The May 4th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Weaver "really had to pee" before the final inning of his no-hitter, Jered's dad didn't eat at all during the game, Scioscia gives Trumbo a vote of confidence at third base and much more...
The Monkey Says: Hilarious, but Jered's speech and interviews afterwards probably set Californians and the half-baked surfer dude stereotype back a good 15 years.
The Monkey Says: It was just so cool that his dad could be at the game. The inadvertent hunger strike only adds to the lore, though plenty of people noticed that Papa Weaver made sure he was well supplied with a frosty beverage while his son worked his no-no magic.
The Monkey Says: And Trumbo rewarded him with a two-run throwing error. Bravo! Seriously though, Scioscia has no choice since Mark has been one of the best Angel hitters this season, he said, damning him with feint praise, and third base is really the only open defensive position to put him at in order to get him the at-bats he deserves.
The Monkey Says: That is almost always the case with Weaver which goes to show that he didn't really do anything particularly special that night in order to dominate the Twins, he just executed what he normally does better than usual.
The Monkey Says: But Weaver did keep the ball from the final out, which I kind of hope he uses to in his next start, which is also against the Twins. It would be the biggest taunt of all time. Too bad it will never happen.
The Monkey Says: Meanwhile, the rest of his team was soiling the memory of the game by almost getting no-hit themselves by Brandon Morrow.
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So, the weirdest thing to me in today's news is that Mr. ™'s Autocorrect jumped to "feint" instead of "faint". He uses the word "feint" in baseball articles? Or anywhere else? The last word of choice I can remember in this context from the 90's is "deke".
Since he was mentioned above, I have a bone to pick with Mark Saxon. Why does ANYBODY use the "quality start" "stat" as he did last night/this morning? It was invented by an agent and should really be called "sub-quality start". Three runs in six innings for an ERA of 4.50 is "quality" only for the Cubs. I'm thinking more like 3.01 for "quality" and anything under is "outstanding". 4.50 barely keeps you in the game, assuming an offense better than the Angels, at which point you are out of it as they were after Arencibia's home run. Ridiculous, and I'm glad to have never read "quality start" in a MWaW article as far as I can remember.
@Rick K. If you think that is bad, Tony Kornheiser said on PTI last night that Jered Weaver isn't a bigger name because he has "never won 20 games." So there's that.
@monkeywithahalo That must be why I didn't realize Kornhol...er, "heiser" was still around. He was irrelevant in the 90's.