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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"The Mendoza Line"

So, if you're not a baseball geek like me, you likely don't get the reference, so I'll share its definition with you:

The Mendoza Line is an expression in baseball, deriving from the name of shortstop Mario Mendoza, whose lifetime batting average is taken to define the threshold of incompetent hitting. Even though Mendoza's career batting average over nine seasons was .215,[1] most often the cutoff point is said to be .200, and when a position player's batting average falls below that level, the player is said to be below the Mendoza Line. This is often thought of as the offensive threshold below which a player's presence in Major League Baseball cannot be justified, regardless of his defensive abilities.

I hope you're not bored to tears, but I'm there. Hovering at The Mendoza Line.  On the brink of Onederland, with an inability to hang tight under 200. I have seen a low of 198.5, but the very next day, I was back to 200.5, with no real explanation. I've been eating well and exercising, so I refuse to get all bummed out. For now, I'm just hanging around the Mendoza Line, hoping I can get sent down to the minors real soon!

P.S. I still can not comment, even after following Jen's direction.  So frustrating!