Friday, August 25, 2006

A Clever Little Article on mlb.com?

What. Just when I had given up on the mainstream media, here's a nice little gem from the normal residence of beat writers and "The Weekender". Usually mlb.com can be counted on to provide idiotic bluster and obvious puff pieces. This little Pluto riff is pointless, sure, but cute, entertaining, and unexpected - just the sort of thing you'd expect from a less distinguished source.
My skepticism and distain returned quickly this morning after reading an article in the New York Times about Utility infielder Nick Green: "Green’s second three-hit game as a Yankee — both against Seattle — put his average at .202, the highest it has been all season."

2 Comments:

Blogger Craig said...

Yeah, that is pretty good. Poor Pluto, it never really had a chance. 9 planets was such a nice number, now I have to reorient my entire universe to this 8 planet number.

(Did you know that the planetoid responsible for this whole topsy-turvy solar system reboot, discovered in 2003, was nicknamed Xena? Or that its apparent moon was given the nickname Gabrielle? Yeah, that's right. The people responsible for discovering them named them after Xena: Warrior Princess. And those aren't their proper names, but they're part of the lexicon now.)

Fri Aug 25, 04:30:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Miles said...

The least distinguished of sources!

Fri Aug 25, 09:15:00 PM EDT  

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