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  1. In Tommy Agee’s defense, in 168 AD lions were often put on the field to add excitement (not to give GMDM any ideas). Sorry. Probably the typo will be fixed after I post this and the above statement will no longer make any sense.

    I’m guessing that the rarity of this feat has more to do with the fact that nobody in their right mind would play some one with this particular skill than it has to do with the rarity of the skill.

    Comment by Bill — September 4, 2009 @ 7:07 am

  2. The frowny face is probably my favorite graph ever on this site.

    Comment by Joe R — September 4, 2009 @ 8:13 am

  3. no joke – caught me off-guard. hilarious.

    Comment by James — September 4, 2009 @ 8:19 am

  4. I see the typo too, and I am glad someone made a joke about it. But I thought lions were too expensive, I was under the impression that it was whatever they could find in the nearby wild.

    Comment by Shaun — September 4, 2009 @ 9:11 am

  5. Absolutely agreed. The unexpectedness of the second graph made it even more wonderful than it is on its own. Thanks for the laugh, R.J.

    Comment by HOLLA(R) — September 4, 2009 @ 10:14 am

  6. Olivo does have a mutual option for next year…It seems a foregone conclusion that John Buck will be non-tendered, and without much in the way of usable catchers in the high minors, I kind of expect to feel the cool breeze of Miguel’s hacks for another year.

    Comment by glp — September 4, 2009 @ 11:21 am

  7. hey it gets hot in KC. Somebody has to get the air moving around in that stadium to cool the fans. How else are they going to sell tickets?

    Comment by Nats Fan — September 4, 2009 @ 1:05 pm

  8. I think your right. They do not have much choice but to play Olivo. He is decent defensively and has some power, so he is not useless. But that patience is hard to believe

    Comment by PhD Brian — September 4, 2009 @ 1:08 pm

  9. But the Royals can’t get rid of Olivo. That would destroy their apparent plan to acquire every member of the 93-loss 2005 Seattle Mariners.

    They already have four of them.

    Comment by Evan — September 4, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

  10. I think there’s a typo on this WPA chart. It says “M. Olivo walked”

    confirm or deny this, someone.

    Comment by Joe R — September 16, 2009 @ 9:04 am

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