I hereby propose this as the new nickname for Julio Lugo. This roughly translates to "The Void", or "The Emptiness".
While we’re at it, I propose we christen Timlin “Brindis”.
It’s the curse of Nomar.
i wasn’t sure if this belonged on the j tavarez comparison to clemens thread or this one, but either way it’s funny:
courtesy of Kevin Hench, FoxSports.com, via the dirt dogs:
“…Lugo is hitting .217 with a .591 OPS. In 664 career at bats, Braves pitcher Mike Hampton has a .292 OBP and a .354 slugging percentage for a .646 OPS. In other words, the Red Sox would have scored more runs with Mike Hampton leading off for them than Julio Lugo….”
There is no excuse for batting guys with OBPs of .283 and .275 respectively at the top of your lineup. None. Theo had better be on the phone with Tito tonight or tomorrow taking care of this idiocy.
i agree paul…although i don’t think the yank leadoff situation is ideal either, so i’ll be careful what i say…just seems like lugo has had a real bad time of it after hopes had been so high for him…question is if he’s salvageable, or do they just give up on him…
In an ideal world, dc, Jeter would lead off and Cano would hit consistently enough to bat number 2. Damon would be relegated to the 7-hole where he probably belongs long-term.
Curse of Nomar? No way. This is the curse of OC — the Sox never should have let that guy go.
There’s only one way out of this mess: Convince the Angels to sign A-Rod this winter. Then maybe we can have our own shortstop back.
Since the beginning of 2005, offered without comment:
Edgar Renteria — .291/.354/.428
Orlando Cabrera — .282/.333/.397
Julio Lugo — .275/.339/.393
Alex Gonzalez — .261/.309/.404
What is the Spanish translation for “dude who can’t play short, can’t hit a lick, tugs on his crotch violently and is trying to send me to an early grave”????
jp, Spanish pseudotranslation courtesy of babelfish:
tipo que no puede jugar el shortstop, no puede golpear una lamedura, tirones en su entrepierna violentamente y está intentando enviarme a un sepulcro temprano.
Thanks froggy…that doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. :)
How about this instead:
el sonido aspirante grande
(the big sucking sound)
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