Really, Really Pathetic Stats
As many of you know, Nationals Park has a great big scoreboard out in center field. If you've ever heard team president Stan Kasten or owner Mark Lerner talk, you'll eventually hear something about how amazing the scoreboard is.
Unfortunately, our "great and amazing" scoreboard is putting up some of the most pathetic stats you'll ever see.
Just look up at the scoreboard when a National comes up to the plate. Ignore the low batting average and non-existent power numbers, but look in the top center of the scoreboard.
There you will see some stat that an intern had to spend four hours of his unpaid life looking for. And to be quite honest, it wasn't worth the effort.
For example, let's look at some stats of the "power hitter" Wily Mo Pena. Back in a game on April 27th, the scoreboard said, "Wily Mo Pena has 69 homers in 413 games over the last 5 years, the 8th most during that span."
What? Honestly, that intern must not have been able to get Stan Kasten's coffee for a few days trying to find that stat. As one of my friends pointed out, "I guess you really have to dig for numbers when the guy's barely hitting .200."
Also, at Thursday's game against the D-backs, the scoreboard read, "Both of Wily Mo Pena's home runs this year have come at home."
Wow. Not only does this make you feel sorry for Wily, but it depresses you to no end. If I wanted to be depressed I'd watch the game, not look at the scoreboard.
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