Thursday, May 08, 2008

Great Moments in Indians Broadcasting
"Frustrating day for Paul Byrd. Pitched very well, but the long ball was his undoing today." -- Matt Underwood

Let's look at Mr. Byrd's line against the Yankees:

6 1/3 innings, 8 hits, 5 earned runs, three homers, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts.

If this is what qualifies as "pitching very well," the steroid era must be far from over.

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At 8:27 AM , Anonymous Erik said...

I think you're needling Underwood about the wrong things, Zach. The line about Byrd is a bit of an exaggeration, but he did keep the Indians in the game for a while, even when they fell behind 3-0 early. I think Byrd, by Byrd's standards, had a C-plus-level outing on Thursday.

Personally, I would have jumped on Underwood's comment from Wednesday night about Lee being the frontrunner for the all-star game starting nod. Manning rebuked him on the air, but I think that's a much more potent example of Underwood going overboard than him lauding Byrd for a mediocre outing.

 

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