Sunday, May 29, 2011
What's Wrong With This Picture?
I was surfing the Twins website and I came across the picture above. Now, I ask you, do you see anything wrong with it? If you don't, well, here are some numbers for you that may make the picture's issues more obvious:
2 - Number of home runs Justin Morneau has hit so far this season.
30 - Number of first basemen who have hit more home runs than Justin Morneau.
.235 - Justin Morneau's batting average.
21 - Number of first basemen with a higher batting average than Justin Morneau.
57 - Number of times I've mentioned that Justin Morneau (post super-virus) now has the physique of Emperor Palpatine.
-0.9 - Justin Morneau's "Wins Above Replacement Player." Which basically means, statistically speaking, the Twins would be better off if Morneau hadn't played for them so far this season.
0 - The difference between the number of home runs Joe Mauer and I have hit in Major League Baseball this year.
0 - The number of home runs I have hit in Major League Baseball this year....you can do the rest of the math.
50 - Number of games the Twins have played this year.
9 - Number of games Joe Mauer has played in this year.
18% - A percentage of games played that no All Star should have.
2 - Number of apparently non-functional legs Joe Mauer has.
X - A variable designating the number of Twins fans that exist in the world.
X - The number of Twins fans that are sick of the fact that Joe Mauer isn't playing and nobody really knows why.
0 - The number of 2011 MLB All Stars whose names should be either Justin Morneau or Joe Mauer.
1,000,000,000 - The approximate number of reasons other players pictured in the image above shouldn't be All Stars.
0 - The number of Twins players who should be All Stars this year.
1 - The number of Twins players that HAVE to be an All Star this year.
? - The jersey number of the Twins player who will be an All Star this year because, honestly, I have no idea who it could be.