Luckily, Ron Diaz gave me the idea for a new section on the blog. When I worked for the Devil Rays, we sent all poorly reported news stories to the fictional website Blow-It.com. So, in that tradition, I am going to amass all haphazard, slap-dash analysis in the mainstream media under this heading.
Ron and Ian spent part of this morning’s show debating* the Rays postseason roster. During that discussion, we learned the kind of effect a lifetime of drinking Natty Light at hair band concerts has on your deductive reasoning skills. To wit, former Rock Jock turned sports analyst (I know, I don’t get it either) Ron Diaz doesn’t think Randy Choate should make the Rays postseason roster because his ERA was 27.00 in March. Really.
Forget for a second what two bad outings in March have to do with October. Also, put a sheet over the fact that Ron Diaz got the morning sports talk show on this market’s most powerful sports station despite not understanding how ERA is calculated. Because both of those issues hide the real problem.
GM Diaz doesn’t think the Rays need a lefty in their postseason bullpen. Woops. Blow-It.com.
*I recognize that this term seems to imply relevant, intelligent conversation so, as anyone that has listened to these geniuses knows, I use it loosely.