Sunday, June 04, 2006

The inscrutable Mr. Tracy

Even company shill Ed Engle is mystified:
Tracy said Duke's first-inning problems are probably "more strategic than it is anything else" but wouldn't elaborate when asked to explain what he meant by that.
He didn't elaborate because he has no idea what he meant by that. The common word for this sort of statement is "bullshit."


Anonymous bucdaddy said...

OK, I'll take a stab:

He might mean Duke's mental approach to starting a game and his pitch selection the first time through the lineup need some adjustment. Perhaps Duke goes in determined to establish a fastball rather than working through his repertoire. Just one possible meaning.

I watched the middle three innings on TV last night and it was impressive to see a pitcher in a serious groove. It was REALLY impressive to see a Pirates pitcher -- any Pirates pitcher -- in a groove. How often does that happen?

2:23 PM  
Blogger Billy said...

bucdaddy = Jim Tracy's press secretary. :-)

Didn't see Duke last night--was on stage at a gig in Philadelphia--but I think Duke is going to have a big season in the end.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous bucdaddy said...

bucdaddy = nah. It's just my personal philosophy. I start out by giving everyone the benefit of the doubt, and I'm a slow read. You have to PROVE to me that you're an asshole before I'll think you are. And despite the fact that Tracy says weird things and uses his personnel in a strange way, that's ALL I KNOW ABOUT HIM. For all I know and will ever know, he's a terrific husband/father, spends his spare time helping out at homeless shelters and adopting stray animals, and has no one buried in the crawl space under his house. I've fallen for the easy name-calling myself, so I'm no saint. But I have no idea who or what Jim Tracy really is, anymore than I have any idea who or what the posters in blogworld are really like. Sorry, I just can't think the man is the second coming of Hitler, Nixon or Newman ("I've looked in his eyes -- he's pure evil." -- Jerry)

9:15 AM  

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