I received the following email from Repoz of Clutch Hits fame Thursday evening:
Overheard on the YES Network Yankee game tonight (not verbatim)...
Michael Kay: "Not many people know this, but Jeff Weaver has a brother named Jered, who will probably be the number one pick in the country. I believe he goes to school at USC or Cal State Fullerton somewhere ... help me out here Kenny (Singleton)."
Kenny Singleton: "I think he goes to Long Beach State or is it ... maybe Fresno State?"
Repoz adds that the exchange "ended with Kay coming back from a break and stating that Weaver goes to Long Beach State and thanking one of the guys in the booth for the info".
I'm going to pull a Mike Carminati here and evaluate that little chit chat. Let's take 'em one at a time.
"Not many people know this..."?
Yeah, maybe your wife and mother-in-law don't know, Michael, but that doesn't mean the rest of us are in the dark, too. It must be nice to have such inside information at your disposal. Gee whiz! Thanks for sharing.
"I believe he goes to school at USC or Cal State Fullerton..."
Yep, and I believe Mike Mussina pitches for the Mets or the Phillies. And to think Kay gets paid for such wisdom. My oh my!
"I think he goes to Long Beach State or is it ... maybe Fresno State?"
Gosh, I bet it's one of those four schools, guys. It's just so doggone confusing. Weaver has been compared to Mark Prior, who went to USC. And Jered's brother Jeff went to Fresno State. And hasn't Fullerton State been Long Beach's biggest nemesis? I mean, how does one keep all of this information straight?