Fantasy Baseball Weekly Wonders Vol. 12

Jun 23, 2008
A look back at the past week in baseball to bring you the surprising stars. 

Pitcher
George Carlin Quote:  “The only good thing ever to come out of religion was the music.”
John Lannan - On that note we’ll go with Washington’s John Lannan, who’s name sounds like a fairly popular singer/songwriter.  He’s had a pretty solid season picking up quality starts almost every time out.  Last week he didn’t earn a Win, but did manage to strike out 9 in 13 Innings while posting a 2.77 ERA and 0.85 WHIP.  Money can’t buy him love, but perhaps it can buy him less no-decisions.

Catcher
George Carlin quote:
  “The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.”
Jason LaRue - I used that quote since catchers deal with “flame-throwers”.  St. Louis’ backstop went 7 for 22 (.318) with 2 Runs, a HR, and 4 RBI.

Corner Infielder
George Carlin quote: 
Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.” 
Brian Buscher
- That quote pretty much sums up the Twins style.  They finally got some productions from the Hot Corner.  Last week he went 7 of 18 (.389) with 4 Runs, a Double, and 8 RBI.  Typical of the Twins he didn’t produce any power numbers, but as long as he’s hitting the ball, nobody is complaining.

Middle Infielder
George Carlin quote:
  “Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It’s just stale bread to begin with.”
Jeff Baker - Since his surname is food related I chose this quote.  Colorado’s Baker tore the cover off last week.  He went 10 for 23 (.435) with 8 Runs, 2 Doubles, 4 HRs, 7 RBI, 2 Walks, and a SB.  As a bonus he qualifies at 1B, 2B, and OF in Yahoo leagues.

Outfielder
George Carlin quote:  “Is a vegetarian permitted to eat animal crackers? ”
Marcus Thames – I used this quote since Marcus is a Tiger.  Detroit’s Marcus Thames has been swinging a hot bat lately.  Last week he went 7 of 21 (.333) with 4 Runs, a Double, 4 HRs, 6 RBI, and a Walk.  He also qualifies at 1B.

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7 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. David Funk
    June 23rd, 2008 at 1:06 pm #

    Nice entry with Carlin’s quotes! I liked the last one about the animal crackers! That’s still funny to me! Baker did indeed tear the cover off the ball last week.

  2. LestersLegends
    June 23rd, 2008 at 1:09 pm #

    David – Yeah, I wanted to mix something in for Carlin.

  3. Terry Neofitos
    June 23rd, 2008 at 5:46 pm #

    Ryan,
    Nice Carlin connections on this week’s Weekly Wonders. I’d like to post this on my site. Is that cool?

  4. LestersLegends
    June 23rd, 2008 at 6:07 pm #

    Thanks. You can totally post that on your site.

  5. Terry Neofitos
    June 23rd, 2008 at 6:36 pm #

    Excellent. Here’s the link: http://www.thefantasysportsforum.com/article.php?ID=329
    Thanks.

  6. Chuck
    June 24th, 2008 at 12:38 pm #

    Nice job. Love the quotes. Second straight week with a Twin on the list. Nice.

  7. LestersLegends
    June 24th, 2008 at 12:46 pm #

    Chuck – Thanks. Twins have been playing better.

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