Friday, May 20, 2005

"A Nice Club"

In following my favorite sports teams, one thing I like to do is pay close attention to what the opposing columnists, beat writers, players and managers say about my teams. To me, there is more truth in those statements, especially when made after the game. The law reflects this, as the rules of evidence exclude statements by a party-opponent from the definition of hearsay.

Anyway, I'd like to offer as Nats Blog Exhibit 1, a statement by a Mr. Ned Yost, manager, Milwaukee Brewers:

"That team, over there?" Yost said, gesturing with his thumb toward the
Nationals' clubhouse. "That's a nice club. A nice club. They play the
game right. They don't make mistakes. And they're tough."

Of course, there is impeachment evidence against Yost: He is the man who intentionally walked Cristian Guzman.


At 12:20 PM, Blogger Sam said...

Ring ring . . .

[A]: Tech Support.

[Sam]: It's Sam and my computer's freaking out. Can you get someone up here?

[Tech]: What's it doing?

[Sam]: Well, it says that the Brewers are intentionally walking Cristian Guzman to get to Livian Hernandez.

[Tech]: Huh?

[Sam]: I know. Hernandez is the better hitter. And Yost has got to know that even Frank Robinson might hit for him here in a 2-1 game. Our bullpen's been rocking lately.

[Tech]: Why are you calling me?

[Sam]: Well, I've got a lot of work to do that I've blown off sitting here on gameday, so I want you to come up and fix this thing so it works right.

[Tech]: So it works right?

[Sam]: Yeah, I mean at best, Guzman legs out an infield hit that caromed off the pitcher's glove or something. But I can't do real work on a computer that says Cristian Guzman's been intentionally walked. Who knows what it will do next?

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Brian said...

and for some perspective, Cristian has had 3,687 career plate appearances with count'em 8 intentional walks.


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