Friday, August 15, 2008

My new favorite sports quote and possibly the most dubious sports statistic ever or at least in the top ten

Wherein my previous favorite sports quote has lasted since 1984 when the Minnesota Twins were in contention in the final week and Gary Gaetti blew a throw to first base: "“It’s hard to throw with both hands wrapped around your throat.”

Li Weifeng, team captain for the Chinese soccer team: “We play soccer like the Brazilians play Ping-Pong.”

Dubious sports statistic department: Attempting to verify the Gaetti quote, I came across his wiki page: He currently is the all-time home run king of players that homered in their first Major League at bat.

This is scary and kinda cute: The Gary Gaetti Cult, because for a couple years there in the 80s, he was one of the best third basemen in the game. The Columnist Mike Nadel also has the quote. Even if I wanted to go to the Mpls Star-Tribune for an article their database only goes back to 1986.


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