Bill Simmons, master of the irrational

18 Oct

Sorry to keep piling on the Sports Guy, but I can’t help myself. Check out these three tweets from Simmons:

Let’s review his five reasons for predicting a Yankees romp.

1. “Nonstop Cliff Lee hype.” Hilariously irrelevant.

2. “Vegas making Texas slight favs.” Actually a point in Lee’s favor.

3. “Cliff Lee has been on 4 teams in the last 15 months.” Because as the old axiom goes, ‘No pitcher who has changed teams frequently has ever performed well in the oh wait a minute this makes no sense where is the delete button.’

4. “He went 4-6 with Texas with a 3.98 ERA.” During that same time, Pettitte missed a dozen starts and then had a 6.75 ERA when he returned, which is an equally pointless statistic.

5. “Andy Pettitte has 18 postseason wins! Most ever!” Cliff Lee has won six of his seven starts with a 1.44 ERA and a fucking 54/6 K/BB ratio! Everyone in the world knows he is a much better pitcher!

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3 Responses to “Bill Simmons, master of the irrational”

  1. Mark October 18, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    How long before he chalks it up to a “jinx” attempt?

  2. B. October 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

    Yeah, he seemed to start trending that way about halfway through the game. But as for the pregame tweets noted above, they are right in line with his typical viewpoints. Not buying it in the slightest.

  3. Mark October 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    Agreed. It was a convenient way to get out of the prediction if Cliff Lee happened to pitch like….Cliff Lee.

    PS – I don’t know how I stumbled on your blog but I check it regularly. Keep up the good work!

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