Thursday, April 8, 2010

Four actual strikeouts plus one apostrophe strikeout...

I've got baseball on the brain lately. (So what else is new, right?) I actually had to take last night off from watching baseball because I was too sleep-deprived from watching so much baseball earlier in the week. But even when I'm not watching baseball, I'm still thinking about it. I have two fantasy baseball teams this year, and I tend to mildly obsess over them. For instance, I'm really kinda irked at this guy, even though he's so pretty and has some truly lovely tattoos:



That's Josh Hamilton. He's an outfielder for the Texas Rangers. I have him on a fantasy team because he's supposed to be good (also, he's cute, which totally shouldn't matter, except that this is me we're talking about here...so of course it matters). And he's been stinking this season. Seriously stinking. His average so far this season? .000. He has had seven at-bats, and he hasn't gotten a hit in any of them. And then yesterday...




...he got the golden sombrero. What's a golden sombrero, you ask? It's a term for when a baseball player strikes out four times in one game (which is what Hamilton did yesterday). And it's something that should not be apostrophized--because really, what would a golden sombrero be possessing, exactly?

But that error's not nearly as bad as this one. Hey, Giants management, how 'bout you guys spell-check those uniforms before you hand them out to your players?
'Cause this is rather embarrassing...

2 comments:

Smoochiefrog said...

He is kinda purty. :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

You have good taste, Smoochiefrog! :)