Winter League Updates
While we listen, we can review this good summary of the young Nats in the winter leagues. Did you know Endy Chavez had a brother named Ender in the Nats system? I didn't. (Dexys, please fill in a joke about "Endy" and "Ender" here)
[SNV here - a couple of thoughts. I thought that the younger Chavez had passed away, since there was all that talk about the Expos having a Dead Ender on their roster last year. Also, aren't these names a little Tolkeinesque? Brothers named Endy and Ender who fought in the Second Age concerning the Great Goblet of Goodness. Of course, Tolkein would also give them nicknames, too, to confuse the situation worse, like "Endy/Morphus and Ender/Malactus" so you would have no idea who was who. These are also the worst children's names since Magglio Ordonez and his wife Dagly named their kids Magglio Jr. and Maggliana. Me, I would have picked "Rey."]
[Dexy's says: While I can appreciate your mistake of thinking that Endy and Ender Chavez were named by Tolkein, that is incorrect. If not for me telling you in advance, in May you would have learned from the new Star Wars movie that there was a small latin barrio on the moon Endor, which I am sure you know is home of the Ewoks. After the battle, there was a huge party where everyone got drunk, and a female Ewok, Edna Chavez, had a brief but torrid affair with Han Solo (Yes, Leia was pissed and as you can see here, confronted the Ewok mistress). Upon becoming pregnant, Edna, in disguise, hitched a ride to Earth looking unsuccessfully for Han. She had the babies and kept her last name, not knowing Han's last name--Han apparently had a rule whereby he never gave his last name to an inter-species fling. At this point feeling homesick when the first baby came out, she named it "Endor." She didn't realize that she also had a second baby, and when asked it's name, she repeated "Endor." Frankly, given how hard it is for a human to understand Ewok, I think it is remarkable that the nurse was able to get something as close to that as Endy and Ender on the birth certificates.]
[SNV: TMK gets promoted to full post inclusion....
At 2:46 PM, TMK67 said...
This is not a good sign. Despite their name, Ewalks are not especially schooled in plate discipline, lack power, and are therefore taught to rely upon their speed and glovework. And Han Solo struck out more than Jose Valentin in a windstorm.]