Thursday, April 02, 2009

Messin' with Angels

A short list today as the Los Angeles California Anaheim Angels only have three players whose names are nouns. First in the lineup is Scot Shields, who used to be a decent defensive player. The 6' 1" relief pitcher is getting a few dings in his armor as his number of saves is continually dropping. One would think the eight year veteran would be getting better at this.


Next is Jered Weaver, an average pitcher, who often has difficulty putting power behind his pitches. This is probably because he's all leg and no arm.


Last is Torii Hunter, a $16 million dollar center field slugger. When not on the field, Hunter can be spotted cautiously tiptoeing in the Los Angeles area toting a gun. When asked about this bizarre ritual, Hunter cautioned "Be vewy vewy quiet,I'm hunting wabbit."


Enjoy a touching song about angels...

Flight of the Conchords - Angels

12 comments:

GM-Carson said...

It was kind of difficult for Shields to collect saves with record breaking K-Rod racking up nearly every opportunity. He's a damn fine set-up man though.

yougabsports said...

It'll be interesting to see if Shields gets more ops this year with Fuentes out there this year rather than Rodriguez. Shields is valuable and he'll likely see some solid inning work this year regardless of save opportunities.

Nice post.

GM-Carson said...

Since "holds" and "set-up" men have become a big deal around the late 90's, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who done it longer and better than Scot Shields.

LONG DRIVE: A PHILLIES BLOG said...

I'm hoping Madson can be half the setup man Shields is, or half the setup man he was in the 2008 postseason.

GM-Carson said...

If Madson can continue pumping out 96-98 mph fastballs to go along with his plus changeup then Phils Phans should remain happy.

tamtam said...

LOL!!! jared weaver's card is awesome XD

Nilfheim said...

Wow. That is all I can say. The use of Flight of The Conchords, BRILLIANT!!! since you did Angles, you added Angels... lol. What's next for you?

Burton said...

Ermm...Other teams, maybe?

Burton said...

Oh yeah, welcome to the blog Nilfheim! Thanks for reading. I take it you're into Norse mythology?

GM-Carson said...

Why the hell do you even know that?

Burton said...

Sorry...I'm a nerd.

Erin! said...

My favorite part:
"Probably because he's all leg..."

Hahahahaa.