Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Fuck the Heck?

It is rare to come across a statement that makes absolutely no sense, even when silly people get together to talk about grown men playing baseball. For instance, when someone says that "Frank Thomas clogs up the basepaths" it's wrong and stupid, but still sorta makes sense. That is, the reader can understand the point conveyed; Frank Thomas is a cow, so his walks are worth less than a faster player's walks (at least that's what I think is meant by this nonsense; someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).

Similarly, when someone utters a malapropism, it's usually easy to discern what is meant. Archie Bunker, for example, was hilarious because we knew what he was trying to say, but he screwed it up.

Sidenote: Notice anything KIND OF shocking in that video? Could anyone get away with that stuff now? The South Park guys don't count-- I mean with live action actors.

Anyway, the Fire Joe Morgan guys already posted this and I'm genuinely confused.

Encarnacion's homer kick-started the Reds' rally against Eric Gagne. Encarnacion is the most volatile player in the Reds' lineup - his early season defensive woes and his slump at the plate have been counter-balanced by a few clutch homers, often in the same game.

Fortunately for him, Reds manager Dusty Baker seems to be more patient with Encarnacion than previous manager Jerry Narron. "I'm happy for him because this guy bleeds internally, big-time," Baker said.

What the hell is Dusty trying to say here? That's not a rhetorical question. Please enlighten me in the comments.

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