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Thursday, January 04, 2007

 

Brosius Equation Solved

The e-mails were numerous and enjoyable; thanks to everyone who wrote in. (Those confused by this giant waste of time should check out the earlier Brosius post.)

Again, we're looking to solve the equation: "Saying Scott Brosius should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame is like saying X should be in the Y Hall of Fame." Here are some of the notables, minus an unprintable Cory Lidle joke (you can probably fill in the blanks).

A gent by the name of Aaron Lewis -- who I assume is not the dude from Staind -- gave us perhaps the most esoteric of all entries:

...is like saying baseball-reference.com should be in the
aesthetically-pleasing-and-functionally-navigable-website Hall of Fame.


So true, although the kettle/black implications make me a little uneasy.

A few readers decided not to replace X at all, opting for:

Saying Scott Brosius should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame is like saying Scott Brosius should be in the Basketball Hall of Fame.


Or, perhaps even better, from Steven R.:

Saying Scott Brosius should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame is like saying Scott Brosius should be in the Negro League Hall of Fame.

Iain G. went with a less hyperbolic approach:

Saying Scott Brosius should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame is like saying John Paxson should be in the Basketball Hall of Fame.


In a way, the accuracy of this statement illustrates better than any of the others just how ridiculous that Chris dude's article was. (Likewise, Matt B. opted for a Rick Fox analogy. I could see that.)

There were many Eckstein entries, several of which suggested his hypothetical induction into the Body Building Hall of Fame. Among the other Ecktries:

...David Eckstein should be in the Pigmentation Hall of Fame.

(From Billy W., who I sometimes like to call B-Dubs, or, even less frequently, Chauncy BillDubs.)

and this mind-bender from Ricardo A.:

Kevin Garnett in the David Eckstein Hall of Fame.


Ricardo also supplied us with the most FJMish, and yes, my favorite entry:

...Mark Wohlberg in the Catch Me If You Can Hall Of Fame.


Congratulations! All winners and losers will receive four million dollars in the mail. Cash!

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posted by dak  # 1:48 AM
Comments:
Damn the torpedoes, I like the baseball-reference.com one. Although, how about:

Saying Scott Brosius should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame is like saying "I'm a fucking idiot."
 
A couple of dudes actually sent something like that in. I disqualified it for misuse of "Y."

Scott H. also just wrote in with a tardy entry:
"So is it too late to submit, 'Saying Scott Brosius should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame is like saying Ken Tremendous should be in the Heterosexuality Hall of Fame?'"

I didn't have the heart to tell him that, in fact, you are already in the Heterosexuality Hall of Fame.
 
Got in through the Veterans' Committee.

(I'm not sure what that means, but it made me laugh when I thought of it.)
 
Congratulations, Scott Brosius!

Zero votes.

http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/news/2007/election/results.htm
 
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