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April 23, 2012
BASEBALL: April

Ted Berg brings us the Small Sample Size Song:

Posted by Baseball Crank at 2:01 PM | Baseball 2012-14 | Comments (8) | TrackBack (0)
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And in 2012 the KC Royals lost their first 9...home games!!!

Posted by: maddirishman at April 23, 2012 5:51 PM

Someone needs to blast this song at the "Albert Pujols is overmatched by the AL" idiots until their ears bleed.

Posted by: MSE at April 25, 2012 2:22 PM

Lots of candidates for this, but I thought I might see Shane Spencer.

Posted by: MVH at April 25, 2012 9:10 PM

I mentioned Spencer when Ted was collecting suggestions on Twitter, but he may not have had room. He did take a few of my others, like Mays and Armstrong.

Posted by: Crank at April 25, 2012 9:13 PM

Follow-up question: which MLB player made the most of their brief burst of success? It might just be Spencer, given the timing at the end of the historic 1998 season. World Series ring and all.

Posted by: MVH at April 25, 2012 9:22 PM

Offhand, I'd vote Hurricane Hazle over Spencer, since Spencer was kind of redundant to that juggernaut, whereas Hazle was a key component of the 1957 Braves winning it all (they were tied for first as late as August 6, his third game in the lineup, and won the pennant by 8 games, going 25-12 in his starts).

I'd have to think about other candidates.

Posted by: Crank at April 25, 2012 9:28 PM

That does sound more significant, and I can't remember if Spencer got any significant playing time in the WS. I know he played earlier in the playoffs.

Posted by: MVH at April 26, 2012 7:23 AM

On the road and can't play the video but I would hope that the 1990 and 1991 trifecta of Kevin Maas, Sam Horn and Phil Plantier got a mention.

Posted by: jim at April 27, 2012 6:06 AM
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