Sunday, April 20, 2008
(posted by One More Dying Quail)
The NBA playoffs continue this afternoon with four more opening round games. AA posted the matchups and broadcast teams earlier in the week. You can see the three TNT games and the ABC game at the links below.
TNT NBA Playoffs Announcing Schedule
ESPN NBA Playoffs Announcing Schedule
For those who are uninterested in basketball, TBS has your National Pastime fix. They started with Major League II this morning, Major League is on right now, and Chip Caray and Ron Darling bring us the Dodgers-Braves game at 1:30.
Actually, it was Major League that got me thinking. One of the lesser plot lines in the movie is Pedro Cerrano's inability to hit anything but fastballs. Despite this sort of major problem, Cerrano is kept on the Indians roster all season, which kind of makes sense because the owner wants the team to finish dead last, so having a middle of the lineup hitter who can't handle breaking stuff is actually a good thing.
So here's my question: what were Cerrano's numbers for the Indians during the season portrayed in the movie? I'm thinking of the basic stuff - batting average, homeruns, runs batted in - that would have been the key stats in the late 1980s.
Feel free to leave your thoughts and reasoning in the comments.
(Wait, one more thought: is Trey Hillman the second coming of Lou Brown?)