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Forget Doc vs. Lincecum. Try Doc vs. Larsen

Oct 8, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

I find it funny that almost no one on the planet is buying in to that New York Times article about Lincecum’s performance being “more impressive” than Halladay’s, yet multiple people are nonetheless deciding that the “smart guys” (read: stat geeks in their mom’s basements) got this one all wrong. No, actually, just one did, and he doesn’t speak for everyone.

Anyway, let’s not debate that right now. Let’s look at another debate. World Series perfect game-spinner Don Larsen vs. NLDS no-hittersmith Roy Halladay. That’s what Alok Pattani of ESPN New York is analyzing here, and it’s worth a read.

  1. pancake - Oct 8, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    How bout Doc Ellis vs Doc Halladay? Throwing a no hitter on LSD vs throwing a no hitter in the playoffs.

  2. Mr. Heyward - Oct 8, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    LSD no-no all the freakin’ way.

  3. Trevor B - Oct 8, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    I bet Lincecum had some TCH in him though… Just saying.

  4. PaulKersey - Oct 8, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Gee, I sure hope not! And what a trooper if he did! Awful disease. 😉,_Carboplatin_and_Herceptin

  5. Ditto65 - Oct 8, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    I don’t like it when people use different components of an event/accomplishment/etc. to compare two events/people/etc. Kind of a pet peave of mine.

  6. Ditto65 - Oct 8, 2010 at 6:50 PM

    Another pet peeve of mine is spelling errors.

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