Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Garret Anderson's Golden Sombrero

A golden sombrero is awarded to a player who manages to strike out four times in a single game (real golden sombrero not included). It's quite the feat unless you're Ryan Howard or Mark Reynolds. Unfortunately, cycles and no-hitters are all the rage nowadays. Not for me, though. I will pour over the box scores to bring you the finest at swinging and missing.

Garret Anderson is a Dodger? I didn't realize the National League lets you play a guy in left center field like softball. Does he bat 11th? I used to watch ole G.A. play back when he was in his prime with the Angels in some year that had a 9 in it. Garret Anderson is just a professional hitter. I don't know what that means either but he got a lot of hits without really doing much else. He's also incapable of smiling or showing emotion. The Mayo Clinic diagnosed him with Robotism Emotiontitis. He's hitting .180/.197/.287 this year. When reached for comment, he said, "How'd you get this number?" On that note, let's take a look at how he went 0-5 and put on a Golden Sombrero tonight.

Top 4th: Anderson struck out looking against Jonathan Sanchez.

Top 6th: Anderson struck out looking against Santiago Casilla. I like it when retired players still watch baseball.

Top 7th: Anderson struck out looking against Casilla again.

Top 9th: Anderson struck out swinging against Denny Bautista. 3 pitches, all swinging.

Sometimes you retire from baseball, sometimes baseball retires you.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe I missed those Santiago Casilla-Garret Anderson showdowns.