chart… thing, by Samara Pearlstein
Where were the Tigers’ high socks on the field today? Feast your information-hungry eyes upon this simple yet informative graphic, and learn all that you need to know!
Right now, as you can see, the dreaded pajama pants are outnumbering the High Socks of Aesthetic Righteousness. Something must be done about this, especially because most of the pitchers are pajama-lovers and we were lucky to have Dontrelle representing out there today. Curtis Granderson always wore his socks up… no pressure or anything, Austin, just sayin’…
I also know I’ve seen Laird with his socks up before. I feel like he wore them up a lot last season? He didn’t have them up for this one, though. A grave disappointment. I mean, there are only so many years when a dude gets the chance to wear a baseball uniform, you know? Why waste them in pajama pants? Why not seize the opportunity to actually look like a baseball player while that opportunity still exists? THESE ARE THE MISTAKES YOU END UP REGRETTING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, PEOPLE.
Basically, I have no idea what to say about the game that was played today (Tuesday). The Tigers should have lost, and probably WOULD have lost if they were playing a team that did not have the Royals bullpen. But poor Brian Bannister had thrown over 90 pitches after 6.1 innings and could not go on. Enter the bullpen. Six Tiger runs scored in the 7th inning. This is after the Tigers had been utter weaksauce for the first six innings, of course.
We don’t get to play the Royals all year. If the best we can muster up is a weird, overly and needlessly dramatic come-from-behind win against the bullpen, when we’re playing THE ROYALS… if that’s the BEST we can do… well, I grow concerned. I worry, that’s all.