Monday, November 15, 2010
McCann- Brian or Bryan?
One is an perennial all-star (5 straight seasons) catcher for the Atlanta Braves and the other is a rookie cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys.
While watching the lowly Cowgirls throttle the New Jersey Giants on Sunday I heard a name familiar to me- Bryan McCann. This McCann was black and fast, much unlike the sloth-toed whiteboy catcher that blasts bombs against the Phightins. Bryan of the NFL had his first career interception yesterday and returned it 101 yards for a touchdown. Meanwhile, Brian earned himself another Silver Slugger award.
Other Same Name Syndromes:
*The Ryan Braun's
*The Carpenter's (Not the band)
2 Years 4 Contreras:
Reports have Jose Contreras nearing a 2 year deal for $5M, which includes an option for a 3rd year plus incentives. The Cuban will be turning 39 soon, but in his first season of relief did a good job striking out over a batter per inning and posting a 3.34 ERA in 56.2 innings worked. My take- 2 years is risky for an elder reliever that's only been pitching out of the bullpen for 1 season, but it's a risk that's probably worth taking.