Ask NotGraphs! (#32)

Dear NotGraphs,

What is your favorite Charlie Blackmon highlight from 2012?

Larson Systulli

Mr. Systulli,

Ah, yes, my cousin* who misspells his last name, Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon. Some very fine AAA performances the past two seasons, but not a lot to show for it in the majors yet. UZR does love his fielding though. Setting 100 innings as a minimum, he was second in the majors in UZR/150, just behind Anthony Gose. We’ll see if that continues. If it does, and he can recover some of the walks he lost between AAA and the majors… you never know.

For his season highlights, I think it might actually make best sense to turn to his Twitter feed, where he posts under the handle ChuckNazty. You’re just brimming with anticipation now, right? He seems fun. Presenting the top 5 contenders for top Charlie Blackmon highlight of 2012:

March 26: He went to Marshall’s.

May 26: He tried Southwest Sauce for the first time.

June 7: He took a five hour nap and watched Madagascar 2 in his underwear.

October 15: He wondered about soap.

November 1: He bought cupcakes.

(Lowlight of the year is no contest. October 27.)

I think the winner has to be five hour nap / Madagascar in his underwear. Right?

Good luck,

*Not my cousin, unfortunately.

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Pinstripe Wizard
Pinstripe Wizard

Madagascar and underwear does sound like a quite enjoyable day. I might have to do that this weekend.