Yes, in today's episode they credit my patented AQ stat with the reason Ian Kinsler was drafted ahead of Chase Utley in one of their women-only fantasy leagues.
For the record, Ian Kinsler (a proud member of Team Awesome) does edge out Chase Utley in the AQ department. Although Chase gets some AQ bonus points for swearing on TV at the Home Run Derby. Entertaining me, in whatever way I see fit=Adorable (my stats, my rules.)
However...if you factor in the GABF (Good at Baseball Factor) to get the Total Awesomeness Rating (TAR), Chase Utley should probably be drafted ahead of Kinsler in pretty much any scenario.
I say this as a Public Service Announcement to women fantasy players everywhere. But, you know...do what feels right to you. I am a firm believer that fantasy baseball is more fun if you love your team with all your heart. It also keeps you from abandoning them if things go south. Let's face it. Win or lose, it's just fun to say you own Ian Kinsler.
Please note that I do rank Ian Kinsler ahead of Dustin Pedroia in each Those Girls statistical category. Now, if only we could get Ian Kinsler a national tv ad for a video game....
Anyway, I just wanted to point out that apparently I am not the only person who is abnormally fond of Ian Kinsler and his high socks. I feel validated.
Unrelated Side Note: This is another real conversation I had with my mother....
Mom: The Royals signed Sidney Ponson?!Me: Yes.Mom: Why do teams keep giving him contracts?Me: I have no idea. I think hypnosis is involved.
Wait...that wasn't actually totally unrelated. Remember when the Rangers released Ponson because he said mean things to Ian Kinsler? NO one puts Baby in the corner...
All roads lead to Ian Kinsler.
And Dirty Dancing, apparently.
I have a feeling it's going to be a weird day.