A Good Thing - The way Jesse Winker has been doing a convincing Ted Williams impression for a solid month now. His .397 batting average and 29 total hits are best in the league as of this morning. His wOBA is a clean .500, which if I recollect means the man is worth half a run every time he comes to the plate. And THAT is our WayJam! Jam Thing of the Week sponsored by Space Jam: A New Legacy (available July 16th).
A Joey Thing - It was a really cathartic thing to see Joey Votto bang out the go-ahead double last night. He was colder than a polar bear’s toenails over the last week or so and you can see how satisfying it was for him to get the big hit in that big situation.
A Typical Thing for Columbus - Last May when the Columbus Police Department was bashing skulls and macing elected officials, Mayor Andrew Ginther was taking a break from his usually rigorous schedule of scrubbing the buttholes of local rich folks to go play golf with some cops. And the cops were on duty at the time and got paid to play golf with the mayor. While hundreds of other cops were summarily violating the civil rights of the mayor’s electorate.
According to this report, on May 30, 2020 at 2:30pm, @MayorGinther was golfing. What was happening in Columbus that same afternoon? @SG_Hardin, @RepBeatty and hundreds of protesters were being pepper sprayed and attacked by cops. https://t.co/eHFZNYsXvl pic.twitter.com/JsimJRu0oo— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) April 28, 2021
That’s a Mayor Joe Quimby kinda thing.
A Fun Thing - For a good ten years or so I carried a copy of this with me in my wallet.
Growing up, my best friend and I would turn to each other frequently and mouth this phrase. Usually in reaction to someone else saying something dumb. Far Side is trending today so let’s be trendy!