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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Johan Santana vs. Sidd Finch


Time Wasting Tale of the Tape:

Will Johan Santana become the best Mets pitcher ever? Clearly, to become the greatest hurler ever to grace the mound in Flushing, Santana will have to step out of the long shadow of the Mets' most celebrated tosser ever.

Hayden "Sidd" Finch

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6'4''
170lbs.
born 1956?
Distinguishing feature: wears boot on right foot while pitching
Throws 168 mph.
College: Harvard
Rookie Year: 1985
Hobbies: French horn, yoga, hiking
Strengths: fastball, great control, learned pegging snow leopards in the Himalayas
Weaknesses: unclear on use of rosin bag
Mets biggest challenge in acquiring him: keeping him from becoming Buddhist monk
How the Mets prepared for his arrival: Dropping baseballs out of hot air balloons to prepare the catchers for handling 130-150 mph fastballs.

Johan Santana

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6'0''
208 lbs.
born 1979
Distinguishing Feature: well-groomed facial hair
Throws only 91-5 mph
Rookie Year: 2000
Hobbies: giving haircuts, participating in his own contract negotiations
Strengths: Brutal change-up, great athleticism
Weaknesses: gives up a long ball now and again
Mets biggest challenge in acquiring him: keeping him from becoming a Red Sox or Yankees
How the Mets prepared for his arrival: perpetrating an unfathomable, historic collapse while manager discussed champaign toasts


Who will leave the greatest legacy?

BallHype: hype it up!

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2 Comments:

  • At 11:50 AM, Anonymous greg said…

    168mph! is that tru or an exageration? i can't imagine...

     
  • At 7:58 AM, Blogger Sidd Finch said…

    Now I'm down to about 116 mph, after all, I'm in my mid 50's. I throw the ball as hard as I ever did, it just doesn't go as fast.

     

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