For what it's worth, I do think that hockey is the cause of our lefty heavy lineup. Just compare the number of right-handed hockey sticks to the number of lefties in a store.
I doubt it, because the "left-handed hockey players" more often than not are right-handed people. Like me! And, oddly enough, most of the left-handed people I know are "right-handed" hockey players. Hmmm.
It makes me think that what we have here is a piece of rather goofy hockey terminology. When a "left-handed hockey player" takes one hand off the stick, which hand does he keep on it? That's right - "left handed hockey players" depend on their right hand. The stick just happens to be pointing to the left.
That is all.
That is interesting. (And I've probably been reading too much into my own experience. Once more - the plural of "anecdote" is not "data")
Are there odd combinations out there? Brooks Robinson, for example, does pretty much everything left-handed. Except bat and throw. Jimi Hendrix was a right-handed guy who played the guitar left-handed...
Yeah, that's probably the safe bet. I'd still be tempted to do it, but I probably wouldn't. If you do it and lose, you'll never hear the end of it, while if you don't do it and lose people won't give you a hard time.
It also would have been alot more tempting to go for it when they were up 8-0 and had the chance at a mercy win.
And looking back, it seems NFH and Jordan were the heroes of the Grapefruit updates on da Box.
And as any great NFH fan would know, he's been out of town this week.
I'm not sure who has (or wants) the power or interest to delegate responsibility of content creation, but I have a sneaky feeling someone is going to say we shouldn't even be talking about this in public.
Totally understandable. I think all people are really asking for, or at least what I would ask for, is just a new thread every couple days where we can talk about the recent Jays games and post links to interesting baseball articles. Those types of threads that are found here everyday during the regular season are some of my favorite site content and now that Spring training has started, I miss them.
Maybe it was a miscommunication or a misunderstanding but I thought the most recent Notes thread was for talking about Barry Bonds and steroids. Im prepared to accept that that could be just my own personal stupidity, but that is what I thought. So when Ive been visiting the site the last couple days it looks to me like there hasnt been a new Roundup-type thread in almost a week.
The work that goes into the site is very much appreciated. I check everyday and Id be lying if I said I wasnt concerned by the recent perceived inactivity. Concerned not because I think anyone on this site owes me anything, but concerned because I really really enjoy what you guys have built here and I dont want to lose it.
I note that the phrase "pinch hit" appears 4 times in this thread already. I note also that there's a difference between "a chance to contribute" and "total free reign".
My apologies. I didn't mean that seriously -- I'm not great at conveying humour.
Yes, I realize we can send in a so-called "pinch-hit." But that really isn't the point. When reader JB21 requests a new NFN thread, he gets yelled at because he doesn't volunteer his time like the roster does. If JB21 had sent in a pinch-hit in the past, would that have changed things? Would you all have said "Well, JB21 has contributed in the past so he's allowed to voice his concern?"
I mean don't get me wrong. I appreciate the work that most of you do. I really love this website -- it's been my homepage for three years. But sometimes I feel like certain indviduals get a little haughty because they chose to donate something to the site that many of us don't have the opportunity to do.
Remember, in a Pena, there is no distinguishable difference between the members and the non-members. :-)