Driving home from work today, I happened to catch Chuck Armstrong on the M’s pre-game show. When asked about the possibility of bringing up Tacoma 1B/DH Bucky Jacobsen, he said something to the effect of “Well, you can only have one first baseman and DH in the game at once. John [Olerud] looks like he’s turning things around; he had three hits last night.”
First off, Chuck, Willie Bloomquist could have three hits tonight, but it still doesn’t make him a good hitter. Second, Olerud can’t hit lefties and Jacobsen is right-handed.
Armstrong gave a few other maddening answers to some softball questions… but damned if I can remember them now, an hour later. Sorry, dear readers.