Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday Wendell Young's
This is probably my favorite shot of Wendall so far. Look at that beard! Not much going on today, but here's a few links.
The Pens won last night. Recap here, here, and here. Also, Andy Sutton got a two game suspension for his hit on Pascy Dupuis last night. I think that's fair. It wasn't a malicious hit, but the NHL has to send a message out to guys that you can't do that. Oh, and according to Dupuis' agent via twitter (what a country we live in), Pascal is okay.
Pitt plays Georgetown tonight at the Pete, game starts at 7 and it's on ESPNU (really?). I don't need to say it, but this is a big game.
Lastly, I got a few comments about my use of WAR and the like. Sorry if it flew over your head, but that is taken from FanGraphs, and it refers to Wins Above Replacement. The idea is that if you take a roster full of your average AAA player and put them up against a major league schedule, they might win 45 games (out of 162), so a player that is worth 2 WAR will bump that up to 47 wins. That wasn't a great explaination, but if you want more information, check out the glossary at FanGraphs, especially the part on win shares towards the bottom.