Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 10/5/12
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Assorted Headlines
2. Today’s Games
3. Unnecessary Video: Longest Home Run of 2012
Assorted Headlines
Featuring, at the very least, 140%-150% of news that’s fit to print.
Cubs Fans Gross, Cardinals Fans Not
Urine Feces Everywhere (UFE), some manner of independent agency situation, has assessed all 30 major-league stadiums on cleanliness “using over 79 different criteria,” according to their site. What one learns: Wrigley Stadium was the dirtiest park in the majors (mostly owing to a lack of handwashing among men) and Busch was the cleanest. There are probably some interesting questions raised here about design or event management for people who enjoy asking questions along those lines.
Figgins Experiencing Existential Crisis, Appears
It’s been about 15 years since I read Jean-Paul Sartre’s play No Exit, but I’m pretty at least one of the characters says at least once, “I can’t take any more of this” — which, according to Nick Eaton of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, is roughly what infielder Chone Figgins has recently said of his life as a Mariner. Figgins, who is due $9 million in 2013, has been worth at least one win below replacement level over the past two seasons.
De La Rosa, Sands Officially Join Red Sox
Because they hadn’t been passed through waivers, neither right-hander Rubby de la Rosa nor corner outfielder Jerry Sands were sent to the Red Sox immediately in the trade that saw Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, and Nick Punto all move Westward. Sands actually finished among the Pacific Coast League’s leaders by regressed batting.
Today’s Games
NL Wild Card Game | St. Louis at Atlanta | 17:00 ET on TBS
Kyle Lohse (211.0 IP, 101 xFIP-, 3.6 WAR) faces Kris Medlen (138.0 IP, 76 xFIP-, 3.9 WAR).
AL Wild Card Game | Baltimore at Texas | 20:30 ET on TBS
Joe Saunders (174.2 IP, 107 xFIP-, 2.5 WAR) faces Yu Darvish (191. IP, 85 xFIP-, 5.1 WAR).
Unnecessary Video: Longest Home Run of 2012
Here’s this season’s longest home run — 494 feet, according to Hit Tracker — courtesy Giancarlo Stanton.
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