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Thursday, October 29, 2009
Now that’s a game storyThose of you who recall an era when game strories weren't mere regurgitations of the box score will enjoy Josh Levin's game story over at Slate:
On this night, the slim Phillie's casual brilliance outshines the grunting effort of his hefty ex-Indians teammate CC Sabathia. Despite a recurrent inability to spot his pitches, the Yankees starter kept every Phillie off the scoreboard excepting the brilliant, lefty-hitting second baseman Chase Utley. Down to his last strike in each of his first three plate appearances, Utley coaxed a walk and yanked two solo home runs. Utley's first shot comes with his left hand off the bat, a looping parabola that drops over Yankee Stadium's short right field porch. The second, which extends the Phillies' lead to 2-0, gets half as high off the ground and travels seemingly twice as far to deep right-center, leaving grunts and gasps in its wake.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 9:50am
Since this is grammar day at ShysterBall, he shouldn’t have used variations of “brilliant” and “grunt” twice, maybe not grunt at all. No thesaurus available at NYS?
Posted 10/29 at 10:07 AM
Sentence 1: night vs. outshines & slim vs. hefty
Overplaying the dualaties? One can’t be sure.
Posted 10/29 at 10:20 AM
Posted 10/29 at 10:21 AM
Not to be picky, but those are edits for style, not grammar.
Posted 10/29 at 10:30 AM
Aaron Moreno said...
Seems to recalling The Mick with the one-handed bomb.
Posted 10/29 at 10:54 AM
What, he couldn’t work in “gonfalon”?
Posted 10/29 at 11:40 AM
This is the first baseball-related article I’ve come across that uses the word “grunt” twice with nary a reference to David Eckstein OR Darin Erstad.
Posted 10/29 at 11:56 AM
Somewhere, in whatever plane of existence that exists beyond the mortal realm, Grantland Rice just smiled.
Posted 10/29 at 01:13 PM
dan daniel, fred leib, and damon runyon raise a schooner of ruppert’s brew to young mr levin.
Posted 10/29 at 03:17 PM