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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?)

Posted by One More Dying Quail at 11:19 AM

12 Comments:

.238/.385/.595
27 HR
117 RBI

sigszilla said...
Apr 20, 2008, 12:07:00 PM  

Dave Kingman numbers.

.212/33hr/98RBI/201strikeouts/200 dead chickens.

rock said...
Apr 20, 2008, 12:41:00 PM  

I'll go with Rob Deer numbers. (1989's actual numbers to be exact)

.210/26 hr/65 rbi/158 k's in 466 ab's

Anonymous said...
Apr 20, 2008, 1:13:00 PM  

OFF-TOPIC:

So I just discovered that I apparently have TNT HD on my cable lineup, but for some strange reason it has no audio. It's like it's perpetually on mute.

Then again, maybe that's not that bad all the time......

Willmott said...
Apr 20, 2008, 1:43:00 PM  

Anyone know the O/U on moronic statements by Van Gundy & Jackson? I'll take the over, whatever it is. Oh, and the Denver Nuggets' bus just caught on fire.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/playoffs2008/news/story?id=3355619&campaign=rss&source=NBAHeadlines

Apr 20, 2008, 2:38:00 PM  

nothing says nba like "cuntry" music for the opening montage....as charles barkley once said "this ain't nascar"

Anonymous said...
Apr 20, 2008, 3:12:00 PM  

Nice flop by Iverson....when will the NBA stop this foolishness and go to some sort of diving rule like the NHL to discourage this?

Anonymous said...
Apr 20, 2008, 3:17:00 PM  

Mike Breen: "I'm surrounded by idiots."

Amen, Mike. Amen.

Willmott said...
Apr 20, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

@wilmott:

Can't disagree, especially since Mark Jackson called AI "Pound for pound, the best player in NBA history." The exchange he & Van Gundy had the rest of the quarter is why he can't take that Knicks job fast enough.

Apr 20, 2008, 4:20:00 PM  

@rick james bible owner: And why Knick fans are doomed to more years of misery after he takes the job.

Willmott said...
Apr 20, 2008, 4:52:00 PM  

More Van Gundy goodness:

JVG: "From the uber conference, the Western Conference."
Jackson: "From the what? What conference?"
JVG (laughing): "I've got to stop laughing at my own jokes."

I've gotta find the game on ESPN Radio somewhere.

Apr 20, 2008, 5:06:00 PM  

His statline would pretty much be 162 games of Wily Mo Pena.

- b said...
Apr 21, 2008, 2:36:00 PM  

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