The Cleveland Indians have acquired Brad Hand from The Padres for Francisco Mejia. Mejia 22, spent the 2018 season at Triple A has batted .279 with 7 Hrs and 45 RBIs. The Indians in the deal also get Adam Climber. Climber 27 in his first season in the bigs. Climber 3.17 E.R.A. and 51 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings. Hand, on the other hand, bad pun EDB, at 28 years old has 24 saves with a 3.05 E.R.A. for the Padres (no pressure there, EDB.) He has struck out 64 in 44 1/3 innings. Answer this question EDB, with the great
Clown Prince of Baseball
Hader as Myron Noodleman, 2011
|Born||Richard Martin Hader
(1958-03-31)March 31, 1958
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||November 1, 2017(2017-11-01) (aged 59)
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Title||Clown Prince of Baseball|
Rick Hader was the brother of screenwriter Matt Hader and the uncle of Bill Hader,  a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, and a high school math teacher and football coach at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma before he began his career as a clown.
Hader’s performances as Myron Noodleman began when he showed up at a school football game in the late-1980s dressed in full nerd regalia. After a few more trials, he hired an agent, attended the Baseball Winter Meetings in 1994, and honed his act through years of touring. Every summer he has performed at over 60 to 70 baseball parks across North America. He has been the celebrity attraction to numerous Nerd Night promotions.
Myron’s persona was reminiscent of the nerdy Jerry Lewis characters of the 1960s: he could be manic and disruptive one moment, and patiently pantomimic the next. Between innings he performed sketches that involved players, umpires, groundskeepers and sometimes fans.
One of his signature skits, titled “Dueling Signals,” was performed to music with a player or coach. It started with Myron flashing a baseball coach’s signal and was answered by his skit partner. The signals kept coming faster and faster until there was nothing left to do but break into some contemporary dance moves mixed with a little do-as-I-do. When each routine was over, Myron would go into the stands and circulate among the fans, providing impromptu comedy. He would help himself to a spectator’s seat, refreshments, and even girlfriend.
In November 2004, Myron Noodleman was bestowed the title “Clown Prince of Baseball” by baseball administrator Roland Hemond in a ceremony at the Mike Veeck Promotional Seminar at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Hemond, now executive advisor to the general manager of the Chicago White Sox, once served as general manager for Mike’s father, Bill Veeck. Veeck was the one to place the title on the previous and best-known Clown Prince of Baseball, Max Patkin. Baseball’s Hall of Fame has yet to recognize Noodleman as heir to the Max Patkin legacy, though as of 2006 no rival claimant has disputed the title.
Cano, 35, had been in the midst of what seemed like a typical season. He’d hit .287/.385/.441 over his first 39 games, giving him a 129 OPS+. His reliability had been one of his greatest assets: he’d appeared in at least 150 games in every season since 2007, and hadn’t posted an OPS+ below 110 since 2008. Cano seemed prime to one day join the 3,000 Hit Club, as he sits fewer than 600 knocks away with five years remaining on his contract.
My questions for Don’t You Know, Cano:
Are you emulating your Home Boy
The home plate umpire for The Yankees Angels game, took his time calling strike three. He had a woe full strike zone. Balls three inches outside were called strikes. It might have been Laz Diaz. Anyway, the umpire should be warned and next time fired. Then we got the ridiculous call be no other than
Hey EDB, what are some popular Baseball sayings?
The Mendoza Line is an expression in baseball in the United States, deriving from the name of shortstop Mario Mendoza, whose poor batting average is taken to define the threshold of incompetent hitting. The cutoff point is most often said to be .200 (although Mendoza’s career average was .215) and, when a position player‘s batting average falls below that level, the player is said to be “below the Mendoza Line”.
on the interstate
- A player batting between .100 and .199 is said to be “on the interstate”. The term refers to the fact that a batting average in the .100s can resemble an interstate name (e.g. .195 resembles I-95), especially on older scoreboards where the numeral “1” appears identical to the uppercase letter “I” (with no serifs). A hit to put an average above .200 gets a batter “off the interstate.” A batter whose average is below .100 is sometimes said to be “off the map”. See also Mendoza line. Players in the majors who spend too much time “on the interstate” will most likely be demoted to AAA for seasoning.