I found this piece by Ben Lindberg to be interesting. Carlos Santana may be the subject that started the thought process, but I thought the concept was fun. We really can explain away anything that we couldn’t predict. Here’s the money paragraph-
“Maybe early-season Santana’s swing was off. Maybe his position switch really was messing with his mind. (He hasn’t played third since May 22, although that has more to do with defense and Lonnie Chisenhall’s bat than with Santana’s psyche.) Or maybe all he had to do was wait for better bounces. If you can tell which explanation best suits Santana, and if you can consistently do the same with other slumping or streaking players, you might have a front-office future.”
I participated in a roundtable of sorts over at Red Right 88. Several good contributors. And me. [Red Right 88]
I have no words really.
Did anyone else notice that the Browns still have Ford as a sponsor for training camp, but no longer have the Ford logo on the practice jerseys?
Here are some more uniform tidbits for the week–
— Phil Hecken (@PhilHecken) July 29, 2014
Wow. Thatsa big logo.
College football teams with "non-contrasting" uni numbers will now be penalized one time-out per quarter. pic.twitter.com/hL062bDG6A
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) July 28, 2014
Last year, the NCAA made a rule change that numerals on a jersey must contrast the base color of the jersey. But there were no penalties for breaking the rule. There are now.
“It took four days, but Tuesday marked the first time that Pettine was not asked about one of the quarterbacks in his post practice media gaggle. It’s amazing how despite the hype and hoopla over a player, eventually a training camp settles into a predictable pattern that has nothing to do with the hyped player.”
Come on Pat. You should know better. The reason nobody asked about the QB competition was because Mary Kay didn’t show up until after Pettine’s Q&A was over.