Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Back in the early 2000s, I stumbled upon the site Baseball Primer, which is now known as Baseball Think Factory. Although I have several friends who are big baseball fans, they’re either a) Mets fans or b) not statheads. It got pretty annoying to have discussions that begin with “Ty Wigginton is playing some ball” followed by me trying to describe how his OBP wasn’t very good, so it was refreshing to find fellow Yankee fans who were as passionate about baseball as I was, but were also interested in objective analysis and logical thinking.
Around that time, we came to the collective realization that it seemed like every year Mariano Rivera had a stretch of games where he struggled and the papers would run their “What’s Wrong With Mariano?” headlines and then it would end and we’d forget about it, until it happened again the next season.
We coined the phrase WWWMW™, which stands for What’s Wrong With Mariano Week. The earliest reference I can find to is in this post from the first generation of this blog.
Of course, we know now that whenever it happened it was a short-term thing that was not cause for alarm.
That doesn’t mean that Rivera’s not going to lose it at some point, and when he does it could happen quickly. But I don’t think a few shaky games over the past week are cause for alarm.
As a reminder, our very own fgaspirini has a screening of his movie Pelada tonight.
September 21st, 2010 - 8pm - Legends Bar and Restaurant
Doors open at 7:00pm
*Seating is first come, first serve - so come early!
*Kids are welcome and encouraged
Introduction by Ethan Zohn, Q&A with Directors to follow screening
Legends Bar and Restaurant
6 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 1001-3321
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