I’m going to keep this short, because for the first time in four long months, I can turn on the television and watch baseball being played instead of imagining it in my head. Celebrating imaginary home runs is a great way to clear a subway car, I’ve discovered. Anyway, about two minutes into today’s Rays-Yankees Spring Training game, Yankees’ play-by-play man Michael Kay showed us that his new year’s resolution was not “provide context when remarking on a statistic.” Kay:
“Batting second is Yankee-killer Carl Crawford, who always owns the Bombers – you see his .296 batting average against them.”
Carl Crawford’s career batting average is .293.
Happy baseball season!
UPDATE: Derek Jeter just grounded weakly to short. It really must be baseball season.