Friday, May 21, 2010

For Our Collective Debate

Thanks to Steve Dittmore for sending us this link:

Back to back: Albert Pujols tops SN's top 50 MLB players list (SportingNews.com)

Quoth Messr. Dittmore:

For our collective debate, here is [Wednesday's] release of the top 50 players in MLB. Somehow, Triple Crown leader Ethier is 30th (behind Kemp at 26th) and Matt Holliday at 28. Really? Matt Holliday?

Anyway, Manny still nets 43rd on the list, but that is down 39 slots from last year.

The release is flawed in that it does not say when the ballots were cast.

Like Power Rankings, these types of lists serve no purpose other than to rile folks up. Derek Jeter only fourth? HERESY. Personally, I'm just glad three Dodgers made the cut.

21 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

Derek Jeter 1-50

Dusty Baker said...

Ely #51

Josh S. said...

I hope Ely's still in the rotation for the Yankees series so he can strike out Jeter and make Twitter implode.

Fred's Brim said...

Happy Birthday Dusty. If I could I would happily buy you a beer and a dog at the game

Fred's Brim said...

@Josh S - I am with you on that. But exploding Twitter isn't that hard. I think they are worried about some sun spots that are expected at the end of the month

Dusty Baker said...

Cheers, FB! I'll buy myself a beer and a dog and you can just owe me. ;-)

Steve Sax said...

You mean Twitter would explode like Blogger the past two weeks?

Josh S. said...

I'm wasting time this morning looking at the Google Earth 3D model of Dodger Stadium. My favorite part is the banner recreations on the outside that are a touch outdated.

Takshi Saito! Brad Penny! Derek Lowe! Olmedo Saenz! Yhency Brazoban! Nomar! Wilson Betemit! Brett Tomko! Jeff Kent! (With no name for some reason.)

Thankfully, Chad, Dre, JMart, and Furcal are on there too.

Dusty Baker said...

Tomko! Watch your language, Josh.

Dusty Baker said...

If you REALLY want to waste time, go to Google's main site and play Pac-Man to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its release.

Bless you, bless you, bless you, Google.*

*Except for that Blogger thing.

Dusty Baker said...

I miss our old boy Saenz. I saw someone with a Saenz jersey the other night, in fact.

Dusty Baker said...

This is just freaky:

http://yfrog.com/jvaccmj

Jason said...

@Josh - I was checking out the Google Earth Dodger Stadium experience as well. I enjoy that they gave virtual depth to the gas station in center field but left the "Team Store" tents flat as virtual pancakes behind the pavilions.

I wish they would have superimposed a photo of Vin calling the game in the press box, though.

Jason said...

Happy birthday Dusty!

And they should have put Carrol in the Boba Fett image. The eye slit might be wide enough to let him see directly in front of him.

Dusty Baker said...

Thanks, Jason! Send me a pic of a posh bar when you get the chance.

Dusty Baker said...

I would just make myself crazy(er) with this, wouldn't I?

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/espn-iscore-baseball-scorekeeper/id308630038?mt=8

Small Sample Size said...

Just saw Steve Sax hit a 3 run Bomb for the Yankees against the Royals. Knocked in Deion Sanders and Roberto Kelly. Don Mattingly on deck with Matt Nokes in the hole. Ah the good ole days

Jason said...

Dusty, I don't have any posh bar pics available so I'll give you your choice of:

Beer vending machine in Kyoto, Japan
Roaming beer vendor at a Tokyo Swallows game
The majestically lit contents of the minibar at the Park Hyatt Tokyo
The brew kettles at Red Hook

Dusty Baker said...

Excellent stuff, Jason!

I can't help but think I should drink Red Hook ESB tonight since it's ESB night.

Paul said...
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Paul said...

Take 2 and action:

Oh how I miss beer vending machines and my whiskey bottle being held for me at the bar.

I can't wait to see Ely tomorrow!!