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Friday, December 26, 2003

The Sox officially announced the signing of Pokey Reese today, with the supporting rationale that defense on the right side is important - as the team gave up more base hits on the right side than any AL team last year. So, RSN citizens, a couple of simple questions for you (and Theo too!):
- Which player - Pokey Reese or the departed Todd Walker - has a better lifetime fielding percentage?
- Which player - Pokey Reese or the departed Todd Walker - has more lifetime errors?
- Which player - Pokey Reese or the departed Todd Walker - has more Total lifetime Fielding Chances, Put Outs, and Assists?
- Which player - Pokey Reese or the departed Todd Walker - has turned more Double Plays?
Answers my friends: Walker for all of these questions - except the DP question; on this one stat they are tied at 428. He has also played more games.
Now, do you want me to ask questions about which player has better offensive stats? (Hint: see the answers to the above questions also.)

NO, I didn't enjoy watching Walker twisting in the defensive wind last year but Pokey better carry his weight with his glove in sterling fashion or you will be remembering these stats when the Sox are down three with the bases loaded and Pokey on deck. Can you say PH?