Wednesday, January 20, 2010

An Interesting Thought

One of our anonymous commenters mentioned in the previous post that Gaudin "gets hurt by lefties." I thought this was worth investigating. Through the course of various interviews with teammates, coaches, friends, and ex-girlfriends, it seems that Gaudin does indeed get hurt by lefties.

Recalled one anonymous first base coach, "I remember one time, A-Rod told Gaudin that his shirt didn't fit right, and Chad was all, 'Whatever A-Fraud!' A-Rod wept, but Chad didn't even blink. It just rolled right off him. Then Damon walked by and told him his shirt didn't fit right. I don't think Chad ate for a week. It's just different with lefties for him."

One childhood friend explained that Gaudin has always struggled with lefties, often getting hurt by them. "Chad never really had any luck with lefties. He dated a few righties, and when they'd break up, it was like he didn't care. He just went on with his life. He could almost never land a lefty. But one time, he dated a lefty, and when they broke up, I don't think he $#!% for a week. It was the weirdest reaction to a break-up any of us had ever seen. He definitely gets hurt by lefties. Bad! I think he still cries about it."

It would seem that Gaudin does get hurt bad by lefties, but the Yankees have decided to take a chance on him anyway, giving him a one-year deal worth much more than I make by paying endless attention to the Yankees. The Yankees, anticipating this signing, decided not to resign Damon in order to avoid Gaudin being hurt again by a lefty. Hopefully, the strategy pays off.

7 comments:

hunter said...

Hahaha! That is so great!
I just read a story on lohud about how the trophy is going with the score board operator to a school in queens so he can give a career day speech. And I thought it would be really funny if you guys did a post about it blinding some children because of how awesome it is.
Anyways, you guys are the best baseball blog out there!

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Thanks, Hunter. I figured I'd go with your idea since I had some free time. Glad you enjoy the blog!

Anonymous said...

I love this (especially because my comment inspired it hahaha) but I have a dumb question. Are most lefties actually, you know, left-handed? Like, I don't think switch-hitters are ambidextrous, are a majority of left-handed hitters and pitchers actually left-handed or did they just train themselves to be that way, knowing lefties are generally more valuable in the game?

Does anyone know this? I am also glad I am anonymous in case this is an unbearably stupid question.

Anonymous said...

Super funny! How many days 'til pitchers and catchers report? Your blog at least makes the wait more bearable!

Anonymous said...

Also, what does Gaudin do with switch-hitters? Inquiring minds want to know. :o

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Pitcher and catchers report in 24 days. You can keep up with the countdown here.

As for switch-hitters, Gaudin will probably need to develop his switch pitching ability. That would give him the necessary arsenal to be effective against switch hitters. But if they're batting from the left side, and they give him a look, he'll still probably dwell on it more than he should.

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