Thursday, July 20, 2006

Say Hello to Our Awesome Prediction

We'd love to say that we knew that Jason Tyner was going to be clutch RBI guy back in May. Or that Morneau would pick this year to become the power hitter we've been waiting for him to be since we first saw that corn fed bulk sub in for relatively dainty former first baseman Doug Myzlyplik, or whatever his name was. Morneau, for those of you who don't care or have been following the Cubs, or Mets, or whatever suck team you follow, is on a pace to hit maybe 45-50 homeruns and well over 100 RBI.

But back in May, back when he was still a reliever, we said, That Francisco Liriano was going to be the next great Twins Lefthander, and if you were playing fantasy baseball that picking up a pretty solid lefthander reliever then would pay dividends as he became a starter later on.

Well, we don't like to toot our own horn here. Yes we do. We like to do all sorts of things to ourself. Incredibly filthy things. But that's not what we are discussing here.

We are here to talk about the fact we were talking about Liriano, and recommending him for Fantasy Baseballers, back on May 14th. If you picked him up, you have a potential Cy Young Winner on your squad. Congrats.

If anything, we were not effusive enough in our praise of him at that point. He's really only had one bad game since that time, which is crazy for a 22 year old rookie. To be fair to us, which we do try to be, we were at the time a bit distracted by the fun of Boof Bonser. That link, by the way, will take you to one of our favorite jokes of ours:

16. If you say Boof Bonser 5 times in a row, with perfect sincerity, you are transported to The Shire in Lord of the Rings, where you will live as an upper-status Hobbit named Bonser Boof.

That's fucking hilarious. We stand by mixing nerdy and sportsy jokes into one super sweet melange. We are the bloggification of Greg Maddox.

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