Saturday, July 13, 2013

Oswaldo Arcia'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). 

We will pour over the box scores to bring you the finest at swinging and missing.

Strike outs!

It had been a while since Off Base had picked apart a hitter's failures at the plate, but Friday Minnesota's Oswaldo Arcia struck out a whole bunch at the House That Boone Logan Built.

First, let's see how many different ways we can misspell/pronounce 'Oswaldo Arcia':

Hoswoldo Arsea
Oswaldiman Archeletta
Oswald Artsia
Old Halss Waldaborncia
Ozzie Canseco
Ozzie Garcia
Roy Oswalrcia
Ozzie & Waldo Garcia


In the second, Arcia faced Hiroki Kuroda, who recently was left off the American League all star team despite excellent numbers. As a Yankees fan I would've been outraged at Kuroda’s omission except that the all star game is really really stupid. Arcia struck out swinging.

The Twins had a runner at second with no outs in the 4th, but Kuroda got Arcia swinging again.

** Top of the 6th inning - Preston Claiborne vs. Oswaldo Arcia **

After the initial hysteria of Claiborne-Arcia I wore off, Claiborne picked up a swinging strike out.

In the eighth, Arcia completed his historic evening by going down looking against David Robertson.

One more: Oz Waldarcia

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