Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Grumpy Old Men

With the World Series Game 6 on the dial tonight, I figured I would give you a glimpse of this tremendous match up as if it were 1997 (because this would have been one of the greatest pitching match ups ever in '97). As a reference, this is similar to how I looked in 1997. For jokes, this is probably what Cooly looked like. My main hobbies were staring at all the fine 5th grade chicas, not talking to anyone, pouting all the time, and only reading and writing about baseball (some things don't change).

Andy Pettitte looked like this. Now he looks like this. (I know, its exactly the same, steroids are a miracle worker). On the other hand Pedro looked like this, and now looks like this. Besides the shear comedy that the Pedro pictures gives us, lets think about how amazing this match up would have been in 1997.

Pedro's 1997: 17-8 (for those of you that think wins matter), 1.90 ERA!!!, 241.1 IP!!!!, 4 shut outs, 305 K's, 11.37 K/9 !!!!, 4.55 K/BB, .188 AVG, 0.90 WHIP, 2.39 FIP!!!!!!!!. Consider Pedro not a human this year.

Andy Pettitte's 1997: 18-7, 2.88 ERA, 240.1 IP!!!!!!, 7 HR given up, 6.22 K/9, 2.55 K/BB, 1.24 WHIP, 2.96 FIP!!!!!

Is there any chance that would not be one of the greatest pitching duels ever???

Alas, this pitching duel occurs in the year 2009. With the aging fatties toeing the rubber now, I could only wish to get a glimpse of their old selves.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe Pedro's giant fingers have gotten arthritic. Also how sweet is Mark Grace as an onfield reporter after the World Series