Irrational Claims/Childish Bickering Leads to Silly Contest

Roommate’s been bragging about Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano combining to be the first 2B/SS combo to each have 200 hits in baseball history.

With nothing to come back with, I obviously I had to challenge him to a bet.

So, now we’re engaged in a season-long battle of the second baseman, as I claim that Chase Utley is the best player in baseball, and Roommate tries to explain that Robinson Cano is better, somehow.  I mean, come on.

Anyway, check out the tab at the top of the screen, or just click this link, and whatever.

We’re calling it the “2nd Base Chase.”  Because that’s a really, really, good name.

And seriously.  Preferred Parking pass to Phils’ home opener.  Just giving it away.  Leave a comment.  All you gotta do.

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  • bureaucratist

    What kind of fairy fucking homo are you living with? Unless he’s your boyfriend, you have no excuses.

  • Justin Klugh

    So… do you want the parking pass?

  • Ryne Gery

    Wow, typical Yankees fan. Utley is, in my opinion, the best player in baseball. He hits, fields his position, and but most importantly, you can argue he plays harder than anyone else in baseball. He has that mean streak that I think Cano clearly lacks — his uniform is often clean at the end of a game. I like the Pete Rose comparison for Utley and I love to watch him play. To take the argument even further, tell your roommate the Phillies have the best double play combo in baseball. Rollins is the best defensive shortstop in the game, he is so smooth and makes every play; and Utley gets the job done at second. Meanwhile Jeter and Cano are solid but don’t have the same range.

  • bureaucratist

    Fuck. Monday the 12th? Maybe this is a sign I should drive up from Tennessee. I was half-thinking of maybe considering doing this anyway. When do I have to let you know by?

  • SteveJobs

    wow, typical mainstream phillies fans (generalizations about things they do not understand/only watch their team play)

    Utley in 2009
    156 G, 571 AB, 112 R, 161 H, 31 HR, 93 RBI, .282 BA

    Cano in 2009
    161 G, 637 AB, 103 R, 204 H, 25 HR, 85 RBI, .320 BA

    Cano is 4 years younger, is more durable, still improving, plays for the best offensive team in baseball, and has led the league, at any position, in balls fielded since he entered MLB (approaching 3,000). Also, dirt on uniform is not a stat, unless you play for boston. And oh yeah, Cano batted 8th for most games last year; he now bats 5th.
    He may not be the better player, but Cano probably wins this competition barring injury.

    I’m a fan of this blog, but sometimes people just don’t make any sense.

  • Justin Klugh

    “Also, dirt on uniform is not a stat.”
    Hahahaha. YES IT IS. Damn it. Honestly, though you are on Cano’s side, I’m just honored Steve Jobs is reading this site at all.

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