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  1. So then the question becomes:

    Who’s produced more hits, the RZA or the BZA?

    Comment by Resolution — January 26, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

  2. The BZA…I’m down with it.

    Seems like a guy who puts up 8.6 WAR, even if he’s already peaked, should be better than CHONE or ZiPS say. But, well, they don’t account for joy.

    Comment by Padman Jones — January 26, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

  3. Carson, are there any projection systems for a player’s joyosity moving forward?

    Comment by Andy — January 26, 2010 @ 4:20 pm

  4. + closest to the perfect 5-tool player last year:
    http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/content/blog_article/introducing-the-5-tool-analyzer/P20/

    And that graphic’ll make you pretty happy too.

    Comment by archilochusColubris — January 26, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

  5. This is the wheelhouse Cistulli. Like the best Guided by Voices songs, I wanted it to keep going, if only just a little longer.

    Comment by dan woytek — January 26, 2010 @ 4:23 pm

  6. This might, arguably, be the greatest moment for this website. I wish Jesus was alive to see this.

    Comment by Sandy Kazmir — January 26, 2010 @ 4:37 pm

  7. To those who doubt Zobrist, he’s a very big guy- his capability for power is not a fluke.

    Comment by JayCee — January 26, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

  8. Loving this series of articles.

    Comment by TsB — January 26, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

  9. Andy, I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that’s obviously the biggest question facing our generation. There’s health care and then, a little bit above it, player joy projections.

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — January 26, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

  10. Of course, without your violent gesture, I might not have been inclined to lean Zobrist’s way.

    “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword”: Jesus of Nazareth or Sandy Kazmir? Hard to say.

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — January 26, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

  11. As something of a transcendentalist myself, Carson, I’m REALLY digging all the Emerson in your stuff.

    Oh, yeah, and your writing’s pretty good.

    Comment by Daern — January 26, 2010 @ 5:12 pm

  12. The GZA’s got that clumsy flow (that’s a good thang thang)

    Comment by Joeyheynow — January 26, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

  13. I am BZA, king of kings! Look upon my dingers, ye mighty, and despair!

    Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

    I’m more of a fisticuffs kind of guy.

    Comment by Sandy Kazmir — January 26, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

  14. Come on, guys.. do your wikipedia homework. It’s Zorilla, like the bozilla and he gets his marching orders from Christ. He’s on a strong dose of the God stuff, and that’s how he rolls..

    Comment by Fergie348 — January 26, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

  15. Carson, I don’t know if you realize this but somehow you managed to combine my two favorite loves in wu tang and baseball, I would have bet against this ever happening.

    I don’t even know what to say, this is revolutionary.

    Comment by CedarA — January 26, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

  16. This is the pinnacle of baseball writing. Long live the BZA!

    Comment by Terminator X — January 26, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

  17. Jesus, I used to despise all of Carson’s posts. Somewhere along the way, I felt neutral and now I actually like them. It’s been some sort of subconcious shift; I let my defenses down.

    Comment by Kevin — January 26, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

  18. I always give my own comments thumbs up.

    Comment by Kevin — January 26, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

  19. The Z thing is the truth.

    Comment by AInquisition — January 26, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

  20. Um can mrs. zobrist be invited to the joy parade?

    http://www.playerwives.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/1314116887_l-myspacer.jpg

    Comment by TOlmsted — January 27, 2010 @ 1:00 am

  21. I’m not sold on that being an organic human being

    Comment by Bob — January 27, 2010 @ 8:33 am

  22. Umm Julianna looks good. Like really good. Like forbidden apple good. Here’s maybe my favorite pic of them:

    http://www.playerwives.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/l_0b2b6deeb879bd35516dc82b52145c4c-myspacer.jpg

    Zobot is the coolest.

    Comment by Sandy Kazmir — January 27, 2010 @ 9:19 am

  23. Amazing post.

    I agree with CedarA above, I didn’t think I’d ever see Wu-Tang and sabermetrics together.

    And it was hilarious.

    Comment by Peter — January 27, 2010 @ 3:07 pm

  24. Are you talking about the wife, or the husband?

    BenZo seems to be the anti Joe Hardy of our day. What sort of deal did he make with his Savior?

    Comment by nyyfaninlaaland — January 27, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

  25. Wow. So much Joy!

    Comment by Jon — January 28, 2010 @ 4:00 am

  26. he is: twitter.com/jesus

    Comment by Dave K — March 27, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

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