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Quote of the Day: Ian Desmond on Miguel Batista’s fastball

Mar 22, 2011, 9:32 AM EST

Miguel Batista

Yesterday Cardinals pitcher Miguel Batista hit Nationals’ infielder Ian Desmond, setting off a little brouhaha. Desmond wasn’t too steamed about it, though:

“It was intentional, but Miggy throws like Miss Iowa. It’s no big deal.”

I had forgotten about the Miss Iowa/Batista stuff.  Fun times!

But it’s a new year now, and if you’re curious, this is the current Miss Iowa. This, in contrast, is Miguel Batista.

If I was filling out a pitching staff, I’d be inclined to go with Miss Iowa. Chemistry matters.

  1. okobojicat - Mar 22, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    On the linked article, Florio is listed as the author. Now that my friends, is scary

    • drunkenhooliganism - Mar 22, 2011 at 9:58 AM

      It’s clearly not him. He didn’t use the article to be a mouthpiece for the owners and belittle the players and their union.

      • Craig Calcaterra - Mar 22, 2011 at 10:08 AM

        When we converted from Movable Type to WordPress last year, for some reason a ton of posts that I did came over as being written by Florio. Some settings issue, I’m sure.

        Florio has written one post for this site — something on the Roger Clemens indictment last year — but all of the others are mine.

  2. cur68 - Mar 22, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    I’m not sure what’s going on in Iowa but I like it. Clearly I should have been reading this post from last year; what wit and charm! That Florio guy sure can write…:)

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