NotGraphs posted a seemingly innocuous tongue-in-cheek type article about the Baltimore Orioles yesterday, but don’t tell that to one commenter, who managed to fit a whopping 12 cliches into a single paragraph.
September 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Im sick of the fantasy baseball pencil neck baseball anylists complaining about a team that steps up to challenges and does what it takes to win. Get out of your computer room and go to a game, orioles or otherwise and realize its played by human beings who can believe in what they can do, and not listen to numbers. This is old school baseball. This is what america fell in love with before steriods and computers and million dollar contracts. They may not be there next year, but they believe this year and thats why they win.
Hall Of Fame material right here.
1) Statistics means fantasy baseball.
2) Pencil-necked nerds.
4) They do whatever it takes to win.
5) Vague mother’s basement reference.
6) We don’t go to the games.
7) Baseball is played by humans.
8) Old school.
9) We love steroids.
10) Computers are hard.
11) Athletes today are spoiled.
12) Armchair psychologist.
I like to imagine these people as Kevin Hart in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin“.
“Well, aight, check this out, dawg. First of all, you throwin’ too many big words at me, and because I don’t understand them, I’m gonna take ‘em as disrespect. Watch your mouth and help me with the sale.“