Tuesday, April 21, 2009

If the Nats need pitching...

- and there's a slight chance they might - considering this guy in the 2009 draft wouldn't be a horrible idea:

W PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- Mitchell High senior Patrick Schuster tossed his fourth consecutive no-hitter on Monday night. The lanky left-hander struck out 17 to help his team beat rival Pasco High 5-0 in front of a full house of several hundred spectators. Schuster's streak began April 3. He's piled up 60 strikeouts in the four games, helping Mitchell to a 19-3 record. He's 7-0 on the season.

And look at that. He's already pitching in front of a larger crowd than the Nats currently draw.

23 comments:

TJ said...

Gee, can't wait for the Jets to draft one of these guys:

Kenny Britt is flaky. Darrius Heyward-Bey's hands and route-running are suspect. Hakeem Nicks was overweight and not in great shape when the Ravens worked him out Friday. In other words, the receivers are a suspect group, and a few of them we thought would be picked in the first round are going in the second.

Mark said...

Just some of the reasons that Percy Harvin will end up being the best of all the "elite" WRs taken in this draft. I know Percy likes to toke and he may be a little too competitive at times (ala Steve Smith), but I'd much rather have those flaws in my highly drafted WR than suspect hands and route-running ability (Aren't those the two most important aspects of being a WR?) or a work ethic so shaky that he shows up to critical pre-darft workouts out of shape.

TJ said...

Yeah, I have my concerns about his durability, but he appears to be head and shoulders above these other clowns. Seriously, as Mark pointed out, DHB is a 1st round draft pick at WR and he has suspect hands and route-running abilities? Um, those would seem to be problems if you play WR, right?

Mark said...

Also, I'm pretty sure nobody enjoyed yesterday more than TJ and Greg. At one point last night I received 6 voicemails in a ten minute span that included topics such as Robbert Loggia, Sneakers O'Toole, Magnum P.I. and my sexuality, among others.

After I stopped laughing, I called back and talked them thru the last five minutes of Bulls-Celtics, since Greg is currently sans cable.

TJ said...

Good times.

TJ said...

Nice:

CENTERVILLE — A teenager suspected of car burglary was so surprised when he opened a car door to find a police officer sitting inside that he messed his pants, police said.

TR said...

Teej - I too saw Peter King's MMQ piece. On the "Kenny Britt is flaky" topic, there are several hundred flaky guys in the NFL. There are a lot of worse words you can use. For example, with Percy Harvin you could insert "high".

Jets will take Freeman at 17. He will follow the trail blazed by such immortals as Richard Todd, Ken O'Brien, Browning Nagle and Kellen Clemens.

TR said...

I have a 3 PM phone interview with a guy who got his PhD at MIT. This might end badly for me. Maybe he likes to talk IFOCE.

TJ said...

Number 5 Alive

No dissassemble

TR said...

Ally Sheedy. I miss you.

Mark said...

TR-- While you are correct, I'd still rather take the guy who put up unbelievable numbers, played thru serious injuries and won two national titles over a flaky receiver from an average program in the Big East.

TR said...

But didn't Harvin's Wonderlic score reveal that he is what some people would call "mentally retarded" a la Brick Tamland?

I have no issue with Harvin. He could do a lot for the Jets. My point was that Peter King, a guy who spends about one month focused on the draft and watches very little college ball, has officially downgraded Britt b/c he's flaky. I guess he knows what the GMs are thinking, but I think that's a weak word.

It's aggravating in the same way it's aggravating to read the Sports Guy give his NBA draft preview comments.

zoltan said...

Yeah. What the fuck does "flaky" mean?

TJ said...

Like a croissant?

Mark said...

I didn't read the King article and have no real use for his draft insights. In fact, I'd take Britt before I'd take Hicks and Heyward-Bey (both of whom seem long on physical talent and severely lacking otherwise). As for Harvin's wonderlic score, that would be my biggest concern, as WR can be a much more cerebral position in the NFL that most make it out to be.

Flaky is a word that leaves far too much up to interpretation but I took it to mean he might not have great study habits, lost focus easily and might even not be the sharpest knife in the drawer.

rob said...

i'd like greg and teejay to take wonderlic tests the next time they meet up to discuss vatican policy.

TJ said...

Rob, that stuff makes you smarter. Duh.

TJ said...

I know Geoff's excited - tonight the first NHL playoff hockey game ever will be played in that stellar American metropolis, Columbus.

TJ said...

Phil Jackson is 41-0 when he wins Game 1 of a series. That is absurd.

Geoff said...

I hate Columbus. If cities were restaurants, Colunbus would be a Red Lobster.

Whitney said...

Our chum Chris Marston, Columbus resident as of 3 months from now.

Geoff said...

I hope he likes chain restaurants, morbidly obese people and Buckeyes football...because that's all it has to offer.

TJ said...

I think Geoff's personal hell is attending a never ending Gloria Estefan concert in Columbus, OH.