll?