When I was in college, and even for awhile afterwards, I worked at a restaurant. One day, our computer system shut down and we lost the ability to run people’s credit cards.
The other young 20-somethings and I had no clue what to do. Our 40-something year old manager laughed at our confusion and disappeared into the office, returning a few moments later with a dusty clipboard-looking contraption. It was an old school credit card swiper that records an impression of the raised credit card numbers. What was this, 1995?
That’s exactly how I feel every time I watch Harold Reynolds analyze baseball. Usually I just let everything he says go in one ear and out the other, reassured that I know Allen Craig‘s RBI total is an unsustainable result of a ridiculously high batting average with runners in scoring position and not proof of his godliness (though, for the record, I own Craig on my fantasy team and love every minute of it), but this time was different.
Reynolds’ (for lack of a better word) “logic” explaining why Max Scherzer has been better than Hiroki Kuroda this season is absolutely hilarious. Now, Brian Kenny tends to take things a little too far the other way, but wow, Harold. Just wow.