Player of the Day: September 8th

Let it be known that on Mondays, Player of the Day will be for the entire weekend. I typically try to get these out in the morning but had meetings all day at work and am just now taking a look at the weekend that was. Anyway, enjoy!

RAW PERFORMANCE PLAYER OF THE DAY WEEKEND

For Raw Performance POTD, the winner has to be the man, the myth, the legend, the subject of much cliche, Miguel Cabrera. He was an absolute beast all weekend, hitting 3 home runs while going 6 for 12. What’s incredible about Miggy’s season is he’s continued to be one of the best hitters in the game, despite battling injuries all season. He wasn’t fully recovered from a groin surgery at the start of the year, and it’s recently come to light that he’s dealing with bone spurs in his ankle. Despite this, he’s managed to post a .311 average to go with his 22 home runs, which puts him on track for his 9th .300+ season and potentially his 10th 30+ HR season. Enjoy this mechanically perfect swing:

Miggy

CONTEXTUAL PLAYER OF THE DAY WEEKEND

We are the Braves General Store, so we can’t not name a go-ahead homer from a Braves player as the Contextual POTD. As I type this, Chip is talking some nonsense about “manufactured runs.” Well Chip, how about this manufactured run?

Gattis HR

This was literally the most perfect thing that could have possibly happened in that at bat. Why, you ask? Well, I answer, if the ball had gone all the way out, we wouldn’t have gotten to see Gattis run for what originally looked to be a stand-up triple. As it was, we got to both see him run 270 feet and have the glory of the go ahead homer. Until we finally get to see Gerald Laird hit an inside the park homer, there’s really not much better than a Gattis triple.

CONTEXTUAL PLAYER OF THE DAY WEEKEND CONSIDERING EVEN GREATER CONTEXT

That’d be me. Solid day in the batting cages over the weekend. Feel free to tell me how great I am if you get a chance.

Stephen came up with the idea for this blog shortly after graduating from Tech. Realizing that life is ephemeral, he decided to put (metaphorical) pen to paper and catalogue his thoughts. His thoughts are series of numbers and spreadsheets, casually categorized as “research,” and said research is usually conducted on the margins of what is both relevant and socially acceptable.

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