Hello, everyone, and welcome to your second edition of This Week In Twitter.
Let me start by suggesting you give a follow to Jeff Polman (@funkyball77) – a blogger, strat master and all around good guy despite the team he roots for.
A lot has happened in the world of twitter since last week, unfortunately not a lot of it was that interesting. Not anything by any of the players anyway. Let’s cut them some slack, they are getting back into the swing of things and reuniting with teammates. And honestly, this weeks edition wasn’t going to be about them anyway unless there was something really, really awesome that happened. Nope, this week I was going to introduce a new part of TWIT which I hope can become an ongoing segment of this column…
By now I’m sure you’ve heard of Bryce Harper. He was on the cover of Sports Illustrated at 16 years old as the “LeBron James” of baseball. He famously dropped out of high school, obtained his GED and attended JuCo early in order to be eligible for the MLB draft early. He was then taken Continue reading
Not to be confused with Cowherd but I can see how the two can be tricky to separate. So this week we’ve been having a polite back and forth with Jaime Shoemaker (aka Name Redacted Shoemaker). To get yourself caught up, if you aren’t already, start here and then go here.
Caught up? Good. Lets press on.
This was my biggest, of many, issues with the club resigning Cesar “Wiffle Ball” Izturis. Offensively most people would argue that the biggest drop off production wise would be if one of the 2 middle infielders goes down. I agree, but I do think that this years version of the Orioles is much better equipped to withstand losing Brian Roberts for a long period of time than last years version was. It is late so I didn’t make a chart this time, but I did do a little comparison between Roberts and who I consider the best replacement in the leadoff spot currently on the roster, JJ Hardy.
That is a question I wanted to ask the scribe of the latest internet ramble that got my blood boiling. Just to give you an idea, he entitled it “Chipper Jones: Better than Cal Ripken Jr. and Derek Jeter?”
Ok, so someone posing the question didn’t really bother me, but his answer (and certainly) the way he arrived at it did. Once again, let’s go through this from beginning to end as I give Jamie Shoemaker what I like to call The Cowherd Treatment.
As many of our readers are fully aware, new blogs pop up every day. There are so many to keep track of. The lifespans of these blogs vary greatly. Some die as quick as they were born. Others live full and bountiful lives.
Wow, I decided it would be a great idea to recap the random musings and ramblings every week on twitter. In preparation for this, I expanded the number of people I follow from about 40, a week and a half ago, to 217 and counting, as of this morning. While doing this I learned a few things.
These are those things: